Your 3D model isn't printable? Check out our 2018 guide to the best STL repair software tools for fixing STL files, plus tips on how to repair STL files.
Want your Blender models to look different than the default gray? Then you're going to need to use some textures. Read through our step-by-step tutorial to get a grasp on textures and the UV editor, then use what you've learned on your own objects to make them look real!
Sometimes in Blender, an object you're modeling is too complicated to model in a single object, so it's easier to make two (or more) objects and then merge them together later. However, it's only easier if you know how! Here's how to merge together objects in three different ways.
Both moving the camera and moving the viewport are simple tasks in Blender, once you learn how. Introduced as a free, yet powerful 3D creation suite, Blender remains a very popular choice for 3D printing enthusiasts. Here's how to find your way around.
When modeling in Blender, models can sometimes have too many polygons, gobbling computer memory and adding an undesirable level of complexity. In this article, we show you how to reduce polygons in Blender.
Normals are a small but important part of your Blender model. They define what's "outside" and what's "inside" your model. So how do you recalculate normals that are facing the wrong way? Read on to learn more.
Learn how to sketch with a 3D pen and to create 3D pen templates in this 3D pen tutorial. Also, transform any 3D files into 3D pen stencils!
Scenes can get messy in Blender, and sometimes you need to transform a bunch of objects together. In this tutorial, we'll go through the basics of selecting multiple objects, grouping them, and hiding them.
Ever wondered how to set a background image in Blender? If you're tired of switching between your software and your reference image, this tutorial is for you.
As more and more people become interested in 3D printing, we present this Blender vs. Maya guide to help novices break down several factors that matter most when choosing a CAD platform.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D topographic model of any landscape you and have it output on a 3D printer.
The extrude tool in Blender is essential to modeling anything of quality. It allows you to extend and create a new section of your model. But how does it work exactly, and what are its uses?
A team of creators at the Blender Institute in Amsterdam are using LulzBot Mini 3D printers to bring their creations to life.
Graduating from hobbyist to entrepreneur, Vicky Somma uses Simplify3D and her MakerGear M2 to create and sell beautiful 3D printed aviary designs.