Your 3D model isn't printable? Check out our 2019 guide to the best STL repair software tools for fixing STL files, plus tips on how to repair STL files.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Blender has the capability of importing many types of 3D models; .obj, .stl, .cae, .fbx etc. In this article, you will be able to read about some pages which offer both free and paid 3D models for you to use in Blender.
Scenes can get messy in Blender, and sometimes you need to transform a bunch of objects together. Learn how to group, hide, and select all objects.
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.
Blender is a free, open-source 3D design software that's useful for creating models to 3D print. This tutorial will show you how to get started, taking you through the steps of making a pyramid box!
After some time using Blender you might start to realize that maybe there are some things missing or you would like to have. Well, here we will make a list of some Blender add-ons which you won't want to miss!
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?
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.
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!
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.