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Background Knowledge
Blender: Background Image – Simply Explained

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.

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Two of a Kind
Blender: How to Merge Objects – Simply Explained

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.

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Two Isn't Always Better Than One
Blender: Remove Doubles – How to Remove Double Vertices

Duplicate or double vertices in Blender can pose some real problems in modeling. Learn more about vertices in general with this guide, including how to remove doubles in Blender.

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A Whole New Perspective
Blender: How to Move the Camera – Simply Explained

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.

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Get it printed!
18 Best STL Repair Software Tools in 2019

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.

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UV Treasure Mapping
Blender: UV Mapping – Simply Explained

Almost every digital model has a 2D texture applied to it. Discover the process of Blender UV mapping and work through an example to see exactly how it's done.

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Back to Basics
Blender: How to Reduce Polygons – Simply Explained

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.

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It's Good to Be Normal
Blender: Recalculate Normals – Simply Explained

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.

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One for All, All for One
Blender: How to Select All Objects – Simply Explained

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.

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Will It Blender?
Blender 3D Printing Tutorial – 16 Easy Steps for Beginners

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!

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There's an Add-on for That
5 Must-Have Blender Add-ons & Plugins

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!

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From Blender to Slicer
Blender & STL – How to Make 3D Printable STL Files in Blender

Almost every 3D modeling platform is able to produce 3D printable models, and Blender is no exception. Discover how to easily achieve good quality STL files using this more than can capable software.

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A CAD Shootout
Blender vs Maya – CAD Software Compared

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.

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Stuck Like Glue
Blender: How to Group Objects – Simply Explained

When working in Blender with a large scene containing many objects, it can be easy to lose track of things. Fortunately, there is a way to group objects together for easy manipulation and organization.

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Blender tutorial
3D Printed Maps: How to Make a Topo Map to 3D Print

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.

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