Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Cutting a flat bottom, part of 3D Scanning with a Camera.
- In this video, we'll use the Plane Cut tool…to make a flat bottom on our mesh.…For most designs, you'll want a flat bottom…so the design can stand up straight…and for a desktop 3D printed object,…a flat bottom makes it much easier to print.…So, let's see how to do it.…Let's go to the Edit menu and choose Plane Cut.…Let's orbit around here with our center mouse button.…So, you can see a few things here.…We have that same gizmo that we saw with the transform tool…and our preview of the cutting plane…tells us that it's currently oriented correctly.…
We already did that work orienting our object.…But, if you wanted to, you could change the cutting plane to…be at a different orientation.…This blue arrow here, if we click on it,…by clicking on it, it flips the part of the model…that's going to be kept.…In our case, this is the side that we want.…Let's drag this blue arrow down a ways…and you can see how our preview changes.…Now, right now, we're just sort of freely moving.…
We have two more letters over here.…S is for snap, A is for absolute.…
- Choosing the right subject
- Taking photos
- Tips for capturing a great scan
- Processing your scan with 123D Catch
- Repairing a scan with Meshmixer
- Touching up UV maps with Photoshop
- Preparing a file for 3D printing
- Uploading files to Shapeways for printing
Skill Level Beginner
Up and Running with 3D Printingwith Kacie Hultgren1h 16m Appropriate for all
Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printerswith Kacie Hultgren1h 5m Appropriate for all
1. Photogrammetry Basics
2. Scanning an Object
3. Repairing a Scan
4. 3D Printing with a Desktop Printer
3D printing with Meshmixer2m 28s
5. 3D Printing with Shapeways
Next steps1m 1s
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