Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting the printable file, part of Meshmixer: Additive Manufacturing Job Preparation.
- [Instructor] So far, Mesh Mixer has done all the…prep work we need to print this model.…Things like setting scale, fixing problems,…cutting into smaller pieces, hollowing,…figuring out orientation, creating supports and so on.…In order to actually print this out…we'll have to save the pieces out individually…and open them up in the printer software…or upload it to a service like Shapeways.…Okay, let's take a look at the…model just before we export it.…We got two different pieces, we've got supports generated.…Let's go ahead and export one of these first.…
So let's go up to file, export.…You can really save it anywhere you want,…I'm going to save it within the exercise files.…So we'll just name this, back half inches.…Now the format you save it as kind of…depends on what you're going to do…with it and what kind of model it is.…For full color sandstone on Shapeways, for example,…or most full color models you want to choose…VRML format with a dotWRL extension.…Other than that, the most common format is STL binary.…
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- Checking and changing a model's scale
- Fixing mesh issues
- Checking a model's balance and adding a base
- Splitting a model into smaller pieces
- Making tab and slot connections
- Increasing thickness for printability
- Making a model hollow
- Exporting a model ready for printing