Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Uploading the model to Shapeways, part of Photoshop: 3D Printing.
…If you're getting your model printed on Shapeways,…there's just a few more steps to follow.…Let's see how it's done.…So, I already generated my 3D printable model from Photoshop.…I had Shapeways selected as my output, and I chose…full color sandstone as the material, since my model has color.…Now, one thing I want to point out…here is that Photoshop automatically thickened the model,…so that it would be thick enough to…survive printing in the full color sandstone material.…This material requires things to be a little…bit chunkier, so you might notice that the text,…for example, is a bit thicker, here, than…you can see it, here, in the original model.…
That's because, as it was, it would be just too thin to print reliably.…If this is a problem for your design, you might want to increase the size of…your model, so that it prints larger and it doesn't have to inflate so much.…As you can see, our character is almost reaching the very top of the print volume.…So, if you want to make him larger, you might have to lay him on his back…
In this course, Ryan Kittleson shows you how to import 3D models or create your own right inside Photoshop. You can use texture maps, opacity maps, and bump maps to define the details and then export the models in print-ready formats. The finished models can then be printed at home or through a service like Shapeways.
This course was created by Ryan Kittleson. We're honored to host this training in our library.
- Importing 3D files
- Applying textures for color printing
- Combining multiple models
- Making models hollow
- Printing with various material types
- Printing fine detail