Prepare a Model for Prototyping by Closing Gaps


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Preparing a model for prototyping by confirming that all gaps are closed

In this video, we are hopefully 100% complete with our design and modeling work, and ready to export for prototyping. Now, a prototype is a three-dimensional printout, which is to say a physical and real-world part you can hold in your hand. The prototype is typically fabricated with a high-tech machine, which uses your 3D data exported from Rhino. As soon as you've built your model carefully, cleanly and accurately, you might be the one person who never needs these strategies. But for everyone else, I've developed a series of quality checks and fixes that can make this somewhat stressful stage much easier.

Now as a reminder, the key for any prototyping process is to export a closed solid. We're going to focus on the arms. I'm going to turn off the robot layer. I zoom in here, and upon first glance, it looks closed, complete and finished, but that's actually no guarantee. So, let's try a quick check of the volume, which will tell us right off the bat if there is any o...

Preparing a model for prototyping by confirming that all gaps are closed
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Preparing a model for prototyping by confirming that all gaps are closed provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dave Schultze as part of the Rhino 4 Essential Training

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3D + Animation CAD
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Rhino
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