Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Deciding on hollow or solid 3D prints, part of 3D Printing with ZBrush.
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…Depending on several factors, you may or may…not want to make your 3D prints hollow.…In this video I'll go over the various…considerations and situations that go into making this decision.…Let's see what those factors are.…So, for some models like Howard here, he has a very…obvious place to put an escape hole; in the base underneath.…However, with this penguin there's really not such…an obvious place to put the escape hole.…So, you might not want to make the penguin hollow…because putting an escape hole in him would just be awkward.…
Another consideration is the material type.…So, for example, on the left we have an example of what you might…get from a maker bot or one of the other fused filament type printers.…Now those types of printers actually don't need to be hollow…because the way they print automatically creates an in-fill on the inside.…In the middle we have an example of full color…printing, which may or may not benefit greatly from being hollow.…And on the right we have an example of a precious metal like silver.…
This course was created by Ryan Kittleson. We're honored to host this training in our library.
- Combining multiple objects
- Sizing an object with real-world units
- Fixing parts that are too thin
- Cutting models into smaller pieces
- Making models hollow
- Working with color 3D prints