Measuring minimum thicknesses


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Measuring minimum thicknesses

Possibly the greatest concern when modeling for 3D printing is feature thickness. Shapes need to have a certain thickness in order to be strong and stable. In this video, I'll show you some ways of measuring the features of a model to make sure that they meet minimum tolerances. The minimum thickness varies depending on the material and the shape of the structure. So, it's up to you to research the thickness requirements of the material that you plan to print with. Now, there's two main techniques for this.

The first one is with the transpose tool. Just like we used it before to measure the overall dimensions of an object, we can also use it to measure specific parts as well. So, let's switch to any one of the transpose tools: move, scale, or rotate. And I just want to zoom out a little bit here. And let's see. We'll draw one all the way, just to get a sense. About 41 millimeters tall. And actually I'm going to go into Preferences, Transpose Units, and I'm going to set thi...

Measuring minimum thicknesses
Video duration: 4m 20s 1h 14m Intermediate

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Measuring minimum thicknesses provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Ryan Kittleson as part of the 3D Printing with ZBrush

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3D + Animation
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