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Play!

Play with the different software packages until you find one that ‘clicks’ for you. That makes sense to you and you will remember how to use when you come back to it a week later.

Each has their own personality and one may be better for the type of work you hope to design.

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Vase 126

This vase is a slight diversion from the designs I have been doing. I am still using vase mode here although the closeup shot of the lips looks as if it has an inner shell.

In real life this vase is beautiful with it’s gently sweeping curves. The photo doesn’t show this very well.

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Vase 123

The Timberfill Rosewood fillament is working pretty good. If you look closely you can see the print is a little ‘hairy’. These fibers tend to clog the nozzle so I often pause the printer before it starts printing the side walls and quickly clean the nozzle. I pause the printer,

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Experiment in Wood

I love the look of objects that are printed in ‘wood’ filaments. At least when I can get them to print.

The main issue I’ve had is the nozzle clogs up. But  today I got a roll of Fillamentum Timberfill Cinnamon filament. And with some tweaking I got it to print.

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Edge Test

With a mug you want the edge to be functional so it doesn’t drip and is comfortable on your lips. But you also want it to be aesthetically pleasing.

When designing a vase the aesthetics might be the most important factor. However you still want to make sure there are no sharp edges that might cut you.

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The Learning Curve

Let’s be real here. The learning curve for 3d design and printing is steep.

You have to learn the modeling software and also have to learn the printing process.

Before I discourage you, let me say doing this is worth it! So hang in there and keep playing.

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