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Gaze into the unblinking eyes of your creation and understand that you cannot 3D print a soul. If you’re using a 3D printer , you’ll need something to print. There are a wide variety of 3D-printable models to choose from online, but if you want to make something truly your own, you’ll need to design it yourself. Learning how to do so will immensely increase your DIY potential, allowing you to make decorative parts, mechanical pieces for robots, jigs for making even more items, and almost anything that comes to mind. This article will introduce you to some foundational modeling concepts, but in an effort to make the basics a little more fun, we’ll do so by creating a cylindrical figure with a cartoonish face. Install design software To make a model, you’ll need some sort of 3D computer-aided design (CAD) program. While commercial options can cost thousands of […]

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