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MB3D to 3D Print Tutorial

MB3D 3D Print Tutorial

See my other tutorials here [link]

My 3D prints on Shapeways [link]
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Hello, thank you a lot for your comment  :)
elminino's avatar
really cool, wish i had a 3d printer!
nic022's avatar
Hello, thank you a lot for your comment  :)
Shamanic-Harmonics's avatar
Can you suggest some starting formulas or parameters in MDB3D? I've been playing for an hour looking for shapes I think might be okay, but I'm getting lost in fractal world instead of finding something to just begin with :)
Scratchytag's avatar
Answered so many questions I had so thank you very very much 😃
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nic022's avatar
You are welcome, thank to you  :)
SteveAbell's avatar
Excellent tutorial, it answered many questions for me!!

In meshlab, what is the urpose of using the "invert faces orientation"?

I have been exporting 2000  x 2000 x 2000 voxel exports from MB3D. When run through FIJI and Meshlab, I end up with a massive file. A recent export had 13 million faces and weighed in at a hefty 1.24 gig!! In Meshlab, I used the "Quadratic edge decimation", to reduce the face count and file size to an acceptable size, whilst still retaining good detail.
nic022's avatar
If you try to export with voxel into MB3D the limit to not cross is 1000x1000x1000
At the begening you may try with 500x500x500 to learn how to use Meshlab and Netfabb
MB3D export mesh with inverted faces you may use Meshlab to fix it as explain in my tutorial
For 3D printing the max polygones accepted is 1'000'000 and the file max 60 Mb
You may find more info in my other tuto about voxel export
Cheers, Nic
SteveAbell's avatar
Hi Nic,

Many thanks for taking the time to reply to my questions, it really is most appreciated. Now I understand much more!

Thanks again,
nic022's avatar
Thank you a lot  :)
Thank you for showing your incredible art and thanks for the generosity to teach...very cool
nic022's avatar
Thank you a lot for your comment  :)
Lion6255's avatar
This whole concept is amazing to me..Thank you for taking your time and creating this wonderful tut filled with the answers to alot of my questions      Hug 
seymourjames's avatar
Yup - 3D printing is going to really get popular with the open marketplace for designers and printers on . 
nic022's avatar
Thank for the info  :)
seymourjames's avatar
Thanks for your response. It is difficult to get a nice open community going on but we are trying. We love Deviantart and visit it regularly. We see people sharing the interest in many cases. 
Tate27kh's avatar
My goodness, I had no idea how involved the process is, I have a new appreciation for the works you put up :)
Thanks for sharing this info my friend :)
nic022's avatar
No problem, now you know how it works  :)
Tate27kh's avatar
Yes thanks for your time and effort my friend it is most appreciated.
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