3D Printing & Architectural Models | Sweet Onion Creations

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3D Printing & Architectural Models | Sweet Onion Creations

  1. 1. // MODEL MAKING <ul><li>3D Printing and RHINO </li></ul>
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Future Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices for Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>What the #$%^ is an STL File? </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow & Understanding Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing limits of technology to save money </li></ul>
  3. 3. // case study Bernardon Haber Halloway Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA
  4. 4. Building Cities To Scale Scale Scale Scale
  5. 7. How to Model for 3D Printing <ul><li>Consider your final scale </li></ul><ul><li>Use Booleans as much as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure every item is a true solid object </li></ul><ul><li>“cut” the model in uninteresting spots to make seam repairs easily </li></ul>
  6. 8. No Mass
  7. 11. .STL File <ul><li>Sterelithography </li></ul><ul><li>Stupid Triangles and Lot’s of them </li></ul>
  8. 12. It’s just a mesh....
  9. 13. Tears in the mesh Bummer Dude :-(
  10. 14. problem surfaces are in yellow
  11. 16. // case study SketchUp Boulder, CO Boulder, CO
  12. 18. Spot the problem areas....
  13. 27. Suggested workflow: <ul><li>Design at full-scale in RHINO </li></ul><ul><li>Have a second RHINO window open at scale you want to 3D print </li></ul><ul><li>Design > Copy, Paste > Check surfaces and edges at scale. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Too small? Naked Edges? Normals? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eliminate delicate features and consider other methods </li></ul>
  14. 28. // case study ‘Design Your Dwelling’ SketchUp & Dwell Magazine SketchUp & Dwell Magazine
  15. 32. Thanks for Your Time <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>e: [email_address] </li></ul>

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