Blender can do this right?

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dphens
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Blender can do this right?

Post by dphens »

Hi all,

I am a new user ("user" being VERY loosely applied here!) and have very little experience with modeling software. I am working through some tutorials and the essentials book to learn the program, but want to confirm it can do what I am after.

I'd like to create models that I can export and then produce on a CNC machine. The models would be mostly ornamental, similar to those on this site:

http://www.vectorart3d.com/store/index.cfm/Flourishes/

or

http://www.vectorart3d.com/store/index.cfm/Rosettes/


If I can do this type of modeling with Blender, I'd be extremely grateful to anyone who could put together a small tutorial on how to accomplish this to get me started. One thing in particular is how to have spaces in the model. I've not come across anything yet that showed me how to do that.

Thanks!

SiathLinux
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Re: Blender can do this right?

Post by SiathLinux »

dphens wrote:Hi all,

I am a new user ("user" being VERY loosely applied here!) and have very little experience with modeling software. I am working through some tutorials and the essentials book to learn the program, but want to confirm it can do what I am after.

I'd like to create models that I can export and then produce on a CNC machine. The models would be mostly ornamental, similar to those on this site:

http://www.vectorart3d.com/store/index.cfm/Flourishes/

or

http://www.vectorart3d.com/store/index.cfm/Rosettes/


If I can do this type of modeling with Blender, I'd be extremely grateful to anyone who could put together a small tutorial on how to accomplish this to get me started. One thing in particular is how to have spaces in the model. I've not come across anything yet that showed me how to do that.

Thanks!
Contact me via my email - siath@live(dot)com and I'll create some examples for your, and create a tutorial for you to follow in making more for yourself.

I do not charge for this - as I believe Blender was made free for a reason.
SiathLinux

stiv
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Post by stiv »

Blender can export STL files. These can be feed into a rapid prototyping machine. Suzannes were done this way for awards.

ldo
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Re: Blender can do this right?

Post by ldo »

SiathLinux wrote:
dphens wrote:I do not charge for this - as I believe Blender was made free for a reason.
There is a difference between free/libre and free/gratis, a distinction which regularly gets lost in English. Blender, like all Free Software, is free/libre—free of restrictions. In particular, there is no restriction on you making money from it—just so long as you do not restrict other people’s freedoms to do the same with the software.

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