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Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects - Book Review

Puzzled about what exactly open-source is and how it could benefit you? If you are in any creators’ community, be it 3D printing or any other, and have access to millions of designs and decent software for free, you already feel the positive impact of open source. In his book, […]

Book Review | Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source ...


If you are active on social media, you may come across weekly, monthly and even yearly challenges, promoted by people you follow. Here you can find 3D Design or 3D Printing related 30 day challenges that are about to start, are ongoing, or happened in the past. We will dig […]

30 Day Challenges – Sculptober, Printober, Scantober


Local Test File - 3D Printing Fragments of Original Model

Some models are successfully 3D printed by their creators and files are shared for others to print. However, 3D printers, materials and slicer settings are different in every case and therefore the end results may vary. It is quite frustrating when a print fails several hours into 3D printing. Eye-catching […]

Filament and 3D Printer Test Print – Local Test File ...


An object with overhangs over 45 degrees normally requires supports to be added before 3D printing. Choosing the right support settings and structures is a skill that needs to be learned when using desktop SLA and FDM 3D printers. In this post we will look at a few examples for […]

Support Settings in 3D Printing – Custom or Tree, Blocker ...



In this gallery, we offer you to take a look at what can be done from 3D scanned tree textures to give you ideas for 3D printing. There are many trees that carry a piece of history, sentimental value, or that are rare varieties in some well-kept gardens. Even though […]

3D Scanned Tree Texture – Ideas For 3D Printing



Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D Printer CNC Laser Engraver Cutter Unboxing Review

Snapmaker is one of the first of its kind module 3-in-1 desktop machines that can be turned into either a 3D printer, CNC carver or laser engraver/cutter in minutes. We were a bit skeptical in the beginning, wondering if such transformers were able to perform all these tasks up to […]

Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D Printer, CNC, Laser Engraver Review


Create Graphic Design with 3D Printer - Thumbnail

What do you think about 3D printed logos, icons and thumbnails? Do you get the message when you look at them? May this replace/disrupt the traditional way of showcasing 3D printing, when vectors are produced using graphic design? Let’s dig into the subject and check the pros and cons. And […]

Create Graphic Design With 3D Printer – Logos, Icons ...




Magical World of 3D Computer Graphics - SelfCAD

Visual computing has grown rapidly to become an ubiquitous phenomenon within the modern society. We can hardly go a day without being on our computers, be it mobile phones or PCs, and much of what we do on them relies heavily on manipulating the visual information generated by these computers. […]

Discover the Magical World of 3D Computer Graphics


When we get to the decision to buy some specific 3D printing gear, parts, or filament, it is logical to look for the best price and convenience. Here we will list major marketplaces for 3D printing gear. We will provide some stats, brief “pros and cons”, price, convenience, affiliate marketing, […]

Where to Buy 3D Printing Gear – Top 5 Online ...


While hunting for the rare trees for the ongoing 3D printing project, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the famous Kew Gardens in London, was at the top of our list. With the rich 250-year history, it is full of treasures. There is a 50m tall Great Pagoda, originally dating back to […]

Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens – 72 3D Printed Dragons ...



3D Printed Lamp Shades - Ideas & Safety Test

There is a lot of models on file repositories that would give you original ideas on how to upgrade the interior with gorgeous 3D printed lamp shades and light systems. Initially, we looked at this trend with a bit of skepticism as weren’t sure about the fire safety. But our […]

3D Printed Lamp Shades – Ideas and Safety Test – ...


Traditional Buildings With Original Historical Features for 3D Printing

There are interesting collections of the architectural models that can be 3D printed on both FDM and SLA desktop machines. Crowdfunding campaigns were launched on Kickstarter featuring historical traditional buildings’ designs for 3D printing. So far there are Chinese, Slavic, Wild West, Viking, and Maya buildings’ sets published and showcased […]

Traditional Buildings With Original Historical Features for 3D Printing


Vase Mode 3D Printing - 3D Scanned Tree Vases - Oak, Birch, and Pine Textures

Let’s use 3D scanning and vase mode 3D printing to achieve a real tree texture effect for functional or decorative items. There are many trees that carry a piece of history or sentimental value for someone. It may be an oak, which can be hugged by five or more people. […]

Vase Mode 3D Printing – 3D Scanned Trees – ...


Wood Filament Elephant Toy 6 comments

3D printing wood filament exists since 2012. It often consists of 60-80% polymers and 40-20% of recycled wood fiber of different kinds. There are no formal specifications for 3D printing materials and especially for new PLA composites. The properties of the end result, together with the whole printing experience, depends […]

Wood Filament Review



3D Scanned Tree Texture - Oak, Birch, and Pine Plant Coasters

Highly customizable and functional 3D printed coasters can serve for a long time and be an inspirational object on any table. They are easily printable on a desktop 3D printer at home and can be made in different materials. Let’s take a deeper look into this subject using a Tree […]

3D Printed Coasters – Tree Stump & Bark Textures


Color Changing Filament - Thermochromic 3D Printer Material Review

Another interesting desktop 3D printer material to try is the color changing filament. Manufacturers often surprise us with something new and unusual, like adding sparkles or multicolored segments on the spool. This time they got our attention by introducing a thermochromic filament, which changes its color depending on the temperature. […]

Color Changing Filament – Thermochromic 3D Printer Material Review


Photoscan with a Mobile Phone Camera - Photogrammetry

One of the convenient ways to 3D scan objects or the scenery is by taking pictures from all angles using a mobile phone camera, what’s known as photogrammetry or a photoscan. The images are then uploaded into a photogrammetry software for processing. After a clean-up, hopefully a quick one, the […]

Photoscan with a Mobile Phone Camera – Photogrammetry


3D Printed Plant Pots and Self-Watering Planters - Waterproof 3D Printing

File repositories offer a vast collection of plant pots or planters that can be 3D printed. Vases and pots usually are desktop 3D printer-friendly and any filament can handle the task. Taking into consideration that these objects are highly customizable and are functional, it is understandable why these are such […]

3D Printed Plant Pots and Self-Watering Planters – Waterproof 3D ...



PETG Filament Review - Waterproof Dishes For Planters

PETG filament is a 3D printing material for desktop 3D printers that has been quickly gaining popularity. PETG is a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that is glycol-modified. Before writing this review, we thought about adding the images of makes in PETG to the previous PET filament review that we published earlier. […]

PETG Filament Review – Pros & Cons – Waterproof 3D ...


Lip Sync - Intimidating Animation Tab ScreenShot - Blender 2.8

It is possible to set up an automated lip sync animation in Blender 2.8 for any character or a random object you find on a file repository website. Want to see a talking pipe? Yes, there is an automatically lip synced talking pipe animation on YouTube. Nearly every file on […]

Automated Lip Sync Animation for Any 3D Model – Blender ...


ABS Acetone Smoothing - ABS Filament Review - 3D Printing Materials 2 comments

Since we’ve posted our ABS filament review we observed that this material was losing its popularity among 3D printing community. Despite not being the most used filament for desktop 3D printers anymore, one quality is making it special. ABS acetone smoothing allows enhancing 3D printed objects by adding the shine […]

ABS Acetone Smoothing


Green and Blue PLA - 3D Printing Material - Tower of PI 2 comments

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is one of the most commonly used 3D printing materials. You often get a spool of it when you buy a new printer. PLA is normally the first filament used by beginners to 3D printing, as it is expected to have relatively predictable results. However, the quality […]

PLA – Best for Beginners – 3D Printing Filament



3D Printed Bust Sculptures - Today's Superheroes - Witcher, Black Cat & Flash

We follow some very talented designers on social media who draft highly detailed busts for 3D printing. The ancient technique of sculpting a human without arms dates back to 2345 BC. At that time, it was difficult to sculpt the hands as the clay was susceptible to cracking, compromising the […]

3D Printed Bust Sculptures – From Ancient Classics to Today’s ...


The Best Time Lapse Setup for 3D Printer - Octolapse, Mobile App, Camera Mount

Have you already mastered the time lapse recording using a mobile app, camera mount or Octolapse? If you are designer or creator in 3D printing, you will need to have one more skill under your belt – time lapsing your 3D printing in action. Here’s why: it will help to […]

The Best Time Lapse Setup for 3D Printer – ...


Blender Tutorial – Design for 3D Printing 4 comments

It’s time to learn an advanced 3D design software for 3D printing; let’s try a 4-week Blender course. Why Blender? Because it’s powerful, free, and one of the most popular 3D design tools out there. Blender has been around since the early 90’s. This software may appear hard to handle, […]

Blender 2.9 for 3D Printing Training – 3D Design Course ...


3D Printed Lamp - Turn Your Art Into Lithophanes

What is a lithophane? A lithophane is a special piece of art from the past. It’s usually a straight surface of thin material which contains a hidden secret. This secret will only reveal itself when light shines on the back of the material and shows its true beauty. A lithophane […]

3D Printed Lithophane – Turn Your Art and Photos Into ...



3D Printing Tools

When we bought our first printer we didn’t realize that there is a number of essential 3D printing tools to come with it. There are tools for the printing process and also for safety. Day by day we kept filling our toolbox with more essentials and now we have a […]

3D Printing Tools


Functional 3D Printing - Extra Nozzle for Hentry Vacuum Cleaner

Functional 3D printing does not get the same publicity as printing for fun. The share of useful 3D prints in domestic 3D printing is growing but such models are not appreciated enough. And there is a wave of criticism regarding that. In our opinion, both types of modelling are needed […]

Functional 3D Printing – Useful 3D Prints


3D Printed Optical Illusion

If you are into illusions you may find that 3D printers are very useful tools to replicate existing or create completely new combinations. A vast collection of 3D printed illusion models are available on 3D model repositories. Let’s have a look at some of them. Click on picture to zoom […]

3D Printed Illusion – Optical & Text Flips


Hairy 3D Prints Thumbnail 2 comments

3D printing nurtures creativity and curiosity. Some more advanced makers start to find standard printing boring. They look for a challenge and push the boundaries of this technology. They “torture test” their 3D printers to see the maximum capability. New ideas are born. Designing hairy 3D prints is one of […]

Hairy 3D Prints