March 13, 2014 AT 6:01 pm

3D Design Software – Meshmixer: 3D Mashups & Remixes #3DThursday #3DPrinting

This week, I am sharing about 3D design software that I recommend for those who want to get started with design and modeling for 3D printing.

With a spirit of mischief and a pretty darned unique set of tools, Meshmixer finds its way into the 3D printing toolchain. How else can you grab that 3D scan, mash it up, squish it, re-combine it with another model, and still have a salvageable mesh at the end of the day?

It is still being developed by the troublemaker who started the project with the gleeful idea to have at the ready a drop-in set of designs to unleash on any unsuspecting digital model, such as bunny ears — or how about a Stanford bunny head?! — sprouting anywhere you see fit. But now that it has come under the Autodesk 123D family of apps, a few new handy tools have appeared that make it even more crucial, such as the auto-support tool to do a better job creating support than your typical CAM software. And one of the new “tools” is stability — as in it has some (finally). And when it crashes in the middle of your latest mad scientist experiment, just remember that in the past it probably would have crashed twice before you got as far as you got!

There are some handy resources over at the original Meshmixer site that supplement pretty active Forums where the real Meshmixer alchemists live.

From the Autodesk site for Meshmixer:

Meshmixer is the ultimate tool for 3D mashups and remixes. Mash, mix, sculpt, stamp or paint your own 3D designs, or start from over 10,000 models in the Gallery. Now includes direct 3D print support.

Read more.

Meshmixer 3D Mashups Remixes

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3D Printing Support Generator in meshmixer 2.0 by meshmixer

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