Layer by Layer: #3DPrinted Stencils #3DThursady #3DPrinting


The details on the Cortana costume were created with the help of 3d printed stencils. On this weeks layer by layer we’ll cover some tips and tricks on creating printable geometry for stencils.



Modeling designs that work well as a stencil can be tough to visualize. Here we can tell the hole and trace details are not attached to the rest of the stencil.

A quick tip on “punching holes” through geometry is to simply push the inner face out passed it’s wall.


Chain the small hole details by using a rectangle to connect them to the rest of the stencil.


Now you can use the subtract options inside of 123D to create the stencil to 3d print!


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