There are a lot of ways to fix bad mesh files for printing, but what if the mesh file has colour data?
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use the Erase and Fill feature in Meshmixer to repair holes and gaps, while blending in surrounding colours for great looking, full colour 3D prints.
Be sure to subscribe for the Advanced Series of 3D Scan editing where we’ll combine this technique with several more difficult steps to fix a very bad actual 3D Scan and preserve it’s colour at the same time.
Yes, I spell it COLOURED not COLORED because I’m an Aussie. Stop telling me it’s wrong, Chrome!
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!