3D Printing Designs: The Sun Puzzle is published by Packt Publishing in June 2016. This book has 118 pages in English, ISBN-13 978-1785888892.
Jigsaw puzzles derive their name from when they were cut from wood sheets using a hand-woodworking tool called a jig saw back in the 1760s. Have you ever wondered how a model idea for a jigsaw puzzle is articulated, and how it was made with these traditional tools?
Through this book, you will master the techniques of designing simple to complex puzzles models for 3D printing. We will quickly introduce you to some simple and effective principles of designing 3D printed objects using Blender. Through the course of the book, you’ll explore various robust sculpting methods supported by Blender that allow you to edit objects with actions such as bends or curves, similar to drawing or building up a clay structure of different shapes and sizes.
Finally, when the model is sculpted, you’ll learn some methods to cut the model and carve out multiple pieces of perfectly-fitting edges of different geometries to complete the puzzle.
What you will learn
- Design, manipulate, and export 3D models for 3D printing with Blender
- Master the art from creating meshes, scaling, subdivision, and adding detail with the Boolean modifier to sculpting a custom shape
- Cut a model into small pieces and learn to design complex interlocking joints