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3D Printed Glasses

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While taking a class at Techshop, I set out to see if I could create 3D printed glasses. There are many ways you can approach 3D modeling and print. I decided to start by using a 3D scanner to get a model. I used the NextEngine 3D Scanner to capture a model of a generic Ray Ban sunglasses frame. A program like 123D Catch is a great alternative to those that do not have access to a 3D Scanner. The program allows you to take photos of an object and turn it into a 3D model.


If you need more info on where to get access to the tools I used check out TechShop.ws. I made it at TechShop.
 
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Step 1: 3D Scanning

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Using the 3D scanner, I was able to get a 3D model of the pair of glasses I had. I have included a version of the STL file I used. The STL file can easily be open in 3D modeling programs.

Step 2: 3D Modeling

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Once you have a scanned model to work with, you'll likely want to play around in a 3D modeling program of your choice. There are a host of them out there like Maya, Autodesk, Blender, or even Minecraft. Pick the one that works best for you. In my case, I found that Blender was beyond my learning curve with the time I had, so I ended up building another 3D model in Minecraft. Minecraft allowed me to modify the glasses in an easier way. 
3Dprintler4 months ago

There is almost no limit what you can do with 3D printing. Very nice 3D Printed Glasses, Cordavi!

very cool! gives me inspiration to wonder whats possible
love the minecraft bit, had no idea that was possible
rrkrose1 year ago
I would have never thought to make a 3-d print of glasses. Great job! :D
You used Minecraft to make these?! That's awesome!
mrmath1 year ago
You need a red and a blue lens to make this complete.
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