Using the 3D printer, I imported my file and set it up to print. After a few hours I was able to remove the excess material. Finally, I was able to in...
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.
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.
Bio:My name is Michael Amundsen, and I have a Bachelors of Fine Art in Digital Media Arts and a minor in Cultural Anthropology, from the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University. I joi...read more »