Create a Mesh Pattern and Light weight Your 3D Print Using Meshmixer (free)
A number of my fellow artists and makers have asked me how I achieve this mesh aesthetic in my CAD models and were surprised to find out that it is quite simple. I use edit > make pattern in Meshmixer, a free program by Autodesk.
Here are some tips that I found work best + a short video on how I do it.
I've used many programs and solutions for light weighting and piping effects (including Within and Grasshopper/Rhino) but this is one of the simplest. I am interested in how to have more control in the patterns and and would enjoy seeing your work and hearing how you lightweight, pipe and mesh your models... please post in comments below!
How to lightweight your 3D CAD model and add a mesh pattern fo... A number of my colleagues have asked me how I create this interesting #mesh pattern on my #CADmodels and lightweight for #3Dprinting... here is short video on how I do it!
Posted by Artist Amy Karle on Monday, February 22, 2016
Download Meshmixer and model your geometry there or in your program of choice.
Once your geometry is to a place where you like how it looks,
scale it to the size you'd like to 3D print it.