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That's pretty cool right.

Impress your friends by printing out their apartment building and putting it in a diorama with Godzilla.

Or better yet...turn this into a chocolate.

Let me know how it goes,

The model was done at at .27mm res with 1 layar wall thickness.  No raft, no support.  Layer time was adjusted to minimum 15 seconds so the tower wouldn't slump at the highest levels.
Really cool! <br>
This is awesome for Printing Buildings. Thank you for laying it out. <br>Do you know if there is a way that you can print terrain models, they would be really useful in Geology Classes.
Not as of yet. There isn't a straightforward way to patch out elevation data directly to an STL or other 3d model. you *can* grab raw data from google under certain size limits for free and larger limits by paying. This raw data could in theory be used to create an STL but it does require a lot of programming knowledge. <br> <br>A quicker way would be vectorize a topographical map into loops and extrude each closed loop as a solid body to a ratio of the height. I've seen this with a large format scanner and a laser cutter pretty beautifully. With 3d printing it would also look pretty cool with &quot;steps&quot; instead of a smooth curves...or you could surface mesh it. I use Autodesk Inventor for all that jazz.
So, in theory, you could put a 3D printer in space, and replicate the planet?? Ok, thats pretty darned awesome!!!!
quite awesome, have a look at my instructables for more on sketchup export, a new tutorial instructable for sketchup will be posted soon.
wow, I love the way google has integrated these two products, very cool things could be done with this! did you actually print this out?
Yes! Did yesterday, check out the updated last page.

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