In order to express my feelings through designing the case, I decided to research about effects and meanings of different colors. Based on my research on color symbolisms, I’ll decide the phone case themes. Click READ MORE for my research. Continue reading
This is the source I’m using for Slic3r basic tutorials. I’ve been searching for different tutorials, and this is the most specific and relevant one. However, this tutorial is designed for older version Slic3r. I couldn’t find any tutorials that’s about the newest version. It’ll still be fine since the basic functions will be the same. The tutorials mentioned about many different features of Slic3r. I’ll only include the important ones into my blog.
Mr. Lancett told me about the software Slic3r, which is used to convert file into gcode.
It includes real-time incremental slicing, 3D preview, toolpaths preview,3D honeycomb, customizable bed shape, integration with OctoPrint, pressure regulation.
For tutorials, I used http://makezine.com/projects/getting-started-with-slic3r/ to learn the basics of slic3r. With this software I’ll be able to change the print settings and export as a gcode file. I played around with it a bit, and it seems pretty easy to use especialy with the badic tutorial. However, I’ll still need to ask Mr. Lancett for the school printer’s information so I can add it into the program.
Site – do MLA later:
After testing out my sample, I realize that dimension of the model is one of the most important part in order to make my product successful. I found few sources that could be useful for this project. Click READ MORE. Continue reading
Website – do MLA later:
I’ll use Lynda.com for tutorials, since it is convenience (where I used it for my IT project too). I found a tutorial learning how to use 123D in one and a half hour. It’s pretty short (compare to Blender – 6 hours and AutoCAD – 7 hours).
Up and Running with 123D Design
- Adding primitives
- Drawing shapes, lines, and splines
- Trimming and extending
- Transforming and snapping
- Measuring and duplicating
- Modifying solids
- Extruding, sweeping, revolving, and lofting solids
- Splitting faces and solids
- Staying organized with groups and hidden objects
- Creating patterns
- Adding text
- Saving and exporting a 3D design
I’ll take notes as I watch the tutorial. Click READ MORE for the notes.
I asked Mr. Lancett whether I should use Blender or Autodesk 123D Design. Those two are more suitable for my project because it’s easier to use, where my product is focused more on designing. I summarized the features of both softwares below. Click READ MORE for information. Continue reading