This Instructure will show how to take out the sculpture from the Zbrush and prepare the file for 3D printing.
This process takes advantage of the Zbrush 3.
But most other 3D modeling programs work fine.
The final print is sent to the size ABS printer and it takes about 8 hours to print.
This process runs with another illustrative process I recently wrote: The first step needs to create a sculpture in Zbrush.
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It is important to keep the resolution of the model at the appropriate level of subdivision.
To ensure the best print resolution, the model is subdivided 3 times without creating too many files.
After the sculpture is completed, export the tool as an OBJ file.
The software used by the size ABS printer requires files in STL format.
This means that the OBJ file exported from Zbrush needs to be converted.
I used Rhino 3D for this.
Select the object/object and export it as an STL file.
Import the STL file into the printing software and print the sculpture.
There are a variety of software packages that can achieve the same effect, such as the Silo 3D that I own and use frequently.
Most people don\'t have access to 3D printers, but there are several services that can print products for you at a reasonable price, like I haven\'t used either yet, but both companies highly recommend it.
In any case, the core concept is the same.
You have to know the resolution and file size that the output machine can handle while still getting the level of detail you want.
I know 3D printing
is still quite expensive, but prices will continue to drop as we continue to find new uses for the technology.
For the purpose of art, the integration of these technologies can be realized. I never thought it would be possible.
I want you to design your own art in this way.
Please feel free to ask any questions and leave feedback to let me know what you think about my guidance. Thanks!