Converting 2D to 3D

You would think it was simple to extrude a 2D black & white image into 3D space.  I tried a number of avenues.  They all pretty much have two large steps: 1) Provide a vector file like SVG or DXF and 2) Extrude in a 3D. I tried out a number of 3D modeling programs.…

First thoughts on OpenSCAD

SketchUp is what I have been terming the “Programmer’s Maya”.  But I just came across a modeling program that truly deserves that title – OpenSCAD. OpenSCAD is pretty much only useful for 3D prints – you would not want to use it for modeling a room, for example. It works well for objects that can…

Firsthand experience in 3D printing

It’s been around for years.  I’ve seen others generate prints, but have never done it myself.  That is, until now. Tonight, I unpacked a new DaVinci Jr Wifi.  Here are my thoughts on it: Fairly large – approximately 17″ cubed. Filament spool sits on the inside of that cube – nothing on the outside of…