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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017

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So is anyone here into 3D printing?  If so, what software do you use to make the models?  Which printer is the one to go with?  Any other pointers?  

I'm looking at the Original Prusa i3 MK3 which several sites seem to be raving over, and I use SketchUp, which I believe can drive 3D printers. Can any Adobe apps drive a 3D printer?

  What sort of things do you make with your printer? 

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017
Can any Adobe apps drive a 3D printer? 
Hi TrevorI don't do 3D printing here - just images but at the bottom of the Photoshop 3D menu :Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017

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Can any Adobe apps drive a 3D printer?

 

Hi Trevor

I don't do 3D printing here - just images but at the bottom of the Photoshop 3D menu :

Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017

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The 3D printing feature in Photoshop CC simplifies the process of printing your 3D creations. You can print your 3D objects on your own 3D printer, export the object for printing, or print to a 3D printing service.

Print 3D objects from Photoshop |

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017

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There is a Photoshop : 3D Printing video course on Lynda.com which you may wish to take a look at.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017

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Wow, I didn't even think of Photoshop.  The problem with Photoshop is constructing complex models.  You can make more or less anything with SketchUp, although I wouldn't have a clue how to make something like a human figure.  It is much easier to make flat hard objects like this.

I started thinking about it after discussing a sand casting with someone, and thinking how complex the pattern making would have been.  We used to have to do it with wood and needle files, and it could be a tricky process.  You could at least fix mistakes by adding epoxy and filing again.  Then it suddenly dawned on me that you'd use a 3D printer.  Heck, how easy is that?!

Of course I only have the one project, and it would be crazy to buy a printer just for that, but if I can think more uses, I'd quite like to give it a go.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017

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I don't use Sketchup, but you could look at what model formats you can use to export from Sketchup and  then import the models to Photoshop

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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Trevor.Dennis  wrote

Of course I only have the one project, and it would be crazy to buy a printer just for that, but if I can think more uses, I'd quite like to give it a go.

When you get your 3D printer, Trevor, you will think of lots of uses!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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Jane, they are becoming cheap enough to take a risk on them having limited use methinks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017

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Hi Trevor - not sure if you've seen any of Paul Trani's 3-D related videos but most of them are here: https://paultrani.com/category/3d-printing/

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Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017

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LEGEND ,
Dec 02, 2017 Dec 02, 2017

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Photoshop with Fuse characters i.e, make the doll version of yourself... always a big hit with students

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New Here ,
Aug 01, 2020 Aug 01, 2020

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Love this idea! Can you please show example or more details please?

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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2018 Jan 29, 2018

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I am a big fan of 3D printing. My intellectual companion Tyler recently introduced me to the world of 3D printing. Ever since the device was installed in my home I have been simply oozing exuberance at the sight of figurines being brought into this world within my very own home. Incredible.

There is only one word I can use to describe the miracle invention, that is, the miracle invention of 3D printing. That word is: epic.

                                                                                                                                                                     - Ricky Thomas

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New Here ,
Nov 12, 2018 Nov 12, 2018

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arctarus​ what 3D printer would you recommend for a newbie?  Looking to  buy my son one for Christmas, don't want to spend a ton, just because I want to make sure it gets used.  He does Dungeon and Dragons and is very artistic in his creations in photoshop.  I figure he might want to bring them to life.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 12, 2018 Nov 12, 2018

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your son is a lucky so and so and he will love making 3d Fuse | Photoshop creations... if he doesn't, you can be my mom

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018

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Awe, that is sweet. Yes, I do think he will enjoy. Just not sure what

printer to start with. Something good, but not too costly for now.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018

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cdiaz38369  Do you have any criteria to base your choice on?  Size?  One colour, or multicolour? Will your son be driving the printer from a Mac or Windows OC?

You can use Google the same as we can, and I have no idea how credible sites like the one below are.  I'm thinking you might do better finding a forum dedicated to 3D printing and get some hands on experience reviews.

https://www.3dhubs.com/best-3d-printer-guide

Amazon is a good place to look because you get so many user reviews.  They can't all be fake reviews when there are hundreds of them.  There are 211 reviews for this $229 printer on Amazon as I type this, and 124 answered questions. Note it comes as a kit you have to put together, but the Q&As say it is very easy to build.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1J6ZJR7ZX9W9B/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07BR3...This answer

suggests that you need several hours to do a really good job of putting it together

Would you mind coming back and telling us how you got on?  I am sure that several of us are tempted to invest, and the only thing that stopped me buying one so far, is the worry that I might not use it after the initial period of interest has passed, but at $229, it is not to much of a risk, and I have a feeling that the more you use it, the more things you will think of to do with it.

SketchUp is  an excellent drawing tool that will drive a 3D printer.  It was free when I started using it, but I am not sure if that is still the case.

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018

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Thank you! He does dungeons and dragons.  So the printing does not need to be more than 7 to 10 inches for now. This I am hoping is just a starter printer. If all goes well and he ventures into the creation part, then we will upgrade as needed.

Windows based computer,  not a mac.

Yes Amazon is where I have been looking and have read some reviews. Plus Amazon will be much easier to return if the item doesn't work or something goes wrong.

Some have for the most part, really good reviews. But I still read the bad reviews even though percentage is small. And some of those are a bit alarming.  Lol

Do you 3D print?

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Nov 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018

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Reading the link now on 3d printing! Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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for professional grade 3D printing: https://3dprint.lu/

(disclaimer: I know the guys behind this, but I'm not related to them in any way.)

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018

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Thank you, will check this out.

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