Creating 3D models is surely not an easy task. It can be quite confusing as well, especially among first timers. So, to help you out, we have listed mistakes that you should avoid in making one. With that, a successful 3D modelling process can be achieved.

Making 3D Models

Making 3D Models


Using the wrong materials

Believe it or not, this is one of the common mistakes that modelers make when they are creating their own 3D models. They use the materials that are too rough, brittle, heavy, light, smooth or strong for their models. This should be avoided for there are actually material guidelines that you should follow, especially as there are just certain materials that cannot be used for a specific object. So, always stick to the design rules in order for you to prevent wasting your time and effort in it.

Ignoring the file resolution

STL or the Standard Triangle Language is the most common file format of 3D models. This file format means that the design you have created would be translated in the 3D space into triangles. On the other hand, there are also software that you can use in order for you to be able to export your design to STL format. Choosing the right file resolution is a very important process when it comes to making models in 3D for the reason that it can either make or break your print. It would always be best to avoid having too high or too low file resolution.

Becoming too ambitious

Surely, being ambitious is not a bad thing. As a matter of fact, it is the one that drives us to strive for bigger things. However, you should not be too ambitious. Take things slow and be realistic. Instead of combining different concepts to create a 3D image, it would be best for you to study each concept first in order for you to know whether the concepts that you are planning to combine would go well with each other. However, this does not necessarily mean that you should not challenge yourself to try out new things.

Ignoring the printing technology

The printing materials are not the only ones that are different but the technology that are used in printing the 3D models as well. For example, if you are planning to build a model with interlocking part, then you can only use Rubberlike, Alumide, Polyamide and ABS. There is a need for you to know that it is not possible for you to print them in Resin, Bronze, Gold or Silver. This only goes to show that it is indeed very important to check out the materials and technology that are needed and would be used before you start designing your models. In addition to that, there is also a need for you know that different technologies have different maximum printing sizes.

There you have the 4 mistakes that you should avoid when it comes to making 3D models. By considering the things listed above, you can ensure that you would be able to create a truly satisfying 3D model, just as you wanted.

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