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Which texture resolution for your multicolor 3D prints?

Which texture resolution for your multicolor 3D prints?


This is a pretty usual situation. You have a 3D file with textures and you want to 3D print it in our multicolor material. It’s reasonnable to aim for the best possible print and therefore use the highest possible resolution for your texture. That’s WHAT anyone would do. However, we’ve run a cool test to really see how the texture resolution impacts a 3D print’s quality. We took a 3D scan made with an Artec Eva...

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Turning a Picture into a 3D Model

Turning a Picture into a 3D Model


Let’s say you have a 2D file (a picture or a logo) and are looking to create a 3D model, do you have any options? At Sculpteo you do! When it comes to turning a picture file into a 3D model there are a couple of [free] options with Sculpteo. Our multicolor offers the most apparent option – you can simply overlay your photo onto a flat surface and it will print – but that doesn’t utilize 3D printing to its...

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3D Printing resolution on plastic: the complete Q&A

3D Printing resolution on plastic: the complete Q&A


How do you take into account thermal shrinkage and printing resolution when you’re designing your 3D model? Matthew, process engineer at Sculpteo, explains the process in detail and give tips for your mechanical parts. For this  post we will focus on our plastic material which utilizes Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology.    Is 3D printing resolution a topic you’re following at Sculpteo? Absolutely! As a lot of...

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Sculpteo Tutorial Series: Sculptris

Sculpteo Tutorial Series: Sculptris


Taking a 3D design from Sculptris into a physical object is not the most direct process, we’ve decided to put together a guide to make it a bit easier! Given it’s low price point, Sculptris does not come inherent with all of the exporting functions that you’ll need to export your file for a Sculpteo upload. There are a few tricks and best practices that you’ll need to be familiar with in order to take your...

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Sculpteo Tutorial Series: Blender

Sculpteo Tutorial Series: Blender


In Sculpteo’s continuing series of free online tutorials for 3D printing, we’re happy to announce the latest: the Blender Tutorial! The only thing better than a free 3D modeling program is a free guide to get your designs 3D printable – and between Sculpteo and Blender, you get both! Here’s a link directly to the 3D Printing Tutorial for Blender. You can find that tutorial and others by heading to our Resource...

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Guide to 3D Scanners

Guide to 3D Scanners


A 3D scanner is a machine that gathers digital information of a given object. It can take into consideration the object’s texture, color and shape which would later be used within a program (sometimes inherent to the scanner, depending on the model) to create a 3D model or 3D file of the scanned object. In this post we’ll give you all of the information you’ll need when it comes to 3D scanners. Scanners vary on a...

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