SculptGL Tutorial: How to use this 3D web application for your 3D printing projects

This tutorial was created for beginners of SculptGL as well as for current users of the web application who would like to learn how to prepare their 3D model for 3D printing. In the first chapter, we will go over the User Interface of SculpGL, then we will cover the basics of the 3D modeling web application, finishing with an STL file preparation.


After reading the tutorial, you will understand:


  • What is SculptGL
  • How to create 3D objects and modify them
  • How to export an STL file for 3D printing


Then, you can upload your 3D model to our online 3D printing service and we will deliver it to you!




SculptGL is a free 3D modeling web page and application focused on 3D sculpting. SculptGL is the perfect software for you if your aim is to 3D design game or video characters, detailed and creative models. However, it is not the most precise app for mechanical parts. You can use it with both mouse and drawing tablet.


We created this SculpGL tutorial to help you understand 3D modeling better. SculptGL is very accessible and user- friendly, even if you are lacking experience. Despite that you might not have a lot of knowledge about 3D modeling and 3D printing, this step-by-step guide will help you see how easy it is to get started.


The tutorial will help you to understand how SculptGL operates, you will learn basic commands and 3D modeling techniques.


To get started you can either open SculptGL online in your browser or you can download the web application from Chrome Store (it works as an add on). As SculptGL is not a software and operates in your browser, you don’t have to worry about the operating system on your computer. If you decide to use the application, once the download is completed, click on the file to open it. The 3D web application will automatically open. You’re ready to start with our tutorial!