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Super n00b software question

Postby Lymen » 2013-Jul-Fri-11-Jul

Hello everyone, I am a new super n00b to 3D printing. The question I have is what software do you use to create the 3D objects? I have never done any 3D modeling before and have no clue where to start. I do have access to all the Adobe Creative Cloud software, but not sure if this will help. Can someone point me to the right area to getting started on 3D software? ;)
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Re: Super n00b software question

Postby RetireeJay » 2013-Jul-Fri-12-Jul

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Re: Super n00b software question

Postby Mochaboy » 2013-Jul-Fri-12-Jul

I specifically like this poster's response

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I went down that exact route only to end up at Sketchup...it's just too easy to use and readily accessible. When I'm ready for sculpting I can move on to a more industrial strength system, but for just getting up and going and versed in the ecosystem - Sketchup plus their 3 beginning video tutorials will have you modeling in less than a day.
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Re: Super n00b software question

Postby Lymen » 2013-Jul-Fri-19-Jul

Thanks for the replies. I found 3Dtin(dot)com and really like it. :)
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Re: Super n00b software question

Postby Tdeagan » 2013-Jul-Fri-22-Jul

I hated everything I tried until I started using OpenSCAD. It's a lot easier to learn than it seems at first and you can do real work with only a few lines of code.

Try it, you'll like it!
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Re: Super n00b software question

Postby Lymen » 2013-Jul-Sun-02-Jul

I tried OpenCAD. Didn't like it. Found Blender and really digging it.
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