How to: Pricetag your 3D print’s using Blender with i.materialise

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Blender is one of the most used 3D modeling programs used by the designers community also it´s extremely popular because it’s very light, versatile and Open-source. Even their plugins are awesome here it is the i.materialise plugin that will help on your daily work.

Blender has now returned to surprise us with a specific Plugin for 3D printing, with which we can print using i.materialise with their complete catalog of materials and quote them in real-time.

i.materialise decided to help blender artist’s and now you are able to connect your designs with their 3D printing service in just a few clicks.

i.materialise Plugin for Blender.

The plugin gives instant access to i.materialise in blender. Once installed, you will get information on real-time about the price of your design with materials and finishes selected before the printing << There are over 100 kinds of materials and finishes available >>.

i.materialise - i.materialise plugin

i.materialise

Installation

 First download the blender plugin here, then save the .zip file.

Enter to blender and open user preferences << Ctrl + Alt + U, select “Add-ons”, and make install from the file >> Now, you go to the file you downloaded and select it.

i.materialise - i.materialise plugin

i.materialise

 it should appear in the list, then we just have to enable it.

i.materialise - i.materialise plugin

i.materialise

Caution: if you want the plugin enabled by default when you use Blender, click on << Save User Settings >>at the bottom.

How to use it ?

after this is installed, the i.materialise plugin opens new tab on the left side. Click on it and select material 3D printing and finishing we want, we get a real-time quote for 3D printing of our model. It also tells you information related to the model, such as scales, volume and surface 3D printing.

i.materialise - i.materialise plugin

i.materialise

Finally, if you want to print your model, click << Upload 3D model and continue to i.materialise >> to take your model i.materialise where you can finish your purchase.

i.materialise - i.materialise plugin

i.materialise

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