Pre-flighting 3D Models for 3D Printing

Pre-Flight 3D Models for 3D Printing

3D printing opens the door to an entirely new way to reuse your existing 3D content. But 3d printing is also a new type of printing paradigm with its own limitations and requirements.

Shade Master IKEDA designed Hanako over five years ago, and it was never designed for 3D printing. It would be very difficult to print Hanako as a 3D resin model and get near perfect results. I am going to illustrate using these five rules and 3D print Hanako, taking you through each rule, step-by-step.

Read more on the Mirye Software website.

$49 to Get Modeling with Shade 3D

Modeling with Shade 3D Basic
Get started with 3d modeling, 3d rendering and 3D animation with Shade 3D Basic for only $49.  Available for Windows and Mac OS X.  Shade 3D Basic also includes Shade 3D Printing Assistant, an incredibly useful tool for analyzing and fixing problems with models you made with other software, when you want to print your model to a 3D printer.

This is a limited time offer – don’t miss out!

Turn Adobe Illustrator EPS Files into 3D Objects in Shade 3D

Our friends over on Shade 3D Channel have cooked up a new tutorial on how to turn your Adobe Illustrator EPS files into 3D objects.  Shade 3D naturally works with bezier curves with native Shade 3D curved surfaces.  Import an EPS file and have it become a native object right in your Shade 3D project. Continue reading

Art of War Contest


Art of War Contest

Our friends at Shade 3D Channel are running the Art of War contest. The rules are simple: create a render of any object with any 3D software that is based around the theme Art of War. The first prize is either a copy of Shade 3D Professional ($499 value) or if you already have Shade, an upgrade to the next version. Email if you would like to participate.