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How to 3D Print Textured Objects Inside Clear Plastic Blocks

37 3 Expert
This walkthrough explains how to print fully textured CAD files encased inside transparent blocks, to help support complex parts, show vistas you never thought possible, or just increase the usability of your full-color models!
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Printing Full-Color FEA Results on 3D Printers

37 5 Beginner
Ever wanted to see, feel, and handle your FEA results in the best way to share them with colleagues and students? This tutorial goes through the steps how to use SOLIDWORKS Simulation and GrabCAD Print to print full-color FEA results on polyjet color printers such as the J750. It's a lot easier than you think!
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How to Create Incredibly Complex Textured Shapes for 3D Printing, Using Bump Mapping

28 5 Expert
This tutorial covers how to use 2D images to create actual 3D depth and physical textures on your CAD parts and then 3D print them. Mainly we use Rhino to do the displacement-mapping, but Photoshop could be used as well. Files were then printed in full color on a Stratasys J750.
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How to Color Proof Your 3D Prints (Using This Super-Secret Stratasys Website)

25 5 Beginner
If a customer has ever come to you and said, "I need the color of this 3D print to match this RGB or Pantone EXACTLY!" and you've wondered how to do that – this is the tutorial for you! We'll talk about soft proofing (how to make sure your printer can even print a given color) and hard proofing (matching what you see on screen with a physical result) using Photoshop and the most advanced color printer on the market, a Stratasys J750! (You can find a video version of this tutorial here: https://youtu.be/XsollrDbUVc)
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How to 3D Print in Full Color (Part 1)

23 3 Beginner
This is a series of tutorials to help printer operators who are NOT graphic artists get the absolute most out of their multi-color, multi-material 3D printers, like the Stratasys J750. We will cover what types of files multi-color printers can accept and how to manipulate colors in Photoshop, Rhino, etc, to get the full gradient texture effects that most color printer users want.
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How to 3D Print in Full Color (Part 2): Repairing and Checking VRMLs

22 4 Intermediate
This is the second in a series of tutorials to help printer operators who are NOT graphic artists get the absolute most out of their multi-color, multi-material 3D printers, like the Stratasys J750. We will cover how to look deeper inside our VRML files to predict if they will import correctly and how to choose the resolution of VRML files from Rhino and other artistic CAD programs to make sure they are capturing the information you want.
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How to 3D Print in Full Color (Part 3): Clear + Texture Together

20 1 Expert
This is the third in a series of tutorials to help printer operators who are NOT graphic artists get the absolute most out of their multi-color, multi-material 3D printers, like the Stratasys J750. We will cover how to create models with semi-transparent textures wrapped around curved, transparent bodies (taking advantage of a new slicer from Stratasys), and how to fix UV-mapping problems when wrapping 2D textures around 3D bodies goes wrong.
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How to 3D Print More Realistic Consumer Product Prototypes

17 2 Intermediate
We discuss the 4 levels of 3D printed prototype realism all Industrial Designers should know about, and show you step-by-step how to reach each one!
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How to go from GPS Data to Full Colour 3D Model

15 3 Expert
Got a large dataset you want to visualize in 3D? Let's take a look at the steps involved from going from just a spreadsheet to full colour 3D.
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How to 3D Print Full-Color, Fully-Textured DISPLACEMENT Mapped Parts Using Photoshop!

12 0 Intermediate
This tutorial covers a little-known feature in Photoshop you can use (today) to quickly create incredibly complex displacement-mapped parts for your 3D printer in full color!
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How to 3D Print Complex, Semi-Random Lattice Structures, Easily

11 2 Expert
We show how to use Grasshopper and Rhino to automatically generate complex Voronoi structures ready for 3D printing.
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Hand Sanding and Polishing for PolyJet 3D Printed Parts

7 1 Intermediate
This tutorial demonstrates how to handle post-processing for printed parts when using the Stratasys J750. The Stratasys J750 offers appearance capabilities that are relatively advanced in the world of 3D printing. To fully realize the appearance of a printed part or mimic an injection molded part, sanding and polishing by hand is recommended. Featured in the picture is a stick shift with a combination of a few colors and surface appearances, all achieved in one print: wood grain texture, simulated leather over-wrap, with stitched binding, A mock color LCD screen featuring a VeroClear screen surface. Here's how to polish only the LCD screen and wood grain to produce a more realistic finish – without the need for a lacquer application.
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Adding Textures to 3D models; Texture, Bump, and Displacement Mapping: How to Make Photo-realistic Models

6 0 Beginner
In our previous tutorials, we discussed applying colour to 3D printed models. But the Stratasys J750™ and J735™ also have more advanced capabilities, including the ability to create photorealistic lifelike product models incorporating company logos, detailed text, and graphic elements. It can also produce models with surface finishes that mimic various materials, such as leather and wood. This tutorial will explain the theory behind how these effects are applied. In future tutorials we will investigate how to quickly use these tools to achieve fantastic realistic parts.
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How to 3D Print in Color- from SOLIDWORKS

4 0 Beginner
This tutorial shows an 'easier' workflow for applying full-color textures to CAD parts for 3D printing, if you are using SOLIDWORKS. It applies for anyone who has SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium (2017+) since we'll be using the new SOLIDWORKS Visualize tool to map the textures.
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Part 2: Introduction to Color Proofing: Uploading the Stratasys Color Profile

3 0 Beginner
This tutorial is a continuation of my last tutorial "Part 1: A Look at Color Proofing". It will demonstrate how to install the J750 color profile, to ensure the most accurate results during soft proofing.