Introducing Myself!!

in #dogs4 years ago

Hello #Steemit world!!

My name is Brian and I am a web developer and I live in North Metro Atlanta. I love to create content for the web, learning and trading crypto currencies, and of course dogs!

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That’s my Beagle Dobby! She is actually 7 now but we both love to take naps.

One of my big passions is #3Dprinting. I have a Robo R1+ 3D printer and I have been working on my craft for about 2 years.

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I hope to meet some new like minded people on here so if you like dogs, 3D Printing or Cryptocurrency please feel free to reach out and say hello!

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You know, I wasn't expecting to see someone from North Metro Atlanta on Steemit today. Or ever, now that I say it out loud.

And a fellow 3D printing enthusiast, on top of that! Amazing.

Hopefully you have a good time and find a niche that speaks to you.

Nice to meet you! I am hoping this could be a good place to share my #3Dprints. So far so good 😎

I think you'll be very pleased.

Don't forget that you can share your models in full 3D on Sketchfab, which can be very visually striking. It looks good on the way to the printer, especially if you then get to show off pictures of the completed product.

I've done a few posts about 3D modeling and 3D printing, so I'm glad to see another one of us joining the fold.

I will definitely give that a try. For my projects so far I’ve used Tinkercad to model but I need a better modeling software that is low cost. I have thought of fusion 360 but I havnt Made the leap yet.

Do you use simplify 3D to slice your models? The program looks amazing but it is a little pricey compared to the kinda frustrating slicer software that came with my printer.

I've never been a big fan of Tinkercad. But from a conceptual point of view, I really don't think in a way which is compatible with building up models from primitives, nor am I particularly good with surface modeling, which means the way that Blender does things really doesn't work for me.

Most of my work is done in either Fusion 360 or Onshape. Fusion has the broader set of tools, including some fantastic surface modeling tools which work directly with the parametric models and one of the best rendering systems available. Onshape runs in a web browser and can give you an incredible amount of power running on a potato. Fusion is free for Makers and small businesses which run under $100,000 a year, which is more than generous enough, and Onshape is free as long as you don't care if your designs are public on their server – and for most of us that's not an issue at all.

My choice of slicer actually depends on my mood. Because I have OctoPrint running on a Raspberry Pi attached my printer, I just use the web interface to toss whatever files I want to work with onto it. I've used MatterControl with a great amount of pleasure but most of my slicing in the last few months has been with Cura 3. In my opinion, Simplify 3D is just too expensive for what you get. Understanding how an FDM printer works and thinking about what you're doing, you can use any slicer out there and get pretty good results.

Right on, thanks for the information. I haven’t really run into a situation where I felt I couldn’t make it work unless I got Simplify3D to your point. The printer I had first was an XYZ and the slicer software wasn’t the greatest. I now use mattercontrol and I use Cura sometimes when I need more options. I have heard of onshape and I think I will give that a try next. I was thinking of trying that or fusion 360, I really like the browser style modelers. I attempted blender a couple of times but ended up abandoning it because it was just to complex for me at a beginner level. Tinkercad has worked out for me, I usually build really basic things like phone cases, sewing circles, etc that are really basic shape wise. I needed something better and I think you helped me decide. Thank you so much for all the info, Happy Printing!

Sincerest greetings Brian. New here myself and it's a great community imo.

Thanks, so far I am enjoying it!

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