Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing is an easy-to-use guide to the generation of Google Sketchup designs for the 3D printing process. This book helps the reader navigate the maze of the 3D design and 3D printing process from start to finish.
The age of 3D printing and personal fabrication is upon us! You have probably heard of the incredibly sophisticated, yet inexpensive 3D printers that can produce almost any creation you give them. But how do you become part of that revolution?
Sandeep Singh takes you through the skills you need to learn and the services and technologies you need to know - explaining what 3D printing is, how it works, and what it can do for you. You will find yourself rapidly prototyping and learning to produce complex designs that can be fabricated by online 3D printing services or privately-owned 3D printers - in your hands in no time.
Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing starts by explaining how to use SketchUp and its plug-ins to make your design products. You will learn how to present and animate 3D models, and how to use Google Earth and 3D Warehouse to sell and market your 3D models. Youll also catch a glimpse of the 3D printings future so you can plan ahead while mastering todays tools.
Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing is the perfect book for 3D designers, hobbyists, woodworkers, craftspeople, and artists interested in the following:
Designing in 3D using SketchUp
Using the online 3D printing pipeline
Animating SketchUp 3D models
Becoming familiar with rapid prototyping technology
Navigating new 3D and personal fabrication technologies
Working with Google Earth and 3D Warehouse with confidence
Make: 3D Printing - The Essential Guide to 3D Printers
Compiled by Anna Kaziunas France
Our team loved this book because of the easy to navigate layout and pop out interesting facts. We use this as a great referrence on all aspects of 3D printing workflow from creating your models in CAD, laying them out in printer software and finishing and painting techniques afterwards.
Getting Started with Makerbot
A Hands-on Introduction to Affordable 3D Printing
by Bre Prettis, Anna Kaziunas France and Jay Shergill.
Published Decemeber 2012 by Make Magazine and OReilly