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3D Printing Blueprints by Joe Larson

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Tracing the silhouette

In Blender, an object can be just a single-shaped line that can later be turned into a 3D object. Blender doesn't have a single-line object, so instead the simple objects if possible will be added and a single line will be extracted from it. Perform the following steps to trace the silhouette:

  1. Add (Shift + A) an object.
  2. Under the Mesh menu, click on Plane:
    Tracing the silhouette
  3. Begin the Rotation (R) operation.
  4. Press X to lock the rotation around the x axis.
  5. Type 90 to rotate exactly 90 degrees.
  6. Press Enter or left-click to end the rotation operation.
  7. In the Object tab (the one that looks like an orange cube) on the left-side bar, name this object Face ...

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