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3D Printing: Build Your Own 3D Printer and Print Your Own 3D Objects by James Floyd Kelly

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8. More 3D Modeling Tools

I hope that you found Tinkercad an interesting 3D modeling option. Even though it has a short list of features, you can still do some amazing things with it after you get accustomed to the interface and how the primitive shapes (box, sphere, and so on) can be modified and merged. Given how easy it is to export your models to STL files that your 3D printer can use, you may find yourself using Tinkercad for all your 3D modeling needs.

However, Tinkercad isn’t the only game in town. There are plenty of free options as well as CAD applications that you can buy; it really depends on what you need from the software and what you’re willing to pay. In this chapter, I introduce you to a family of 3D modeling applications that, ...

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