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3D Printing Designs: Fun and Functional Projects by Joe Larson

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Adding a pencil cup

The octopus model so far is appealing, but it can also be made functional. The plan for this project was a cup holder, so it needs to have the shape changed so that pencils can be put inside it.

  1. To start, temporarily turn off the Subdivision Surface modifier by locating the Subsurf modifier in the Modifiers tab and clicking on the eye icon for it. Now the simplified geometry is easier to work with:
    Adding a pencil cup
  2. Go to Face Select (Ctrl + Tab) mode in Edit mode (Tab). Now, select the topmost face of the octopus:
    Adding a pencil cup
  3. Switch to Wireframe (Z) and front ...

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