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3D Printing Designs: The Sun Puzzle by Joe Larson

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Building a puzzle piece

Now, let's build a basic puzzle piece that can be used to turn the sun into a puzzle.

Building the basic shape

Let's get started with the basic shape of a puzzle piece:

  1. On the menu at the bottom of the 3D View, locate the layers pane, which looks like an array of connected boxes. Each box is a separate layer.
    Building the basic shape
  2. Click on an empty layer:
    Building the basic shape

The sun will disappear, but that's simply because it's on another layer, the one with the orange dot in it. Organizing objects in different layers in Blender is a great way to ensure that things don't ...

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