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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Making a starfish in TopMod

In this recipe, we'll use the tools we've learned to use in this chapter to make a more complex starfish shape.

Getting ready

Open TopMod. Load the base model with the additional Doo Sabin .400 length extrusion. It should look like the model shown in the following image:

Getting ready

Tip

Make sure that you save your model frequently. Not only is TopMod3D temperamental and may crash, there are only 21 undo steps available.

How to do it…

We will proceed as follows:

  1. First, we need to remove the dodecahedron from the starfish shape.
  2. Once the dodecahedron is removed, center the exposed back of the starfish on your workspace. Then, select all the ...

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