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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Stamping stencils with Meshmixer

In this recipe, we're going to work through an exercise using the stencils we made with Paint.NET. We'll use the starfish model we made in Chapter 6, Making the Impossible, as our work example. We'll find that stamping stencils with Meshmixer is an easy solution for making a realistic organic form using patterns and textures.

Getting ready

You'll need the starfish model that we made in TopMod.

First, we'll need to do a little work with the model before we start. Let's take a look at the following image of real starfish:

Getting ready

We'll need to model some more features of the starfish before we can add a texture.

The starfish on ...

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