Cheap 3d printers under $200 to keep a hobbyist busy? Not interested in kickstarter vaporware, and can be barely functional. This is to keep an electronics hobbyist friend from "fixing" other electronics in the house, actual usefulness not required.
I had an idea for a product. I'd like to make a few prototypes using a 3d printer. I am utterly clueless on where to start. [more inside]
For a project, I need (well, want) to find a 3d CAD drawing of Earth. Any file format is workable, but .dwg and .3dm are preferable. Does anybody know where I might be able to find this? [more inside]
I need a free alternative to 3D Studio, one that has a fairly similar interface. [more inside]
Rhino 4.0 + vRay for Rhino + JPG Decal = How? [more inside]
Looking for a 3d CAD drafting program that will run with Ubuntu. [more inside]
Looking for some architecture/3D modelling tools to help visualise a home/internal renovation. [more inside]
good research materials on the subject of electric cars, 3d modeling and/or entrepreneurship? [more inside]
I'm looking for an easy-to-use, lightweight application that will allow me to visualize a wooden structure I want to build. I know about CAD software like AutoCAD and modelling apps like 3dsMax, but they seem way more complicated than what I'm looking for. Sketchup seems to fit the bill pretty well, but it's hideous to look at and I can't seem to get exact measurements out of it. Any alternatives to sketchup out there? (free preferably but not required) Thanks
A non-technical friend has some CAD drawings of a widget he's making. He wants to make pretty pictures (renderings?) of the widget, with a background, texture, that kind of thing. [more inside]
How do I convert a .ZGL (compressed binary) file to a .XGL (uncompressed ASCII) file?