Blender 3D Printing by Example – Published and On Sale!

Greetings All! Working with Packt, I wrote a project-based learning book to teach Blender for 3D Printing. It got published last week! I decided my return to YouTube should be called, “You Guys, I Wrote a Book!!!”.

The book walks through four separate projects to teach Blender tools and skills.

Profile Pendant

  • Background Images
  • Bezier Curves
  • Extrude
  • Boolean Union

Coordinate Bracelet

  • Standard Shapes
  • Mirror Modifier
  • Boolean Difference
  • Text

House Figurine

  • Loop Cut and Slide
  • Extrude
  • Inset
  • Subdivide
  • Array Modifier
  • Using SVGs
  • Boolean Intersection


Human Hand

  • Subdivision Surface Modifier
  • Topology Edits
  • Proportional Editing
  • Materials
  • UV Maps

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY MY BOOK! I am already very happy as is. If you do wish to have a copy, be aware that Packt is running a $5 sale on all their eBooks for the rest of 2017. You can take advantage of that sale at:
https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/blender-3d-printing-example

The physical book is also on Amazon. If you wish to purchase from Amazon, please consider using an affiliate link from one of our other community members. They will usually list a link in the description of their YouTube videos. Once you use their link, search for “Vicky Somma” or “Blender 3D Printing by Example”

What’s next for me? I have a long list of videos I would like to make. I’ll be working on my proposal and projects for the MakerFaireNova on March 18, 2018. I will also be helping with the East Coast RepRap Festival which is looking like it will be in late June. Also don’t forget to check out the Friday Night 3D Printing Community Hangouts . I’ve been known to show up from time to time. :)

Failed Prints Put to Use – Monarchs

I had two monarch butterflies that both lost their antennae. I sent a quick tweet out to the community and offered them up as free to a good home. The Learn 2 Teach program at South End Technology Center quickly volunteered. They used them in a “Migration is Beautiful” display… and wow. That display is beautiful. I should get them to stage all my craft show booths!

Extra Prints to Use – Sophia

Last spring, I printed a number of names for a Girls Who Code Event. I inadvertently printed an extra SOPHIA. Rather than let the name sit around indefinitely in my office, I asked if anyone knew a SOPHIA on Twitter. Lo and Behold, Joe Larson, the 3D Printing Professor, knew one and was able to give my extra print a home. (He even printed a companion piece for her sister). It made me smile to see Joe’s report today that the SOPHIA has reached its home.

Total Eclipse Necklace, Samoyed, Blue-Footed Booby, German Shepard on Etsy

I added some new Etsy listings over the weekend!!!  Enjoy!

EtsyEclipseNecklace Total Solar Eclipse Necklace
Celebrating the totality on August 21, 2017, I made myself a 3D printed necklace.
Blue-Footed Booby Magnet
Thinking about Darwin and the Galapagos Islands, I added the Blue-Footed Booby to my 3D Printed Aviary.
EtsyBlueFootedBooby
EtsySamoyed Samoyed Magnet
By request, I have started making dog magnets. Love how the cuddly, fluffy Samoyed turned out, particularly his pink tongue.
German Shepard Magnet
Adding to my dog collection– German Shepard
EtsyGermanShepard

Multicolor Print From @tao78

My heart is full from the 3D Printing Community. I got tagged on Instagram and learned that I helped inspire @taos78 to forge through failures and conquer multiple color prints. <3

I am so happy to help others in our great community!