Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)

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Re: Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)

Post by goodBEan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:41 pm

chaosratt wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:47 pm
Fusion 360 is free for students and hobbyists.
You mean this: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusio ... -educators
Its a 3 year deal.

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Re: Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)

Post by chaosratt » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:15 pm

Nope: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/ ... n-360.html

Install it, then when prompted say you're "A Startup or Enthusiast".

Basically you're allowed full use for non-commercial applications (Up to something like $100k USD). Free for 1 year, renew as long as you still meet the requirements.

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Re: Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)

Post by goodBEan » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:05 pm

chaosratt wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Nope: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/ ... n-360.html

Install it, then when prompted say you're "A Startup or Enthusiast".

Basically you're allowed full use for non-commercial applications (Up to something like $100k USD). Free for 1 year, renew as long as you still meet the requirements.
Renew as long as you need it
AND IT WORKS WITH MY 3dmouse

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Re: Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)

Post by Sushi » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:52 pm

I've been using Onshape for my modelling. It's free and completely browser based. It's also really easy to use/learn.

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Re: Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)

Post by Italian77 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:10 pm

What about 3D slicing software? Is that also needed if I was to use tinker cad?

Is so can any recommend a good free one?
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Re: Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)

Post by ICMF » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:53 pm

You will need a slicer if you're printing parts on your own FDM printer. If you're using a different technology (SLA/DLP, or CNC) you would need different software. If you're having someone else print your parts, you won't need a slicer at all - they'd do that for you.

As for recommendations, Slic3r and Cura would be the two major free options. Cura is produced by Ultimaker, but works with any printer; Slic3r is notable for its ties to Prusa. For paid options, Simplify3D seems to be the most popular choice among home users.

There isn't a significant performance difference between any of them, overall. All three are fine, so it's mostly down to personal preference.

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Re: Best 3D modeling software? (perf. for Mac)

Post by Italian77 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:22 pm

Thank you
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