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Author Topic: 3d Printing with Anim8or  (Read 1911 times)

AaronHawksley

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3d Printing with Anim8or
« on: December 12, 2014, 10:04:58 pm »

Hi. I was just wondering if anybody could provide insight on whether anim8or could converted to use with a 3d printer or a cnc machine?
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johnar

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Re: 3d Printing with Anim8or
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014, 11:36:30 pm »

 Greetings AaronHawksley

YES.

On this page:
http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php/topic,5044.0.html

you'll see this quote, by Steve, the author of Anim8or.
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STL export and import: Anim8or supports STL now so you can directly output 3D-Printable models. Note: This has only minimally been tested, so proceed with caution!
New to 1070 I've made a couple of great prints with the STL output so it seems to be working OK. I've even been told that I have "nice normals"!

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KyleSan

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Re: 3d Printing with Anim8or
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2014, 08:40:07 pm »

Hey there

Have a look here: http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php/topic,4129.msg30511.html#msg30511

Raxx came right printing other peoples anim8or models. The posts are like 2 years old but maybe you could juice some information out of them haha.
Hope you come right, best if luck and keep us posted.
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NickE

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Re: 3d Printing with Anim8or
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 09:23:03 pm »

I regularly use Anim8or to produce models for 3D printing.  I designed many upgrade parts for my 3D printer in Anim8or, and then printed them on my Kossel 3D printer.  I like designing my robot prototypes in Anim8or because I can then animate the robot to see if the parts will actually go together and move correctly before I print them.
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Smirkyguy

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Re: 3d Printing with Anim8or
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 11:45:59 pm »

I like designing my robot prototypes in Anim8or because I can then animate the robot to see if the parts will actually go together and move correctly before I print them.
It's official: Anim8or is the perfect tool for printing our robot overlords XD
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