This is a short video tutorial showing how to use Blender to turn a .svg file into an .stl (3D printable model). The operations shown in the video require no specific training on Blender and are accessible to anyone. Blender is a free 3D modeling software.
There is no audio in this video, for a better understanding of the whole process you can consult this blog post:
In this specific example, you’ll learn how to import the .svg file of gear and extrude the shape into a printable cogwheel. You’ll also learn how to easily create an axis for this gear using a boolean operation.
In the video, two shortcuts are used for specific operations:
– Set the geometry to the origin of the plan. To do that, you’ll need to use Shift + Ctrl + Alt + C
– Change a “curve” object to a “mesh”. To do that, you’ll need to use Alt + C
Those are very simple yet useful shortcuts.