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HOW-TO Make a 3D Print STL of Yourself – The Low Tech Way

HOW-TO Make a 3D Print STL of Yourself – The Low Tech Way
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Using a Cell Phone, Autodesk ReCap Photo*, Blender and your favorite slicer*

*Students 100% free, Others Free Trials
Introducing a New 3DPC.tech Youtube contributor Andero  channel called Avastudios and This is ” Make a 3D Print of Yourself ” cheap and easy. Especially for students. Detailed HOW-TO

Scan yourself without a scanner

Firstly you need to take a series of pictures of yourself or record a video ( asking for someone to help you makes this much easier). You can not move or change facial expressions. Make sure that items in the background don’t match your skin tone since it may mess with the 3D scanning process later on. Best if the background is as empty as possible and has no matching skin tones. If you are taking pictures make sure every next picture overlaps the prior by about 40%. When taking video/pictures always keep your face in the frame and try to get different angles of

your face, as seen on my video https://youtu.be/k1s95zgIcsM?t=19.

Using Free Studio by DVDVideoSoft

We’ll use the App VideotoJPGconverter
Free Video to JPG Converter. Extract frames from video files to JPG files with one mouse click.
It is an ideal tool to make photo galleries from your home video. You can extract for example every hundredth video frame or frames in every 10 seconds.

Very fast and easy.

VideotoJPGconverter
Free Video to JPG Converter

This free program contains no spyware or adware. It’s clearly free and absolutely safe to install and run.” According to DVDVideoSoft. Next up is Autodesk RaCap Photo.

Intro to Autodesk Recap Photo by Autodesk

Autodesk ReCap Photo has a 30 day trial period then license “subscribe” purchase GREAT NEWS FOR STUDENTS! IT’S FREE! You’re being purposely linked to the Autodesk Education Community page so you can see ALL the free student offerings including ReCap photo.

Transform Your Selfies Scan Into a 3D Model

After the video is taken, open it up in the converter. Convert the video to a total of 100 frames and after that is done open ReCap photo and click on “Object” and import the pictures that you took into the converter. After that is done it will be processed in the AutoDesk cloud for about 5 minutes then download it. After it has been downloaded use your slicer tool and make your model flat and remove unnecessary things around you. After that is done save it to .STL file and open it up in the Open Source 3D creation. Free to use for any purpose, forever. blender found here.

In blender go to Sculpt mode and turn on “Dynopo” mode. That will generate more triangles on the model so it would look more defined. After it has been turned on take your time and easily edit the model as you want. Save and export as an STL file. You know the next part. Using your favorite slicer, open your STL and handle like any other print and YOUR DONE! Almost, Happy Printing!

Video-based tutorial:

Programs needed:

VideotoJPGconverter-

Blender-

RecapPhoto-

Your slicer

 

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