I need to 3D print a tessellated wireframe out of a solid (while keeping the outer surfaces ~3mm thick)--imagine this pic but with solid surface faces. Is this best done in meshlab after making the solid .stl?
>wireframeThese are harder to print than just plain 3D objectsGenerally, to do this you'll need a dual-head extruder that prints out support structure that can melt away when done.
>>513797i dont care about the printing difficulty, i need to create those tessellations
In blender there is some modifier called skin modifier (atleast I think it's that one) that solidifies your wire frame exactly like in your pic.
>>513826i havent used blender actually... does it create the wireframe from a given solid? by modifier do you mean plugin?
>>513826There is also a Wireframe modifier in Blender that generates a mesh-based wireframe of the model.
>>513835ive only used pro-e, rhino and sketchup... is blender specifically unique in this case? I think im just not finding the right options in rhino or sketchup for this type of work
>>513836I don't know, I haven't much knowledge on other 3D apps.
>>513838any experience with meshlab? ive read that you can edit stl polygons into w/e you need
>>513840I dunno, ask someone else.
Never seen this as a option in meshlab, but I could have missed it.Get blender like you've been told, work on that file, broaden your pipeline out of CAD into CG. +1 for this forum and the answer.