We’re happy to introduce Brian, a participant of our Ambassador Program.
In this article, we’ll introduce a step-by-step instruction on how you can make your own 3D printable strawberries.
This is what you need to complete the whole design-to-print and post-printing process:
- SelfCAD editor. Launch the editor or sign up for a free trial here.
- A 3D printer. Brian is using a MonoPrice Maker Select V2. Don’t stress out if you’re using another printer, any 3D printer will work.
- Filament: Red PLA / ABS Again, any color can do as you will end up painting the strawberry after it has been printed. However, red is the best fit.
- Green paint to apply the final changes to the model.
Ready? Let’s do some 3D modeling now!
- Launch the editor and select the Sphere from Basic Shapes section. Select a shape or simply drag and drop it into your workspace.
- Go Sculpting and select Flatten brush. Set the size and intensity (for this project Brian used 30 and 20 respectively) and begin sculpting!
- A quick tip: start sculpting from the bottom and reduce the intensity to 10 as you go up.
4. Use Move Brush (set size and intensity to 20) to create strawberry leaves
- Use Polygon Selection -> Extrusion to add texture. Apply changes.
- If needed, use Flatten Brush again to change the leaves.
- Select the Masking Brush to mask the entire model
- Select the Inflate Brush (S+I) to create the textured dots all around the model.
Prepare your model for printing. Read this article to learn how our slicer works.
- Print your model.
10. Paint the leaves with green paint. Let the paint dry.
Congratulations! Your strawberry is ready!
Enjoy creating with SelfCAD!