[Blabber] info on 3D printing software

Peter Shenkin shenkin at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 17:45:57 EDT 2012


According to the following, Illustrator can export to DWG and DXF. I think
these are both 3D formats, and it might be possible to go from them to STL.

http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/supported-file-formats-illustrator.html

-P.

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

>  Can you get it into Photoshop as 3D? Blender can import at least one of
> these formats (Collada):
>
>
> http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs/using/WS09CA93D5-A4AE-4936-956F-3F2742FF3F91.html
>
>  On Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 17:01, SuperLuckyCat wrote:
>
> Yeah, it looks like it's building a wireframe when you use the 'revolve'
> tool. Here are some screen shots:
> http://wiki.hackmanhattan.com/File:Illustrator.jpg
> But it looks like file type options are all 2D when I go to save.
> --Crystal
>
>
>
> On Apr 21, 2012, at 12:56 PM, Guan Yang wrote:
>
> What I saw Thursday didn't convince me that illustrator has actual 3D
> capabilities. For example, could you rotate the object in any direction?
>
> On Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:57, SuperLuckyCat wrote:
>
> Hey, can someone post the info on what software/file type is being used to
> run the 3D printers? I had a demo but can't remember the process. I know
> there was an internet tool to check the file quality or run conversion or
> something as well. I checked the wiki and couldn't find anything -- if it's
> there, point me at it.
> I'm trying to sort out whether it will be possible to use Illustrator's 3D
> capabilities to design & print, or whether I should just bite the bullet
> and learn 3D CAD. Not having much luck finding info online on Illustrator
> and 3D printing, so maybe if I work from the other end I'll get better
> results.
> --Crystal
>
>
>
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