Tutorials

How to 3D Print Textured Objects Inside Clear Plastic Blocks

56 9 Expert
This walkthrough explains how to print fully textured CAD files encased inside transparent blocks, to help support complex parts, show vistas you never thought possible, or just increase the usability of your full-color models!

How to Create Incredibly Complex Textured Shapes for 3D Printing, Using Bump Mapping

36 5 Expert
This tutorial covers how to use 2D images to create actual 3D depth and physical textures on your CAD parts and then 3D print them. Mainly we use Rhino to do the displacement-mapping, but Photoshop could be used as well. Files were then printed in full color on a Stratasys J750.

How to 3D Print in Full Color (Part 1)

30 5 Beginner
This is a series of tutorials to help printer operators who are NOT graphic artists get the absolute most out of their multi-color, multi-material 3D printers, like the Stratasys J750. We will cover what types of files multi-color printers can accept and how to manipulate colors in Photoshop, Rhino, etc, to get the full gradient texture effects that most color printer users want.

How to go from GPS Data to Full Colour 3D Model

26 4 Expert
Got a large dataset you want to visualize in 3D? Let's take a look at the steps involved from going from just a spreadsheet to full colour 3D.

How to 3D Print in Full Color (Part 3): Clear + Texture Together

24 5 Expert
This is the third in a series of tutorials to help printer operators who are NOT graphic artists get the absolute most out of their multi-color, multi-material 3D printers, like the Stratasys J750. We will cover how to create models with semi-transparent textures wrapped around curved, transparent bodies (taking advantage of a new slicer from Stratasys), and how to fix UV-mapping problems when wrapping 2D textures around 3D bodies goes wrong.

How to 3D Print More Realistic Consumer Product Prototypes

22 3 Intermediate
We discuss the 4 levels of 3D printed prototype realism all Industrial Designers should know about, and show you step-by-step how to reach each one!

How to 3D Print Full-Color, Fully-Textured DISPLACEMENT Mapped Parts Using Photoshop!

14 0 Intermediate
This tutorial covers a little-known feature in Photoshop you can use (today) to quickly create incredibly complex displacement-mapped parts for your 3D printer in full color!

Adding Textures to 3D models; Texture, Bump, and Displacement Mapping: How to Make Photo-realistic Models

8 0 Beginner
In our previous tutorials, we discussed applying colour to 3D printed models. But the Stratasys J750™ and J735™ also have more advanced capabilities, including the ability to create photorealistic lifelike product models incorporating company logos, detailed text, and graphic elements. It can also produce models with surface finishes that mimic various materials, such as leather and wood. This tutorial will explain the theory behind how these effects are applied. In future tutorials we will investigate how to quickly use these tools to achieve fantastic realistic parts.

How to 3D Print in Color- from SOLIDWORKS

5 2 Beginner
This tutorial shows an 'easier' workflow for applying full-color textures to CAD parts for 3D printing, if you are using SOLIDWORKS. It applies for anyone who has SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium (2017+) since we'll be using the new SOLIDWORKS Visualize tool to map the textures.

How to control the transparency of your 3D printed parts- the hardest task yet!

4 1 Expert
With multi-material 3D printers, how do you control what's transparent and what's not? Especially when you've got clear sections above, behind, and even intermixed with your color layers? This tutorial covers controlling what's clear, what's opaque, and what's tinted, even in intersecting volumes printed as one solid part! Get ready to conquer the hardest task in 3D printing!

Part 6: Color Swatch Generator Tutorial (Color Matching and Hard Proofing Step By Step)

3 0 Intermediate
This tutorial describes how to use a 3D Swatch Generator and perform color matching for 3D prints, specifically on J750/J735 3D printers.

The New Vivid Materials: Why Should I Use Them?

3 1 Beginner
Stratasys® recently rolled out some new vivid materials for the J750™/J735™ and Connex3 printers. This tutorial will explain what new capabilities these vivids offer and some different ideas for applications. We will be posting a second tutorial that will walk through how to print with the materials.

TUTORIAL 3: Texture Mapping Using Adobe Photoshop (Quick)

2 0 Beginner
In our previous tutorial, we explained what texture mapping is and when you would want to use it. We also documented the actual process for applying textures and adding color to a 3D model in Materialise® Magics®. This tutorial will show some of the more advanced texture capabilities that are available in Adobe® Photoshop®

How to Install GrabCAD Print on Your Stratasys J Series Printers

1 0 Beginner
This tutorial covers how to set up your GrabCAD Print software for your J750 or any other Stratasys printer in the J series.