How to colorize the interface for Blender


Check out how to add some color to the interface in Blender!



Note: these are ‘.txt’ files; please change them to ‘.xml’ files before installing them in Blender under User Preferences.

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Carbon宣布高强度EPX 82和生产规模的弹性EPU 41 3D打印材料


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在过去的几年里,你可能在网上看到过许多各式各样的DIY项目,艺术家或设计师们把孩子的画变成3D艺术或动画等。在这段视频中,鲍伯是一个喜欢自己创作东西的Maker,这次他把儿子的机器人画变成一款非常酷的3D打印玩具。所以通过他分享的这段视频,显然,我们也可以使用这种技术将任何平面画转换成三维立体模型。 Continue reading

How to get a surprising material to 3D print while traveling towards Mars


Almost two years ago, I wrote a blog (in French 🙂 ) with my son about the use of recycled material to 3D print on the planet Mars. The idea was to turn into powder anything we didn’t need anymore once arrived on Mars. It could be plastic parts, aluminum or other metal parts. I even mentioned that we could melt the sand we can found on the red planet to build shelters or buildings. Scientists are already working on all these ideas.

Researchers in the Canadian University of Calgary have found a new source of material to use in a 3D printer. It could even be useful during long space travel. They will recycle the “result” of your short stay on the toilets. That’s right, thanks to a special process and a hard working special enzyme, they will create a solid material that will work very well in a SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D printer. If dogs are allowed for these kind of trips, we will get even more material 🙂 .

Modern Space Toilet

Going back to the use of sand, it reminds me of the 2010 adventure of Markus Kayser, an industrial designer and pure genius. He designed a 3D printer able to 3D print by melting sand. He did his experiment in the Egyptian desert. Solar cells were there just to deliver the energy for motors, the sun tracking system and the electronics.

Markus Kayser and his Solar Sinter

The melting energy was provided ONLY by the sun through a Fresnel lens. The concentrated sunlight, thanks to this Fresnel lens (like the lenses at the top of lighthouses), was enough to melt the desert sand in order to print objects like this bowl.

Bowl made of sand

As you can see, the kind of material you could use in your 3D printer is sometimes surprising. Thanks to the imagination and genius of some people, new possibilities are created all the time. These guys don’t limit themselves to the usual.

I encourage you to apply for yourself and your kids, my today’s take-away advice: Always look beyond your habits to break your limits.

Have a great day!