OpenSCAD Cookbook

OpenSCAD Cookbook : OpenSCAD Recipes for learning 3D modeling

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OpenSCAD is for anyone who wants to learn how to 3D print. If you can use a ruler, you can use OpenSCAD!

This book is for Makers, Engineers, and anyone who wants to create 3D shapes for 3D printing or manufacturing.OpenSCAD has some great advantages over other software you might choose to use. It's free, runs on Windows, Macs, and Linux machines, has a much shorter learning curve, and it puts you in control of your designs instead of your designs controlling you!Using a fun, recipe-like pattern, this book guides you through simple 3D designs that cover 99% of the operations and techniques used day-to-day with OpenSCAD. You'll be baking and making in no time at all! Guidance is provided where you might need some of the more obscure features of the language, but the focus is on fast and efficient learning of the core basics.

OpenSCAD works in a different way compared to the expensive commercial software packages typically used for 3D design. Instead of interactively choosing from a multitude of obscure, hard to remember icons, buttons, menus, and sub-feature options to sketch out your designs with a mouse, OpenSCAD lets you edit a text-based script that creates your 3D objects. You get the best of both worlds, because you can easily pan, rotate, and zoom to see your creations in space, but the creation of those shapes is much more in your control and understanding.Contents: Getting StartedWhy Use OpenSCADInstall OpenSCAD CheatsheetHow to Learn from this BookRecipe 1: Hello World Meatball! Recipe 2: Create a Square Sheetcake Recipe 3: Parameterization Recipe 4: Create a Circle Recipe 5: Rotation and Translation Recipe 6: Create a Polygon Recipe 7: Trimming the Edges Recipe 8: Stamp Your Name On It Recipe 9: Extruding Into Space Recipe 10: Create a Donut Recipe 11: Kitchen Tips and Tricks Recipe 12: Functions, Modules, and Regular Polygons Recipe 13: No Matter How You Slice It Recipe 14: Create the "Holey" Grail Recipe 15: Birthday Candles & Other Common Cylinders Recipe 16: Ice Cubes for Party Drinks Recipe 17: Polyhedron Souffle Recipe 18: After-Dinner Mints and ToothpicksRecipe 19: Use a Recipe Box Recipe 20: Mirror Mirror on the Plane Recipe 21: Popcorn and Other Hulls Recipe 22: Minkowski Mints Appendix A Using OpenSCADMenusIcons and ButtonsMouse UseCreating STLFilesAnimationIndex About John Clark Craig
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 11mm | 240g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1790273919
  • 9781790273911