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Cutting up 3D images to smaller parts?

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use 3d software, its usually called slice (3dsmax) or cut or multicut tool (maya), or something. if you want to improve the quality of your models, you're gonna have to learn 3d software im afraid, theres no avoiding it, unless you have nice friends who will immediately do things for you so you can progress. modern day 3d printing requires knowledge of craftwork, 3d design, 2d design, support material understanding, material thermodynamic properties (ABS or PLA and warping), 3d printer variables, artistry, sanding, gluing, painting (if you want), finishing, buffing (if you want) and many more little bits of knowledge.

You need all these skills unless someone else deals with them for you. You can get lucky but your luck will run out eventually if you don't really understand why certain things are happening that you don want to happen.

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all 3d software has this basic tool. But that is the easy part. You then need to cap it after the slice unless it does it automatically (which can be very dangerous)! and be VERY careful of intersecting geometry!!!!

I suggest reading as must as you can, but also experience, as not everything you read it true! you need to do your own research to bunk false comments. Don't believe everything you read. do it your way if it works untill it stops working.

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