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Posted · How to resize 3d print files to fit 12-in action figure

I'm brand new to 3d printing, my printer is arriving this Sunday (Ender3 V2) and I wanted to get to know some ways I can resize armor pieces meant for real people to a 12-in action figure.


The link is the 3d file I bought to resize and print.


Any help would be appreciated. 



Thank you, 




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    Posted · How to resize 3d print files to fit 12-in action figure

    Scaling is super simple.  So 12 inches is one foot.  Average person is 6 feet.  So you want probably a 1:6 scaling.  If most of the people are actually 5 feet then you probably want a 1:5 scaling.


    Scaling is the easiest operation.  There are so many other pitfalls!


    In cura just set the scale to 16% (1/6th) or 20% (1/5th).  that's it.  So you click on the object, select the scale tool, and enter 16% in any of the 3 scaling locations and they are all locked together by default (x,y,z).

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