If you‘re satisfied with your creation, you can also change the color patterns and palettes. PotterDraw is capable of synthesizing or user-specified textures onto the pot. Mesh and texture properties can be modulated by oscillators for more complex effects. These modulations even can be animated to create videos (see below).
These modulations even can be animated to create videos (see below).
PotterDraw really is a great case of 3D specialist software – it gets the job done with ease, and even if you have never designed before, you can use the software. It also includes a concise and helpful documentation.
If you’re done designing, you can export your creation either as an image or a 3D object. There are three file formats available:
The 3D exports have been tested using MeshLab. If you need a 3D format that PotterDraw doesn’t support, it’s recommended to export PLY or OBJ and use MeshLab to convert to the desired format. If you want to drill deeper into 3D printing file formats, please follow this link.
PotterDraw was designed by Chris Korda, a 3D printing veteran working for Z-Corporation (now 3D Systems) and Viridis3D (now part of EnvisionTEC).
You can download his free software right here from Sourceforge.
License: The text of "Free PotterDraw Software Lets you Design Vases In No Time" by All3DP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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