3d models

Gambody’s New Website Feature: Download Free Samples of STL Files to Test a Model’s Printability Before Purchase

We always enjoy writing about popular 3D printing marketplace Gambody, which specializes in buying and selling models from popular video and computer games, as well as the occasional Star Wars…

Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

When you first google and research 3D printing you are introduced into a world of innovation and engineering. A place where people are pushing the limits of the technology to…

British Museum Finally Reveals 3D Printed Face of the 9,500-Year-Old Man Behind the Ancient Jericho Skull

One of the really cool applications of 3D printing is when it’s used in such a way as to shine a light into the dusty corners of history. It can be…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Kitchen Things

There are a million and one uses for a 3D printer in the home. From decorations to utensils to toys, a 3D printer in the home can help you make…

The Arc/k Project: Creating 3D Models to Preserve Threatened Landmarks for Future Generations – and for Hollywood

In March, Syrian troops retook Palmyra Castle from ISIS, who had taken over the city in May of 2015. The castle, also known as Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma’ani Castle, dates back to the…

Downloads from LayerTrove: Make 3D Printing Disappointment a Thing of the Past—From the Space Shuttle to the Hulk

The world of design is vibrant and vast, and ever growing in this futuristic 3D age. It is, however, undeniably overshadowed in many cases by the intrinsic and powerful magic…

Gambody Launches Online Workshop for Painting 3D Printed Models

Thanks to 3D printing marketplaces like Gambody and—to some extent— MyMiniFactory, gamers from all around the world have been able to 3D print replica models of their favorite video game…

Congrats in Order: CGTrader is Now the Largest 3D Model Marketplace in the World, with 500,000 Designs

It would seem the general consensus is that the world loves 3D printing. Whether you are a novice, a manufacturer, or perhaps someone who just received a 3D printed prosthetic or…

When You Hire a Designer from Shapeways, Who Exactly Gets the 3D Files When the Job is Complete?

Who gets the file? That is, without a doubt, one of the most important questions that any 3D designer for hire, or anyone creating something digitally for someone else really, needs…

Video Copilot Releases Free Pack of Star Wars 3D Models for ‘May the 4th’ Celebration

Although May the Fourth has already zipped past us like a Millennium Falcon in hyperdrive, that doesn’t mean the force of the unofficial holiday for the classic sci-fi film franchise Star…

Shapeways Overhauls Its Designer For Hire Program with a New Marketplace Style Platform

While several software companies are working on creating easier to use CAD programs that will simplify and streamline the 3D design to 3D printing workflow, unfortunately the learning curve for…

Good News: It Looks Like Pinshape Isn’t as Shut Down as We Thought

Earlier in the week the online 3D printing community got some bad news in the form of 3D model marketplace PInshape announcing that they would be shutting down operations at…

MakerBot Responds to Shady eBay Store Selling Thingiverse Users’ 3D Models

In case you missed it, at the end of last week Thingiverse designer Loubie discovered that a store on eBay was selling 3D printed copies of one of her 3D…

Buy or Sell 3D Models and Even Offer Local 3D Printing Services with Treatstock

There is a new 3D model marketplace on the block, and while there are no shortages of those these days, the Newark, Delaware startup called Treatstock is bringing something new…

3D Model Marketplace Pinshape Launches New Feed Feature

Pinshape is one of the newer 3D model marketplaces and online communities that have popped up in the last few years, but they have been working hard set themselves apart…

Archaeologists Learn About Rare Marble Medusa Head Using 3D Photogrammetry

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln team of archaeologists and a group of Turkish students were slowly excavating a series of ancient Roman ruins in southern Turkey when they made a thrilling…

Sketchfab Adds In-Browser Animations to their 3D Model Sharing Platform

Online 3D content distribution website Sketchfab is currently the go to viewing platform for sharing in-browser 3D models. Since the startup launched in 2013 they have added several types of…

Storytelling Platform Blokko Unveiled — Celebrates with New 3D Printed Figurines of ‘Victuals’ & ‘Bigfoot’

“Victuals is a cat…with a lizard-man brain…who dons a robotic scuba suit to get back to his lizard-man home…” Welcome to a place called Blokko, where stories, art, and toys…

Japanese Company Allows You to Generate 3D Printable Models from Animated Videos

There are plenty of ways to obtain 3D printable models. You can use a 3D scanner to capture exactly what you want, you can download them from websites like 3DShare,…

MMF Ideas — Test Your 3D Printable Idea on the Crowd at MyMiniFactory Before You Actually Design It

One of the aspects of 3D printing that I love so much is the new medium for creation that it has presented to designers worldwide. Instead of relying on subtractive…

“World of Shadows” Character Comes to Life with Amazing 3D Printed Replica

When it comes to video games, I must admit I’m probably one of the most uncoordinated and least talented players in the world. I feel as though a 2-year-old playing…

The Future of London Visualized with this Massive, Interactive 3D Printed Model

Have you ever returned to a neighborhood or town that you moved away from years earlier and started to feel discombobulated when the small changes start to jump out at…

Design for Clever 3D Printed Game That Teaches Dogs Valuable Skills Now Available on Cults3D

If you have a dog and a 3D printer, then perhaps you have experienced what I have. My dog is obsessed, not only by the printer itself, barking and growling…

CGTrader’s Top 3D Printable Models of the Month: Includes Several Paris-Inspired Designs

CGTrader allows 3D printing designers to share models to modify, download, or print with a service such as 3D Hubs, and for the past few months they have provided us with…