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06.06 Make 3D Model and Export STL File for 3D Test Print

Assignment Deliverables

Upload the following items:

  1. Exported STL file of model
  2. Exported.f3d file of model
  3. Render image

Assignment Overview

The test prints will be small and should fit within a 50mm x 50mm x 50mm box. (50mm is approximately 2 inches) You can see the size of your model in Fusion under properties from the browser.

Export STL file for 3D Test Print

  • Watch the video on the tutorial page to export your model as an STL file.
  • Choose File > 3D Print to save your STL Label the file YYYYMMDD Lastname Firstname 3D Test Print.stl

Export .f3d file of Model from Fusion 360

  • Choose File > Export … and save a .f3d version of your object.

Apply materials and Export a Render Image

The 3D print will be a solid color of PLA plastic.

  • Choose a color and apply that material to your model.
  • Set up a render scene with a 1:1 or 16:9 or 2:3 aspect ratio.
  • Make one of the dimensions a minimum of 4000px.
  • Export a render image with a good composition.
  • Don’t make the object too small in the image.

Grading Rubric

3D Model Design20 points
Exported STL20 points
Exported .f3d10 points
Material(s) Applied10 points
Render Image Composition20 points
Render Image Aspect Ratio10 points
File Management10 points