This version of the Celtic tree of life drinkcoaster has a sun & moon in the middle of the model!
The Celtic Tree of Life symbol has many different interpretations. The Tree of Life is a representation harmony and balance in nature. The Tree of Life, to the Celts, symbolized strength, a long life, and wisdom. ... The Celts also believed that they actually came from trees, and considered them magical, living beings.
Use this coaster to house your favourite drink.
This is a standard size coaster (100 by 100 by 5 mm), to fit in my coasterholder:
Raimon of IdeaLab
I have printed this model with Ultimaker white PLA. I used 0.2mm layer height and, 18% infill. I used a 0.4mm nozzle with my extruder at 210 degrees Celcius. I used a heated bed. To avoid the curling up at the bottom i used a brim. Don't hesitate to use your own configuration....no worries!
I picked a logo from my browser and have put it in svg format in inktscape (see video*). Opened the svg file in blender and made it a 3D object. In meshmixer i have repaired the file, using the 'Inspector' button under the 'analysis' tab. In meshmixer i have also added a drinkcoaster. I made the drinkcoaster in 123D Design using simple model techniques. You can also choose to make a template of a drinkcoaster in another program. For example: tinkercad. Than i have merged the drinkcoaster with the 3Dmodel (of the logo) after scaling the model in meshmixer. Saved it as a STL file and sliced it for printing. Cause the model has still some issues even after repairing it in meshmixer; i have decided to export it into Netfabb Online Service. This almost works very well after modelling something. Netfabb Online Service is a free STL repairing service. After this process i have previewed the model in my slicer (something i advice you to do before printing a model). The preview looked great with perfect (thick) lines; so i could print it without any problems.
If you would like to know how i design a 2D picture (google) into a 3D model.
Use this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6cmClwLhz8 (video* is under 6 min.)
2D to 3D in Blender
use this link to download blender for free: https://www.blender.org/download/
use this link to download inkscape for free: https://inkscape.org/nl/download/
Raimon Elctrncs is a 3D designer. Has been designing since 2017. He is an active member of several websites dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. He finished the project of building a Velleman K8200 3D printer kit. A little tip is given. But for now.. consider these designs as an contribution to the 3D printing community (..you).
Upcoming project will contain just what came to mind.
Raimon Elctrncs lives in the Netherlands, Europe.
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