How To Build a Hand in Less Than an Hour

By on July 9th, 2011 in learning, models


The coolest things to print on a 3D printer seem to be body parts, most often faces, but also cool are hands. However, hands seem to be a fairly complicated structure and many people simply try to find scans of 3D hands they can print.  
3D Modeler Dennis Jensen shows us how to build a 3D model of a human hand in a few moments using very basic techniques that could be applied in many 3D modeling programs. He uses a very simple technique with basic shapes that are slowly twisted and bent into a highly realistic 3D hand. 
If you can master this technique, you’ll be able to create hands in many positions – but be sure to arrange them so that they are easily printable. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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