Monday, October 14th, 2013 Posted by Jim Thacker

Autodesk Labs releases Project Miller

Resurfacing a model using Project Miller. Watch more videos of Autodesk Labs’ tech preview on YouTube.

Autodesk Labs has released Project Miller, a new work-in-progress technology intended to improve the output when models are 3D printed. It’s mainly aimed at CAD professionals, but other CG artists will get some use out of it.

A simple, focused toolset
The software imports 3D models in a range of standard formats, including STL, 3DS, OBJ, LWO and (on Windows) FBX. If you use Autodesk’s Moldflow injection moulding simulation tool, you get more options still.

Once imported, you can resurface the model by choosing the number of surfaces to be used from a drop-down menu, and inspect the results using the built-in clipping planes.

If you have a G-code file used to control computerised machine tools, you can extract printing data from it, view an animation of the model being printed, or visualise the 3D mesh the G-code will generate.

Once you’re done, you can export geometry as an STL or OBJ file, or as G-code.

Project Miller is available for Windows 7 and 8 and Mac OS X 10.6 and above until 31 December 2013.

Read the documentation for Project Miller

Visit the Project Miller page on the Autodesk Labs website

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