Flatterer Add-on prepares your Blender scenes for laser slicing

Have you ever ever needed to show your 3D designs into laser-cuttable shapes? Look no additional than Flatterer, a free Blender add-on created by Sybren Stüvel. This highly effective software simply exports bins, enclosures, and different made-for-laser-cutting designs to SVG.

Flatterer comes with a .mix file that features an instance field, illustrating how the add-on is supposed for use. Amongst its options are the power to robotically pack SVG shapes, engrave marked edges, and develop cuts to right for laser width (kerf compensation). It additionally aids in organising the scene for millimeter precision and including a solidify modifier for materials thickness. Nevertheless, it must be famous that Flatterer doesn’t presently assist slicing of 3D fashions.

3D Viewport Panel with options and operators.

Flatterer Choices

To put in Flatterer, merely obtain the add-on and set up it by means of Blender’s preferences. As soon as put in, customers can entry a panel within the 3D Viewport side-bar for export settings and choices. These settings, similar to laser width and materials size, will be adjusted for every mix file.

Flatterer additionally contains quite a lot of packing choices, together with the power to type shapes by totally different standards and the choice to rotate shapes by 90 levels. Moreover, a “Exclude from Export” choice is accessible for particular person objects, permitting customers to pick out all objects and export solely the specified shapes.

2D design of a laser-cuttable part.

2D design of a laser-cuttable half.

General, Flatterer is a beneficial addition to any Blender consumer’s toolkit, making the method of turning 3D designs into laser-cuttable shapes far more environment friendly and streamlined. For a full checklist of options and directions for utilization, take a look at the Flatterer software program web page on Sybren’s web site.