3D Pen | How to Draw in 3D using a 3D Pen

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3D Painting Pen

Drawing in 3D may appear intimidating at first, but that is because it is a relatively newer concept. There is a learning curve. With a little practice and the tips in this blog, using a 3D painting pen will become second nature in no time!

If you are a fan of 3D drawing, you must be a pro at using this pen. This nifty device lets you create objects out of thin air by drawing them on paper or cards. There are a lot of different ways to use 3D pens.

How does a 3D pen work

A 3D pen works by melting a plastic filament and pressing it through an extruder tip. It works in a similar way to how a glue gun works.

The melted plastic is incredibly pliable as it leaves a tip. It is easy to paint on any surface or mold into any shape.

The plastic begins to cool quickly after leaving the tip. After a few seconds, it will harden and shape into whatever shape you have created.

When it comes to printing with your 3D pen, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin, remove your 3D pen from the box and plug it in. Set the 3D pen’s temperature to the temperature recommended for the sort of plastic you’re using.

Start drawing in 2D

The first way is to use a pen to draw simple shapes. For a newbie, drawing in 3D begins with 2D. We recommend starting with 2D drawings. It will help you to acquaint yourself with the pen’s speed and how different plastics react. You may select a clean, flat surface, such as a sheet of paper. Now take a pencil and a piece of paper and sketch something simple on them. Some lines or basic shapes would work great for beginners.

Make sure the tip of your 3D pen is touching the paper when you place it at the start of your stencil. Extrude a little bead of plastic using the feed mechanism. This little bead is the “anchor point” since it serves to secure your Doodle to the paper.

Continue tracing along with the stencil, trying to keep the extruded plastic as close to the paper as possible. To stop doodling, press the feed button once. You have to softly push down to make the ending point, wait 2-3 seconds, then remove your pen.

To link two components together, just extrude some plastic at the point where you want to “weld” them together. Allow the plastic to cool and set for a few seconds once you’ve finished Doodling. Then gently peel it away from the surface.

How to draw in 3D

Begin by scribbling a dot on a piece of paper and attaching it to the surface. While extruding, slowly lift the pen into the air, moving your pen at the same speed as the extrusion. The trickiest element of drawing with a 3D pen is controlling the speed at which you move your hand. It will make or break your design. Allow yourself plenty of time to practice and perfect this method.

When you have stopped the extrusion, you have to hold the pen still for a few seconds. It will allow the plastic to solidify, then gently pull the pen away.

Use the same technique to draw spirals or curves by moving your pen appropriately. Slowly doodle until you have a decent grasp of the technique. When drawing in the air, ABS plastic is easier to manage.

A 3D printing pen is a fun and exciting method to express yourself artistically. Due to the fact that it is still a new concept, there are few possibilities. Whether you are a casual doodler, a professional artist, or a parent looking to encourage your child to think creatively, 3D pens are ideal for you.


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