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Noob looking for help - just getting started in puzzle creation

BirdPuzzles

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Hello, all!

This is my very first post on this website. I have been into cubing for about a year now, and I have decided to try and get into puzzle creation. I was inspired by correnpuzzle's 22x22 because it showed me what could be created with a consumer-grade 3D printer. Don't worry, I am not posting because I want to create a 23x23 or something, lol. Every tutorial I have seen talks about SolidWorks, and how you will have to buy it to start this hobby. But I do not have money xD. I was wondering if any of you had ever heard of someone using blender?? That is free and it would be awesome if I could Just use that for the initial design of my puzzles. The first thing I will try and do is 3D print and design a 3x3 - starting simple. I will go up from there.

Anyway, thx for your time and sorry if this is boring xD. I honestly don't know where to start.

BirdPuzzle
 

One Wheel

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I've never tried designing a puzzle, but for 3D design I've used Rhino3D a little. Last I checked the full version was ridiculously expensive, but the free (demo) version had almost full functionality and was pretty intuitive to use. I've never heard of blender, but then I'm a dairy farmer, not an engineer.
 

BirdPuzzles

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I've never tried designing a puzzle, but for 3D design I've used Rhino3D a little. Last I checked the full version was ridiculously expensive, but the free (demo) version had almost full functionality and was pretty intuitive to use. I've never heard of blender, but then I'm a dairy farmer, not an engineer.
Thanks, I will check Rhino3D out!
 
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