How to Scale Your 3D Channel Letters using the PrintUP 3D Printing Software (Part 3)

channel letter scale model

After we have had a look at the first two transform tools we will dive into the scale tool.

The scale tool is not only great for resizing your overall design, but can also be used with individual parts.

This video is part of a Mini-Series.
Next video covers Ungroup.
Previous video covered Rotate Tool.

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Video Transcript

Hi guys. In today's video, we're gonna be looking at some more 3D transformations, and that will be with using this scale tool, and this will be with in print up software. But before that, let's have a quick intro first. So today's video can be found on And we make short and easy to watch problem solving videos, and we also have daily updates. Otherwise, we're back to the programme here. So now in the previous video, we looked at rotating. So now let's head over to scale. So scale will be the third and last transformation tool on our transformation toolbar. And, uh, we can simply click that and then we still on rotate once again, like with, uh, moving that, um or should I say, worth the rotating. You click anywhere it doesn't scale it. You have to define a scaling point. So we've got these three points so you can see we've got more like horizontal with than a height, so we can use that for, um, sorry. I mean, a vertical horizontal and a up and down so we can use that for scaling. And then, um, you can simply click on arrow with the left mouse button, click and hold and drag it right and left or up and down. OK, not so much up and down, more right and left to scale it. And what you can do is keep shifting, and then it will slow down the process, which is convenient. So, um, obviously it's the direction relevant. So here, left and right, won't be too relevant. Up and down again will be for scaling it now something you might have noticed if it doesn't matter which arrow I choose. The scaling stays consistent throughout the shape, and that is because we have option enabled called uniform scale. So if I zoom here, you guys can see we've got this option uniform scale enabled. So if I disable this, then we can simply click. Let's say the width and we can start warping this shape. You can do the same with the actual up and down or with the height. So if we want to increase the we can do it that way. Or, if you wanna really drop it down so you can see the text nice. You can also do it like that So now Obviously you can also like the other ones. You use the actual values here and set in custom amounts in millimetres. Or what you can do is set a percentage. So you can, for instance, scale something exactly half. So let's say the X we can go. Let's make this 50% and then you can see it just scaled up 50% Keeping in mind, this also works with the uniform scale. So if I had to reset this put uniform scale on and then I make any of these 50% it will do the overall design 50%. So that's a quick way of getting also, um, a cent type scale if you want to scale it down or up. But yeah, otherwise, that is it on the scale tool. Very handy. Well thought out. And, uh, you'll probably also use it quite often. But in the meanwhile, if we head here to You guys will notice we've got a variety of different Softwares we do cover, and you can also isolate your searching on the top right. If you do not ever find the training videos, you're looking for? Just simply go. Yeah, request the training video, Fill in the mini form and then we'll do our best to try and make that for you. But otherwise thanks, guys, for watching and cheers.

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