How to modify STL 3D Models – Ferrari Key

If you recently bought a 3D Printer and you want to start printing awesome stuff, but you don’t know how to model in 3D, what you will primarily do is to go to thingiverse or similar sites, where people share their 3d creations usually in STL format.

But maybe one day you want to print something that exists in thingiverse, because someone has already modelled it in 3D and has updated the STL, and it does not exactly fit in your needs.

In this video, I am going to show you how you can download an existing model in STL from thingiverse and modify it using Rhino 5 modelling software.

For that we downloaded a “Ferrari Key” 3d model from thingiverse, that was originally created and uploaded by IgnatiusAlex.

You will find the original 3D Model from the author here.

Despite the 3d model was pretty good, as you can see in the video, if we compare the Ferrari key with pictures that we can find in google, the model is not very realistic, since it includes the Ferrari logo with the shield in both sides, and the original key has a more simple logo in one of the sides, and the buttons to open and close the car, as well as the trunk.

In this video I will explain you all the necessary steps to make the modifications and I will also share with you my version of the Ferrari key that I have uploaded to my Patreon page and you can find here:


I printed it in grey PLA with a 0.2 mm layer height and 0.1 mm. Once printed you just have to glue it together and give it a bit of sanding and painting to get a very realistic result.

To record the awesome moving shoots that you have seen in the video, we used our last creation, the 3D Printed Motorised DSLR Camera Slider. If you want to know more about this device, you can do it in the next link:

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