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We're far from 3D printing or Miniature Painting experts --- but that has never stopped us! In this tutorial, learn how easy it is to 3D print your own dungeon tiles for your DnD and tabletop gaming! With even a simple 3D printer, you can download free files, print your own dungeon tiles, and easily paint them using these simple techniques.

We use three colors and a very repeatable technique so that you can 3D print and paint hundreds of terrain pieces very rapidly and with repeatable results. We've been making these for years and they are intensely fun for Dungeon Masters and players alike.

We recommend watching the video above and following along with the written steps!

Here are some useful links:

More on 3D Printing
https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-Basic...

Thingiverse (For Free 3D Models to Print)
www.thingiverse.com

OpenForge 2.0 - Cut Stone Wall (The Thing We Made)
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1419276

Ultimaker CURA (Free Slicer Software)
https://ultimaker.com/software/ultimaker-cura

3D Printing Nerd (Learn WAY more about 3D Printing!)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_7aK9PpYTqt08ERh...

Step 1: 3D Printing!

Picture of 3D Printing!
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If you're new to 3D printing, the basic steps are as follows: create or download a 3D model, set up your printing options in a special program called a 'slicer', and then print the object using a 3D printer. (Obviously there's more to it than that but we're not going to cover the full scope of "How to 3D Print" in this tutorial. Check the links in the Step One for more info!)

3D Models from Thingiverse

Luckily, two of the three steps you can do completely free, even if you don't own a printer. There's an amazing website called 'Thingiverse' where you can download free 3D models (.STL files) that other talented 3D artists have created and made available.

In our case, we're using a model from the 'OpenForge' series on Thingiverse. In this tutorial specifically, we're going to print and paint the 'Cut Stone Wall'. If you search those terms, you'll notice there are hundreds of other models in a similar style so that you can print lots of different types of walls, flooring, windows, doors, etc.

Slicing in Cura

In step one, there's a link to download a free program from Ultimaker called 'Cura'. In this software, you'll import your 3D model (.STL) and set it up for printing. This is the part where you'll decide what level of print quality you want, how big it is, rotate it, scale it, etc. When it's done it will create a set of instructions for your 3D printer.

Printing

We're using a Creality CR-10 printer, but these types of dungeon tiles can be easily printed on virtually any 3D printer. This set comes in three pieces: the base, the floor, and the wall.

That's pretty damn amazing, will go with my 3D printed character :D
WickedMakers (author)  JasbatDrummer7 days ago
Awesome!! Thanks, glad you liked it.
GregK11011 days ago
If that is interesting at all to anyone , check this out for a deeper dive on 3d printing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVk7aaNsIfc
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halciber11 days ago
This is a terrific instructable. Your game pieces look great. I wish I had a 3D printer and that I was still playing role playing games.
WickedMakers (author)  halciber11 days ago
Thank you kindly! Tabletop RPGs have had a major resurgence in the last 2-3 years, it's crazy. You should try to get back into it! In my opinion they're better than ever.
Dark Solar11 days ago
I'm not going to say that's a good use of 3-D printing but I know if I had one, I'd be all over it. ;D
WickedMakers (author)  Dark Solar11 days ago
Hahah! Of all the things we've ever 3D printed, this has been 98% of it's use. So I would say it is THE BEST use of 3D Printing. :)
zakbobdop13 days ago
I thought that first image looked like a video game, it's so realistic!
WickedMakers (author)  zakbobdop13 days ago
Wow, that's a great compliment. Thanks!! :D
Wow amazing......wonderful..no words to explain....I like it very very much....
:) Thank you very much!