LuBan 3D Software

How to get a license for full feature access.

1. Download Luban from below:
http://static.tiertime.com/downloads/LuBan.zip
2. LuBan has a unique license ID for each computer. The ID can be read by running LuBan and go to menu “Help -> About”.
All text in the line of License ID,  includes the braces and OS information, is needed to register a license. An unregistered ID shows “Unlicensed”.
3. Submit an order with your license ID.
4. Tiertime Store will activate the LuBan software for you in 48 hours.
5. LuBan software once activated, cannot be refunded.

A permanent license does not require internet connection when running LuBan, while a timed license does.
Within a licensed period, all upgrades are free. A permanent license can get free upgrades forever. To upgrade, just download the latest LuBan.
Replacing a registered license to run LuBan on a different computer is free.

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About LuBan

LuBan is next-generation, generative CAD/CAM software that helps designers and makers in rapid production of their creations.

LuBan automatically generates 3D models in various forms, such as lithophane, stack, hash, plate, relief, module, and wireframe.

The generated model can be fabricated by 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC milling.

LuBan is actively developed by a highly focused software team,

led by Lujie Chen in Singapore and Larry Sass in USA.

Main Features

Cutting large models into smaller pieces and generating connectors between the peices for assembly.

Staggered Cut Pattern

An option of a staggered cut pattern is added to “Mesh -> Split”, Method Grid cut.

Grid Cut

Grid cut split an object into equal-sized blocks.

The function is under “Mesh -> Split”, Method Grid cut.

Flexible Grid Cut

Adjust each cutting plane under “Mesh -> Split”, Method Grid cut.

Radial cut

Radially cut a 3D object.

Cutting Region

Split a model by a cutting region instead of a basic cutting plane.

Natural Cut

Apply a curved cut to an object.

Related menu

1. “Mesh -> LuBan”, Method Module.

2. “Mesh -> Split”.

 

Exploded View

D-shape plug and dowel allows the orientation of two parts to be uniquely determined.

This option is available under “Mesh -> LuBan”, Method Module and “Mesh -> Split”.

Exploded View

Show multiple objects in a window in an exploded view.

“Object -> Explode” and “Object -> Restore”.

 

 

Printer Bed Shape

Support to a circular printer bed is added to

“Mesh -> LuBan”, Method Module.

Make Cookie Cutters and Wireframe from existing models.

Cookie cutter v2

LuBan Cookie Cutter 2nd release.

Cookie Cutter

Generate 3D printable cookie cutter from a black and white picture.

Generate Lithophane from photo and warp it on different geometries

Lithophane 1st Release

Turn any 2D photo into a 3D printed photo with a frame.

“File -> Create -> Lithophane”

Lithophane 2nd Release

Sphere lithophane

Lithophane 3rd Release

Lamp color and intensity, filament color, one body vs. assembly.

Lithophane 4th Release

Lithophane on the interior surface.

Lithophane 5th Release

Cone shape lithophane.

 

 

Lithophane 6th Release

An adjustable vase-like shape is added. Through control points, the shape can take various different forms.

Lithophane 7th Release

A new shape, spiral, enables the print of very large lithohphane. After printing, the spiral lithophane can be put in hot water and be reshaped to a long, flat lithophane.

Lithophane Support

Add edge support to flat and arc lithophane to reduce the out-of-plane movement during 3D printing. A tall flat lithophane is particularly sensitive to nozzle movement. With the edge support, a flat lithophane is more stable during printing and better results can be obtained.

Stretch to Whole Surface

Stretch a photo to cover the whole surface of a cylinder, cone, and vase lithophane.

Generate Special Effects for existing 3D models.

Double-sided Relief

Mesh -> LuBan, Method Relief. An option is added to generate double-sided relief.

Wave

Apply wave propagation to a mesh to create interesting visual effects and to generate wavy surface deformation to the mesh.

3D Wireframe

Turn a 3D mesh into a 3D wireframe.

“Mesh -> LuBan”, Method Wireframe.

 

Relief

Turn a 3D mesh into a relief that can be fabricated by 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser engraving.

Function under “Mesh -> LuBan”, Method Relief.

 

Depth Map

Get the depth map of a 3D mesh using “Mesh -> Depth map”.

Radial Center Adjustment

Adjust the radial center of the Radial method.

Special Effects for Laser Cutting.

Pillar

Represent a photo by laser cut or 3D printed pillars.

Halftone Line

Convert a grayscale image to a halftone line image. Base line intensity, line width, gap between lines, and line angle can be adjusted.

Halftone

Convert a grayscale image to a halftone image for laser engraving.

Contour

Turn a 3D mesh into a set of 2D contours, which can be laser engraved on transparent sheets, giving a 3D perspective effect.

Bitmap to Vector Conversion

Convert a bitmap to a vector image for the ease of laser cutting. “Tool -> Convert -> Bitmap (binary image) -> Vector”

“Tool -> Convert -> Bitmap (natural image) -> Vector”

Staggered Cut Pattern

Turn a 3D mesh into a 2D wireframe that can laser cut and engraved.

The function is under “Mesh -> LuBan”, Method Wireframe.

 

LuBan License

LuBan has a unique license ID for each computer. The ID can be read by running LuBan and go to menu “Help -> About”.

All text in the line of License ID,  includes the braces and OS information, is needed to register a license. An unregistered ID shows “Unlicensed”.

LuBan License Type

  1. Free Trial license: Full access to all LuBan features for 30 days.
  2. One-year license: Full access for 1 year.
  3. Permanent license: Full access forever. 
  • A permanent license does not require internet connection when running LuBan, while a timed license does.
  • Within a licensed period, all upgrades are free. A permanent license can get free upgrades forever. To upgrade, just download the latest LuBan.
  • Replacing a registered license to run LuBan on a different computer is free.

FAQ

Documents of LuBan are available at Download LuBan in a shared folder named “Doc”. Begin with the document “LuBan Get started.pdf”.

Simplify3D is slicing software that generates G-code from a mesh model to control a 3D printer to print the model. LuBan is mesh-processing software that generates parts of a model. The parts themselves may be mesh models for 3D printing; they may also be 2D drawings for laser cutting.

Both LuBan and MeshMixer can process triangular mesh models in OBJ, PLY, or STL format. MeshMixer is a manual modelling software tool. LuBan is automatic.

LuBan and Slicer have a few similar methods, such as the stacking and interlocking models. In every method of LuBan, a model can be resized larger than the working dimension of a machine. LuBan ensures that all parts of the model are generated within the dimension. Slicer does not guarantee this.

LuBan has a finger joint and a module method that is not available in Slicer. The finger joint method (Mesh -> LuBan, Method Plate) is useful to make wood joinery. The module method (Mesh -> LuBan, Method Module) is useful to make big 3D printed objects.

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Shipping & Order Processing Time
Shipping costs are depending on the destination country and the shipping method. You could select shipping method and view the according shipping cost on the shopping cart page. During the checkout process, available shipping methods and delivery times will be listed after you enter your shipping address.

When you place order in Global Store, we will fulfill your order from China. In this case, you need to pay customs fee and taxes which are collected by your local customs according to your country’s import policy. In other stores, the product price has included import tax, you don’t need to pay import tax any more. (Switzerland and Norway customers need to pay import tax and duty when place order in Europe store but EU VAT is exempted)

Global Store is with China stock.Global Store Orders are usually shipped within 1-3 business days after payment received. You could log in to your account to view the order status and tracking number. China stock shipment (DHL) is usually shipped to Hong Kong and redirect there to the final destination. After receiving order shipment notification email, It will still take 2-4 days for the tracking number to be trackable.
Orders made in US Store, Europe Store, Canada Store, Japan Store, Australia Store, Brazil Store and Russia Store are all shipped with local inventories, so the shipping will be much faster than Global store and do not need to pay import TAX. Normally your orders will be shipped out in 2 Business days.The shipment notification email will be sent to you also during this period.
You are very welcomed to email us at support@tiertime.com for more assistance.We will evaluate the feasibility of adding the shipping method to your country.
Return Policy
We accept return within 30 days upon delivery date.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
If you wish to return an item, you must contact us first at support@tiertime.com to obtain an Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA). Returns without authorization are not eligible for refund.
20% of item net value will be deducted as restocking fee.You also need to be responsible for return shipping costs and we can not refund any shipping costs.
Defective Items Return Policy
If you are unhappy with our product but have already used it, please feel free to contact us so we can find an appropriate solution. You can email us at support@tiertime.com, we are happy to help!
Defective/ damaged items are returnable within 30 days of the delivery date. Returns of items without obvious defects will subject 20% restocking fees and will be deducted from the amount of refund.
Please note that you will be responsible for the return shipping costs and we cannot refund any shipping costs you originally paid to receive the order. Only the price of refunding item will be refunded.
Refunds
All returns, refunds and exchanges are processed within approximately 7-10 days upon arrival at our distribution center.

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