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Design for 3D Printing with Shapeways - Skillshare

About this Class

We’re on the edge of a new normal, where everyday products are custom made for and by each and every one of us. Today though, only a lucky few know how to create the digital models that become real products. If you haven’t known where to start, this class will get you on the path to printing a Stradivarius in no time.

This class presents the foundations of 3D modeling and 3D printing, reviews some of the free tools you can use to get started, and then outlines some of the considerations you’ll want to be exposed to as you advance.

We’ll discuss what types of tools and techniques are best matched to what you want to make, and even provide sample files for you to experiment with. After introducing you to the different types of modeling using the free tools, we’ll move on to some of the premium software you should look into as your skills and needs advance. Bring your laptop so you can try the various tools as the class progresses. We recomend installing at least Sketchup, but for the full experience, also download and install Wings3D, Meshlab and 123D. 123D is PC only, but a good alternative is FreeCAD, which is available for PC, Mac and Linux.

New for this edition of the class: With your ticket purchase you will also get a variety of sample files to help you get started immediately, including Sketchup templates for the the latest iPhone, iPod Nano and Shuffle, so you can easily design an unlimited number of products around them.

Bring your Mac or PC laptop (SketchUp does not support Linux), your charger, and an external mouse. We do recommend that you create an account on Shapeways and download Google SketchUp prior to the class.

For those of you who have tried the Shapeways Creators, made your own Ringpoem, drawn your own earrings, experimented with the Image Popper and are ready to start designing your own items from scratch, we are holding a workshop just for you: Design for 3D Printing with Shapeways: Tue, Sep 13th, New York City.

We’re on the edge of a new normal, where everyday products are custom made for and by each and every one of us. Today, only a lucky few know how to design the digital models that become 3d printed objects. If you haven’t known where to start, this class will get you on the path to printing a stradivarius in no time.

In this beginner’s class, we’ll take you from basic design concepts in SketchUp (Google’s free 3D modeling software) to customizing your own case for the iPhone 4, to uploading it and placing an order to get it 3D printed on Shapeways. A $25 voucher will be included for all students to cover the cost of printing.

Bring your Mac or PC laptop (SketchUp does not support Linux), your charger, and an external mouse. We do recommend that you create an account on Shapeways and download Google SketchUp prior to the class.

Sign up via Skill Share, the course will be run by Aaron Trocola aka Aeron203, an industrial designer who has been creating 3D designs and working with technology start-up companies for over 15 years.

continuations:

One of my personal projects for 2011 was to design something and print it on Shapeways. This weekend I decided that I had a couple of hours to do that and so as the first step I installed Google Sketchup.

Having never done any 3D design before, instead of jumping straight into the…