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.