Introduction to 3D Printing: An Easy Start to Your First 3D Design

7 Videos (1h 4m)
  • How 3D Printing Works and Materials

    • Trailer

      01:02

    • Intro to 3D Printing

      07:57

  • Sketching Design and Importing to Software

    • Sketching Design on Paper

      04:55

    • Importing Paper Image to Software

      11:38

  • Designing 3D Object

    • Importing Design to 3D Software

      16:01

    • Customizing Your 3D Object

      09:03

  • Ready to Print

    • Preparing for 3D Printing

      13:23

Class Project: Model Your Own 3D Design for a Hand-Held Object

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to model your own 3D design for a hand-held object. There are a lot of options and different ways to make things, and this project is all about exploring the simple, easy-to-use tools that can help you get going, starting with simple ideas and 2D sketches. Follow the lessons to photograph your sketch; refine your design in Photoshop and Illustrator; and add final touches with Tinkercad, then share your process and photos with the class. Keep it simple, remember that failure is an option, and have fun!

DELIVERABLE

Your assignment is to model your own 3D design for a hand-held object. A complete project will include:

  • sketch of initial concept
  • screenshot of final product in Tinkercad (or other 3D program of choice)
  • brief description of object

RESOURCES

  • Explore the attachments below for a project guide as well as completed and scaled .SVG files.