Introduction to 3D Printing: An Easy Start to Your First 3D Design | Lauren Slowik | Skillshare

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

Lauren Slowik, Designer + Technologist

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8 Lessons (1h 5m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Intro to 3D Printing

    • 3. Sketching Design on Paper

    • 4. Importing Paper Image to Software

    • 5. Importing Design to 3D Software

    • 6. Customizing Your 3D Object

    • 7. Preparing for 3D Printing

    • 8. Explore Design on Skillshare

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About This Class

This class will teach you exactly how to model a 3D hand-held, print-ready, object using only free tools, with no prior experience necessary. 


If you've been on the internet in the last year you've probably read an article (or two, or three) about 3D printing and how it's shaping the future of product design forever. Magic! 

This class will uncover the core processes behind the hype and share one of the most special qualities of the 3D printing revolution: that it's accessible to anyone and companies like Shapeways, where I work as a Designer Evangelist, are making the process easier than ever. 

What You'll Learn

  • What is 3D Printing? We'll define what 3D printing is, why it's gotten so much attention as of late and what its potential could be. 
  • Designing from Sketch. We'll also discuss a second way to produce your 3D model - designing from a sketch with a whole host of free software options. 
  • From Model to Product. We'll walk through what your next steps would be to get your design printed - what pricing to expect, how it works and where to get it done. 


What You'll Make

You'll model your own 3D design for a hand-held object using free software options we'll cover in class. Customize your object (think monograms, colors) and leave this class ready to print!