Quick intro to 3d printing (30min)
Interested in getting into 3d printing, but not sure how to start? I can talk you through the basics and point you towards the right software to get you started, no matter what your skill level.
Alternatively, if you have a project in mind, we can talk about the details and I can help advise you on how to get started.
Things we might talk about:
- types of 3d printers (FDM, SLA, etc)
- 3d printing services (Shapeways, etc)
- 3d design software (Tinkercad, Blender, Maya, etc)
- CAD software (Fusion360, OpenSCAD, FreeCAD, etc)
- using other people's models
- capturing 3d geometry from the real world
- combining other people's models with your own (Meshmixer)
- 3d file formats (OBJ, STL, etc)
- things to watch out for
Training & Qualifications
I have an extensive background in 3d modeling and animation, having taught Maya at the college level for about 4.5 years. I also design and print various things (mainly toys) using a variety of software (mainly Fusion360).
Here's a few things I've made:
a mechanical gift I designed for my girlfriend for our 5th anniversary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LECbsYAFou4 (designed in OpenSCAD, printed with Shapeways)
a GIF of a toy I designed- a "pocket rainbow", suitable for all of one's portable rainbow needs:
https://gfycat.com/@aherbez/detail/RightSickBeetle (designed in Fusion360, printed on my personal FDM machine)
a GIF of another toy- a rope bridge suitable for 3.75" action figures that "breaks" when you pull a tab:
https://gfycat.com/@aherbez/detail/BoilingBelovedHawk (designed in Fusion360, printed on my machine)