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From Bits to Atoms - Bring your designs to life with 3D printing - Digital Tutors

Sneak Peek: Bringing Your Designs to Life with 3D Printing in Blender from Digital-Tutors on Vimeo.

3D printing is increasingly becoming a part of daily life, sparking a creative and manufacturing revolution, as it's finally more accessible to artists and amateur users through affordable desktop printers and services like Shapeways. That is also known as "additive manufacturing," and is essentially the blending of technology, science and art, with the ability to transform a number of industries including toys, fashion, medicine, electronics and automotive.

It’s essentially a magical process where a machine reminiscent of the Star Trek Replicator seems to create three-dimensional objects out of thin air. We'll go through the basic printing methods & materials, go over some free 3D modeling apps including Tinkercad and Blender, cover methods of working with polygon geometry to prepare our models, as well as cool techniques to lower the printing cost.

We'll then upload the optimized models to Shapeways, the world's leading 3D Printing marketplace and community, for final checks before sending them to the printers. Though the videos will mostly focus on using Blender, the concepts apply to any 3D application of your choice.

By the end of this Blender training you’ll have learned the fundamental workflows of preparing and optimizing your 3D models for any type of 3D printer.



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