3D Printing: From Start to Finish
What you'll learn
- Choose the right FDM 3D printer for your needs
- Understand how a FDM 3D printer works
- Use "slicing" software to create great 3d Prints
- Create great 3D prints
- Finish and paint your 3D prints and make them look awesome
- Resources to awesome free 3D files for your 3D printer
- Interest in FDM 3D printing. A 3D printer is not required
- You can take this class even if your don't have 3D printer
3D printing is magical! You take a file, or create your own, send it to your printer and after some time you have an actual solid object. It reminds me of something from the Jetsons. In this course you will learn all stages of 3D printing, from its history, ways to get the best print, using slicers and even finishing your prints.
Yes, 3D printing is magical, but there is also a lot of technical parts to the process, and this course will help you navigate the challenges 3D printer enthusiasts encounter when they start out. This was a fun class to create and I hope you enjoy it and learn how to make great prints!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in learning about 3D printing
- Artists, designers or Makers who are interesting in learning new techniques in 3d Printing
- Cosplay makers and hobbyists interested in 3d Printing
Kevin Volo is currently an instructional technologist for a State University of New York (SUNY) college in Upstate New York where he helps instructors design and implement their online and hybrid courses.
He is also an active adjunct professor and has been instructing at the college level for more than 20 years, including online and hybrid classes for colleges and on platforms such as Udemy. He teaches a range of courses on topics such as social media, digital photography, graphic design, video editing, and media communications, among others.
He holds a Masters in Information Design and is working on his PhD dissertation in Educational Practice & Theory with a research project exploring the impact of gamification in online learning environments.
Kevin worked as a commercial photographer and graphic designer for over 25 years working in the marketing and advertising industry where has worked in both print and web design creating catalogs, web graphics and logos.
Kevin is also a freelance colorist, photographer and graphic designer whose latest project was colorist for the Eisner Award nominated, Meteor Men by Jeff Parker and Sandy Jarrell from Oni Press. He has worked on several independent titles such as Big Dog Inc's Rex Zombie Killer, Zenoscope's 2013 Halloween issue, and Ape Entertainment's Athena Voltaire.