Create Computer Models for 3D Printing
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Create Computer Models for 3D Printing

The Step by Step course that teaches you how to build a Bobblehead Robot for 3D Printing.
4.6 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
309 students enrolled
Created by Dave West
Last updated 2/2015
English
Price: $40
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Model an object in Blender suitable for 3D Printing.
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Requirements
  • You'll need to install a copy of Blender (available at www.blender.org). You can download it for free.
Description

Unlock the true potential of 3D Printers by learning how to create computer models. We'll go step by step through the free modeling software Blender as we create our first model: a Bobblehead Robot.

You'll start by learning the basics of the Blender program. Then begin building your own Bobblehead Robot. You'll discover how to model to avoid printing problems that can pop up later. We look at how 3D printers work and I'll show you the printing of the Bobblehead Robot. When done you'll see the quick and easy assembly process.

No experience necessary. My videos show you each mouse click and keystroke of the modeling process. I'll explain what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. Use the included illustrated PDF document as a ready reference.

If you have a 3D Printer, have access to one or ever wondered what these amazing machines can do for you, YOU NEED THIS COURSE.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course assumes you have no prior 3D modeling experience. I'll show you each step in the build process.
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
01:59:23
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An Overview of Blender
10 Lectures 19:31

An Introduction to Blender, the modeling program we'll use in the build.

Preview 01:28

This short lesson briefly covers the Blender interface.

Preview 01:43

Navigating around in Blenders world.

Preview 01:15

Discover the different camera views.

Preview 02:02

Object Selection in Blender.

Preview 01:33

How to move, rotate and scale objects.

Preview 02:29

Learn how to place the 3D Cursor and what it does.

The 3D Cursor
01:49

This lecture is all about the Coordinate System in Blender.

The Coordinate System
01:53

Blenders Modeling Modes.

Modeling Modes
02:07

How to properly save, increment and load files.

Loading and Saving
03:12
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Building the Robot Upper Body
12 Lectures 55:08

Setup your Blender scene for the Bobblehead Robot build

Scene Setup
02:19

Start building the Robot upper body.

Building the Robot Body
04:19

Give your Robot a face.

Add the Face
08:14

Give your Robot the gift of sight with some eyes.

Give you robot some eyes
06:44

Your Robot needs a mouth. Give him one.

Make the Mouth
04:25

Give your Robot body some detail with a front grille.

Adding the front Grille detail
05:34

In this lesson you'll start building the Robot shoulder.

Start building the Shoulder
05:25

Build the arm from the shoulder.

Preview 01:57

Next we'll add a hand to the arm.

The Hand
05:42

Extend detail from the Hand to make the Fingers.

Add the Fingers
04:38

Add some detail to the shoulder area.

Shoulder Bolt detail
03:28

You'll position and attach the Arms to finish the Upper Body.

Finish the Upper Body
02:23
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The Bobblehead Lower Body
4 Lectures 15:30

Start building your Robots Upper Leg.

Start on the Upper Leg
02:40

Build out the Lower Leg.

The Robot Lower Leg
02:18

Extend out the detail that will be the Toes.

Give the Robot some Toes
02:48

We'll add detail to the Leg Assembly to finish it up.

Finish the Robot Leg
07:44
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Joining the Upper Body and Lower Leg
2 Lectures 17:37

We make a hole for the pen spring.

Making the Spring Hole
05:05

We make some final adjustments to the Robot and position him (or her) for printing.

Position for 3D Printing
12:32
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3D Printing Software
3 Lectures 10:03

We look at netfabb, a mesh analysis and repair program.

netfabb
03:26

This will give you a brief overview of the slicing program, Slic3r.

Slic3r
02:50

Printrun
03:47
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Printing and Assembly
1 Lecture 01:34
Printing and Assembly
01:34
About the Instructor
Dave West
4.6 Average rating
8 Reviews
309 Students
1 Course
Artist, Educator

Dave West, Founder of Teach Me 3D Printing, has been in the Visual Effects field modeling, animating and teaching for over 20 years. He has worked on television series, commercials, video games and feature films. With a lifelong interest in art and technology, gravitating toward 3D printing was inevitable. His teaching experience as well as a passion for technology, make him uniquely qualified to instruct others in this new dicipline.