Learn modeling for 3D Printing using Blender 3D, Netfabb
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Learn modeling for 3D Printing using Blender 3D, Netfabb

Become a part of the industry that will change the world! Learn how to 3D print a design from scratch.
3.4 (13 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.
955 students enrolled
Created by Abhishek Singh
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to model and 3D print a design in less than 15 minutes
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  • Blender 3D, (open source software)
  • Netfabb Basic (free version)
  • GIMP (open source software)

This course is for all those who have heard a lot about 3d printing, but often wondered on how can they without any earlier experience of working on 3d modeling software's, can really take these tools in their own hands to 3D model & print their designs.

You will learn modeling for 3d printing from scratch to finish, this in not any other 3d modeling course which will just give you an idea about how 3d modeling is done. And then leave you midway without actually demonstrating on how to prepare a 3d model for 3d printing

Preparing a 3D model for 3D printing has many basic prerequisites like

  • Setting the model to real world dimensions in mm, inches, cm or ft
  • Making sure the model is water tight, providing wall thickness, removing of non manifold faces, overlapping faces , etc.
  • Exporting the model in a file format which is accepted by 3d printers

You will learn all these steps, in addition this course will also show you how to print and sell your models in 3d printing market places like shapeways, thingiverse, sculpteo, and make them a source of cash flow, requiring your minimum attention & time once you are done with uploading your models.

The best benefit of this course is that you will learn all this without any need of buying a costly 3d modelling software. You will see me using some very popular and powerful open source, 3d modelling & printing software's like Blender 3D, Netfabb.

No lengthy & tiring 3D modeling sessions, when there are abundant tricks, commands, & inbuilt software tools to get our desired results with precision accuracy and tiny fraction of time.

Using every tool at our disposal to best of our advantage, creating your first 3d printable design in less than 5 minutes.

In 1.5 hours of lectures you will gain the core syrup of my 8 years of experience in 3D modeling, and the tricks & tools i have learnt over this period.

If you take this course, i will also offer you support if you get stuck somewhere in designing your models for 3d print.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners
  • Engineers, Architects
  • Designers, artists, hobbyists
  • Freelancers, entrepreneur
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
Learn modeling for 3D Printing and make money
9 Lectures 01:39:10

A quick introduction of 3D printing industry, and what you are going to learn in this course

Preview 03:54

The software requirements for this course (open source) and a introduction of Blender 3D interface and basics of 3D modeling

Preview 08:47

Our first project of this course, where we start by learning how to give real world dimensions to any 3D model, and then creating our first model (military dog tag) using real world standard dimensions

Project 1: Understanding Real world dimensions in 3D printing

We finish our project 1 model here, in addition we learn how to easily convert any 2D logo or vector image to a 3D object in blender 3D, we also learn how to check our finished model for 3D printability, finding and removing of errors using Netfabb and exporting the final .stl ready for 3D print

Project 1 Contd..

In Project 2 we learn how to make complex shapes very easily using inbuilt Blender 3D modifiers, thus saving us a lot of time while simultaneously giving a lot of precision in our results. Like project 1 we check our model for 3D print, remove errors using Netfabb and export final .stl file ready for print

Project 2: Complex shapes for 3D printing

In Project 3 we learn how to quickly make a ring of standard inner diameter of 17.12 mm( you can change the value of inner diameter as per your needs) for 3D printing .

We import a design for our ring in vector art form in blender 3D and using this vector art we carve out a perfect shape on our ring using inbuilt blender tools, easy steps but amazing results.

Project 3: Design a ring for 3D printing

In Project 4, we learn how to make 3D models with textures and material, using UV mapping for applying textures and using the export formats which work for color or textured models in 3D printing

Project 4: Color models in 3D printing

In Project 5, we learn the use of 3D printing for printing CAD models or broken machine parts. We learn to model a standard screw of #12 & 24 size , preparing threads for this standard size which when printed will work perfectly in real world. Finally adding a screw head and screw drive to complete our #12 24 screw, and like all other projects checking this model in Netfabb, and exporting final .stl file ready to go for 3D print.

Project 5: CAD models for 3D printing

In this final tutorial we see how we will upload all the .stl files we have exported in our projects to online 3D printing factory like shapeways.

How we can put our models on sale by opening a shop in shapeways, how to set profit margin for our cost, the different materials available for 3D printing and difference in the costs depending on the type of materials.

Making Money from 3D printing
About the Instructor
Abhishek Singh
3.4 Average rating
13 Reviews
955 Students
1 Course
3D designer, engineer & educator

I am Abhishek singh, I have a degree in Computer engineering from IIT Delhi.

3D modeling for me started as a hobby which turned into my passion and full time career over time. I have been working for more than 8 years now in the capacity of 3D modeler , Animator and Character artist. I started as a 3D design artist for Advertising where i worked on popular campaigns for Kit Kat, Fanta. I further enhanced my skills as a Game & Mobile app developer, with one of my project Bowling wizards being selected as one of the Top 10 apps in Techsparks 2012.

At present i am working as Design head for 3DIGIPRINTS, India's 1st on Demand 3D printing Ecosytem. I like to guide and educate people about the latest trends & technologies of this industry and am a visiting faculty at MAAC delhi, India's premier vfx & animation training institute.

During the past 2-3 years i have keenly observed how 3D printing is emerging as a new manufacturing economy in itself, & i feel highly optimistic about the range of opportunities it is going to offer to designers, 3D modelers and to the entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on it.