3D design for digital fabrication / Workshop Series

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3D design for digital fabrication / Workshop Series
Open Design City, Betahaus
Prinzessinnenstrasse 19–20, Berlin

Dates:
Workshop 1: 26 January 2011, 7 pm
Workshop 2: tbc
Workshop 3: tbc

Content:
This workshop series aims to acquire some experience with digitally build objects in 3d, modifying them, and preparing them for digital fabrication.
The ultimate goal is to be able to prepare files for 3d printing, cnc-cutting and laser-cutting.
At workshop 1 we will: - look at how the process works from : idea -> (drawing) -> (3d scan) -> 3d file -> 3d print
- stumble upon the different ways to think digital 3d modeling (the concepts - nurbs, meshes, parametric)
- look through the available software, and focus on some of the amazing, free or open source possibilities
- find a (simple) project you'd like to 3d print
- get started on it
At workshop 2 we will:
- refine the modeling techniques
- 3d model optimization
- get the 3d files ready for 3d printing (normals, watertight meshes)
- export and
- get ready for the next steps, to use the makerbot
At workshop 3 we will (hopefully):
- print some stuff
- troubleshoot the 3d prints
- look into more advanced surfaces, generatives techniques, advanced software
- photograph the results!

for this workshop you will need:
- a laptop computer with linux, windows or mac installed
- an ODC Membership
- a 3 button mouse
- a geeky outfit
- downloaded (and installed) one of those free 3d softwares:
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/
http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/download/index.html
http://www.wings3d.com/

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1 Responses to 3D design for digital fabrication / Workshop Series

  1. 88 Duann 19.01.2011 15:24

    Awesome, can't make it there but I am keen to see the results of the workshop.

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