3D Printing Design Workshop
“3D Printing Design Workshop” is a hands-on, project based, weekend-long intensive workshop covering the foundations of digital 3D design for 3D printing. Taught by designer Fleet Hower, the course will explore software applications as well as in depth technical underpinnings of digital 3D design to create beautiful physical models.
- Learn advanced techniques to create digital models
- Explore coloration and fine detail of digital models
- 3D print a full-color model of your work
- Use industry standard software, ZBrush and Rhino
- Previous 3D design experience not required
What you Will Learn
Efficient digital modeling techniques on industry leading software platforms including ZBrush
A basic understanding and fluency with parametric modeling tools
Detailed modeling techniques such as coloration, texturing, and sculpting
How to prepare proper digital files to be exported for the 3D printing process
The physical limits of a 3D printer, and ways to ensure that your modeling work falls within them
Digital modeling and 3D printing skills that are directly translatable to a professional working environment
Who is this Course For?
3D design and printing is an exciting new medium in which graphic designers can explore their creative talents. Build upon your creative skill set by incorporating three dimensional creative work that you can touch and feel. Use your new found skill set to wow clients, management, and friends and family.
Industrial design lends itself to 3D modeling and printing. Use 3D design and printing to quickly prototype for look and feel considerations of your projects. This course will enable you to leverage 3D sculpture and design-to-print methods to ensure your ideas are printable.
There is no better way to explain a concept to a client than through scale models. Architecture models can be expensive and time consuming to create. With 3D design and printing, you can streamline the process with realistic, full-color models that are simple to iterate and enhance.
Creatives of all Types
3D Design and printing is an exciting skillset for anyone with a creative inclination. Create wonderful models of your ideas and concepts and send them directly to a 3D printer for powerful prototypes, concept models, gifts, and toys.
Fleet Hower is a designer intent on transforming the way we think about and produce products that shape our lives. His engagement with 3D printing is helping to disrupt the traditional workflow of design-to-manufacture by investigating new computational design strategies that can interface directly with physical fabrication. Fleet’s office is currently focused on developing processes for consumer 3D printed products, he lives and works in Brooklyn.
In addition to his practice, Fleet teaches design studios and seminars at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute school of architecture. He has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia University, and Tongji University, in Shanghai.
About the Course
What: 3D Printing Design Workshop
Where: 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, New York. Accessible from the G, J and M trains.
Limited Capacity: 12 students per session
The 3D Printer
This course will use a Projet660 3D printer. You can learn more about it’s capabilities on our full-color 3D printing page.
We have partnered with Pixologic to use their powerful 3D modeling software, ZBrush. Visit the Pixologic homepage or their Youtube channel to learn more about how ZBrush is being used as an industry standard 3D modeling software for 3D printing.
The Make Mode Studio is located within the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator at 630 Flushing Avenue
630 Flushing Ave was formerly a Pfizer research building that now houses a variety of start ups, and culinary businesses (lots of great lunch options!).
Our space is newly renovated and perfect for small, intimate courses focused on 3D design and 3D printing.
Take the next step and become a 3D artist!