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3D Printing on Shapeways Using Maya

Course Summary

Prepare your models in Maya and then send them for 3D printing on Shapeways, an online service that ships reproductions straight to your door.       


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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction
       Welcome
       Using the exercise files
       Using challenges
    1. Understanding the Basics of 3D Printing
       What is 3D printing through Shapeways all about?
       Understanding modeling for 3D printing
       Understanding material options on Shapeways
    2. Setting Up a Maya Scene for 3D Printing
       Setting up the scene units
       Setting up the grid
       Installing necessary plugins and additional software
    3. Getting Models to Work with Shapeways
       Acquiring existing models
       Checking model scale
       Fixing any problems with a model
    4. Dealing with Model Thickness
       Understanding why thickness matters
       Preparing to add thickness
       Thickening individual parts of a model
       Extruding thickness
       Cleaning up problem areas
       Smoothing out the bad spots
       Deleting unwanted internal parts
       Reattaching the inside and outside surfaces
       Challenge: Add thickness to a model
       Solution: Add thickness to a model
    5. Publishing to Shapeways
       Exporting the model
       Uploading the model to Shapeways
       Editing the product page on Shapeways
    6. Working with Textured Models
       Examining a textured model
       Exporting models with texture maps
       Converting an exported model for Shapeways
       Challenge: Prepare a textured model for printing
       Solution: Prepare a textured model for printing
    7. Making a Wireframe Model
       Reducing the polygon count
       Creating wireframe lines
       Finishing the wireframe
       Challenge: Prepare a wireframe model for printing
       Solution: Prepare a wireframe model for printing
    Conclusion
       Next steps

     


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

2 - 3 hours / week

This course is listed under Industry Specific Applications Community

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