The 3D printing industry is growing and expanding at a rapid pace, and Autodesk, Inc., is at the forefront of providing solutions for this exciting industry. This class will examine how 3D printing is revolutionizing the entertainment industry in the areas of prop creation for visual effects, creature concepts, and stop-motion animation. This class will also give an in-depth look into the process of preparing a model for 3D printing, while also examining the powerful Autodesk toolset available within the 3D printing world. Using a variety of Autodesk products, we will examine efficient processes and workflows to producing clean, watertight models that are ready for efficient 3D printing.
Whether it's being used in rapid prototyping and consumer products or small-run manufacturing, 3D printing has become an important part of the workflows of many hobbyists, artists, engineers, and fabrication companies. This course will look at the landscape of the 3D printing industry in order to break through the hype that surrounds it. You will discover how 3D printing is being used in the real world for both personal and professional uses. From creating art to engineering prototypes, this course will also explore the expanding use of 3D printers and their place in an enhanced design workflow. The course discusses the current state and future implications of 3D printing in the real world.