Have you ever wanted to learn how to create a 3D model? This class will teach you the process of developing a mathematical coordinate-based representation of any surface of an object in three dimensions via specialized software. Blender is a 3D modeling program that creates virtual forms. Working in a low poly arena and coupled with Pepakura to build paper models a 3D design can unfold to become a working template. Ideas are drawn and worked in 3D, and can become steel, glass, jewelry, bronze, wood, epoxy, clay, and more. Scale to a third of an inch or thirty feet; it does not matter.
Working with Gesso painted card stock forms students will assemble their own sculptures. Students will be shown how to originate ideas and forms in Blender. They will then use Pepakura to prepare their card stock templates. Assembly will be followed by online exercises with a free quote program to get their pieces ready for 3D printing. By printing with PLA filament burnout is possible. With a 20% infill objects are light.
Thinking your way through such a project will be guided by the instructor whose 500+ library of forms will augment the students’ efforts. Once you sign up for the class you will receive your supply list, please register a week before the class starts so you have enough time to purchase your supplies online and download the software required. Once you register for class you will be given a list of tools and supplies to purchase, estimated supply cost: $150. Prerequisite: None.