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3D Printing on Shapeways Using Maya
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3D Printing on Shapeways Using Maya

with Ryan Kittleson

Video: Welcome

(MUSIC) Hi. I'm Ryan Kittleson. And welcome to 3D printing on Shapeways using Maya. In this course, I'll show you everything you need to prepare models for 3D printing. You don't need your own 3D printer for this course, because I'll be showing you how to upload your creations to Shapeways. A service bureau that prints 3D models and then ships them to you. I'll show you how you can use the tools in Maya to get a 3D model ready for printing. I'll show the whole process of finalizing a model to be exported to Shapeways including hollowing out models, defining an object's thickness and working with full colored texture maps.
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  1. 2m 13s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      32s
    3. Using challenges
      42s
  2. 7m 35s
    1. What is 3D printing through Shapeways all about?
      2m 11s
    2. Understanding modeling for 3D printing
      2m 35s
    3. Understanding material options on Shapeways
      2m 49s
  3. 7m 52s
    1. Setting up the scene units
      3m 26s
    2. Setting up the grid
      3m 5s
    3. Installing necessary plugins and additional software
      1m 21s
  4. 10m 35s
    1. Acquiring existing models
      2m 57s
    2. Checking model scale
      3m 27s
    3. Fixing any problems with a model
      4m 11s
  5. 36m 59s
    1. Understanding why thickness matters
      3m 2s
    2. Preparing to add thickness
      3m 17s
    3. Thickening individual parts of a model
      3m 54s
    4. Extruding thickness
      3m 52s
    5. Cleaning up problem areas
      3m 20s
    6. Smoothing out the bad spots
      4m 16s
    7. Deleting unwanted internal parts
      3m 25s
    8. Reattaching the inside and outside surfaces
      3m 22s
    9. Challenge: Add thickness to a model
      45s
    10. Solution: Add thickness to a model
      7m 46s
  6. 10m 14s
    1. Exporting the model
      3m 3s
    2. Uploading the model to Shapeways
      1m 57s
    3. Editing the product page on Shapeways
      5m 14s
  7. 16m 44s
    1. Examining a textured model
      3m 45s
    2. Exporting models with texture maps
      3m 4s
    3. Converting an exported model for Shapeways
      5m 39s
    4. Challenge: Prepare a textured model for printing
      40s
    5. Solution: Prepare a textured model for printing
      3m 36s
  8. 12m 39s
    1. Reducing the polygon count
      1m 43s
    2. Creating wireframe lines
      2m 46s
    3. Finishing the wireframe
      3m 40s
    4. Challenge: Prepare a wireframe model for printing
      45s
    5. Solution: Prepare a wireframe model for printing
      3m 45s
  9. 1m 15s
    1. Next steps
      1m 15s

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3D Printing on Shapeways Using Maya
1h 46m Intermediate Sep 05, 2013

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3D printing allows your digital creations to emerge in the real world, but you don't need a 3D printer to bring them to life. Learn how to prepare your models in Maya and then send them for 3D printing on Shapeways, an online service that ships reproductions straight to your door. Author Ryan Kittleson shows how to hollow out models, define an object's thickness, and work with texture maps for full-color prints. He shows you how to export the model, upload it to Shapeways, and view the finished result. Once you have mastered the basics, Ryan invites you to test your skills in a series of challenge videos.

Topics include:
  • What is Shapeways?
  • Setting up Maya for 3D printing
  • Checking model scale
  • Understanding why thickness matters
  • Adding precise thickness
  • Strengthening thin structures
  • Fixing common mesh problems
  • Exporting models with texture maps
  • Making a wireframe model
  • Publishing to Shapeways
Subjects:
3D + Animation Modeling Product Design Projects
Software:
Maya
Author:
Ryan Kittleson

Welcome

(MUSIC) Hi. I'm Ryan Kittleson. And welcome to 3D printing on Shapeways using Maya. In this course, I'll show you everything you need to prepare models for 3D printing. You don't need your own 3D printer for this course, because I'll be showing you how to upload your creations to Shapeways. A service bureau that prints 3D models and then ships them to you. I'll show you how you can use the tools in Maya to get a 3D model ready for printing. I'll show the whole process of finalizing a model to be exported to Shapeways including hollowing out models, defining an object's thickness and working with full colored texture maps.

I've been using 3D printing and Shapeways for a while now, to bring my digital creations into the physical world. It's always exciting to hold something in your hand that you designed. Well I'm excited to make some 3D prints with Maya and Shapeways, and I hope you are too. Let's get to it.

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