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A weekly series exploring over 50 core design concepts, from the 80/20 rule to storytelling, all based on Will Lidwell's landmark design books, Universal Principles of Design.
Visualize ideas for small-scale and mass production with just a pen and paper. Learn sketching basics such as how to quickly generate shapes and forms, using planes, various projection methods, line weights, and shade and shadow to bring product designs to life.
Check out the new features and tool enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2016, the industry-leading 3D CAD software for designing sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, and tool-and-die parts and assemblies.
Learn how to design furniture, both full-scale pieces and assets for game engines such as Unity, with Rhino 3D. This course covers the history of furniture design, Rhino modeling techniques, and methods for exporting your furniture design for rendering, 3D printing, or game development.
Follow Chris Reilly and Jason J Ferguson, makers and teachers at Eastern Michigan University, as they take ordinary objects and remake them into extraordinary works of art using 3D printers, mills, and lasers.
Take these tutorials on automotive surfacing and learn how to create a production-ready model of a Formula 1 racing wheel with Class A surfaces in Alias.
Advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills: Learn how to build a game console!
Turn your 3D scans into personalized, custom products with Tinkercad, a free and easy-to-use 3D modeling program.
Get up to speed with the surfacing tools within SOLIDWORKS fast. Learn how to create and modify surfaces, troubleshoot common issues, and manipulate faces in surfaces and solids.
Learn the basics of conducting stress analysis tests of parts and assemblies with Inventor, and uncover the weak points of your designs.
Learn to use RhinoCAM to model a guitar body for fabrication in a CNC mill.
Learn how to model the front triangle section of a bicycle frame in this fast-paced, advanced-level SOLIDWORKS tutorial.
Learn to scan a person and turn the scan into a "3D selfie" with a 3D printer or with online services like Shapeways.
Learn how to design surface models like the ebike shown in these tutorials, with AutoCAD.
Learn the basics of using Grasshopper, the visual programming add-on to Rhino, to create complex 3D models with simple math, algorithms, and repeating forms.
Practice your SOLIDWORKS design skills in this project-based course on modeling motorcycle engine parts.
Learn to design detailed sheet metal parts with the specialized toolset in Autodesk Inventor.
Bring your product designs into the real world with rapid prototyping. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the machinery, and insights into techniques such as 3D printing, machining, resin casting, injection molding, and more.
Promote your design concepts better with beautiful product renderings built with Rhino and V-Ray.
In this acclaimed documentary from the maker of Helvetica, renowned designers such as Dieter Rams and Marc Newson talk about the significance of the objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them.
Learn how to create models for CNC milling machines with RhinoCAM.
Learn how to set up your MakerBot 3D printer, prepare models for print, and troubleshoot printing issues with the MakerBot.
Learn how to create replacements parts for household appliances, furniture, and more with Tinkercad and a desktop 3D printer.
Take your sheet metal skills to the next level by designing a sheet metal enclosure with SOLIDWORKS in this project-based course.
Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.
Present product renderings in their best light with 3ds Max and After Effects.
Automotive designer Veejay Gahir discusses his career, his influences, and his thoughts on the automotive design industry.
Model and render a fully realized Formula 1 steering wheel from an initial product concept sketch.
Learn how to sketch and render product designs like a Formula 1 steering wheel using SketchBook Pro.
Learn the basics of what 3D printing is and how you can use it to create amazing objects, from prototypes to working tools.
Take a reference photograph and create a model from its shapes and pieces with the primitive and spline modeling tools in CINEMA 4D and C4D Lite.
Create a photorealistic image or video of your product with PhotoView 360, a rendering and animation plugin for SOLIDWORKS.
Krista Donaldson, CEO of the nonprofit organization D-Rev, talks about improving health and prosperity in the developing world by combining great design and great technology.
Prepare your models in Maya and then send them for 3D printing on Shapeways, an online service that ships reproductions straight to your door.
Learn to design parts and assemblies using the sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS.
Build the skills you need to create stunning product visualizations in MODO.
Create highly realistic virtual shots of your products, reducing the need for product photography, with MODO.
The leaders of One & Co, an industrial design firm that creates products from touch phones to sporting goods and furniture, share their insights and expertise in previsualizing successful design concepts.
Explore hands-on examples using both polygonal and SubD modeling, as well as sculpting, retopology, and the dynamic physics simulator Recoil.
Author and designer Dane Howard asks DesignworksUSA, a global design firm that consults for the BMW Group, to share their insight and expertise in previsualizing successful design concepts.
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