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Intro to Blender for 3D Printing

LA Makerspace

Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Los Angeles, CA

Intro to Blender for 3D Printing

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One Future 3D Modeler (Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Ended $45.00 $1.89
MEMBERS ONLY (20% OFF): One Future 3D Modeler (Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Ended $36.00 $1.71
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Interested in getting into 3D printing, but don't know where to start?  This is the course for you!

 

Blender is a powerful open source 3D modeling program.  Blender is used for 3D printing in a similar way to how animation professionals use 3D modeling software to create animated films like Shrek and Toy Story.  But instead of putting our models into a cartoon, you'll be empowered to print yours into real physical objects!

 

The 3D printed spikes on this LED dinosaur jacket were designed with Blender!

 

Because Blender is so powerful, it can be intimidating for new users.  Eain Bankins is a professional game designer, and will be lending his expertise to help guide new modelers through the amazing world of 3D printing!

 

While this ring was printng, we dropped an RFID chip inside!

Now it works as a secret key to open RFID doors!

 

In this course, we'll cover:

  • Navigating the Basics of the Blender interface
    • The "Default Scene"
    • The 3D View
    • The Properties Window
    • The Outliner
  • Basic 3D model editing (Do you know what a spline is? You will!) 
  • Modeling with the intent to print
  • How to export models in 3D-printable formats


Requirements:

  • Ages 10+
  • Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult
  • We highly recommend bringing a laptop loaded with the newest version of Blender
  • A 3-button mouse is also very highly recommended, but is not required.

 Gotta Catch 'em All! These Pokeballs were designed in Blender, too!

(That's Blender's interface in the background.)

 

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Directions 

Public Transit
The Blue Line Grand Station at Washington and Grand is 2 blocks away in front of LA Trade Tech College and there are several bus stops within a block as well. 

From LAX
Take the 105 East (Century Freeway) to the 110 North (Harbor Freeway). Exit on Adams. Turn right on Adams. Take Adams to Broadway, turn left. The L.A. Mart is at the corner of Broadway and Washington (1933 S. Broadway).

From San Fernando Valley
Take the 101 South (Ventura Freeway) to the 110 South (Harbor Freeway) to the 10 East (Santa Monica Freeway). Take the Grand Avenue exit, proceed to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway. Pass Washington Blvd. The L.A. Mart is on the right (1933 S. Broadway).

From San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire
Take the 10 West (Santa Monica Freeway) or the 60 West (Pomona Freeway) to the 10 West. Take the Los Angeles Street exit. Take 17th Street to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway. The LA Mart is at the corner of Broadway and Washington (1933 S. Broadway).

From Long Beach/Orange County
Take the 5 (Santa Ana/Golden State Freeway) to the 10 West (Santa Monica Freeway). Take the Los Angeles Street exit. Take 17th Street to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway. The L.A. Mart is at the corner of Broadway and Washington (1933 S. Broadway). 

Parking
1,126 on-site and adjacent visitor, tenant and employee parking spaces
$10.00 – Monday through Sunday, $5 after 4pm, plenty of street parking with 4 hour meters. 

NOTE: Parking on Hill Street is FREE on Sunday

Entrance
Entry on Saturday and Sundays and Weekdays after 6pm is through the Employee Entrance to the left of the main LA Mart doors.

Have questions about Intro to Blender for 3D Printing? Contact LA Makerspace

When & Where


LA Makerspace
1933 Broadway
#1138
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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LA Makerspace

The Los Angeles Makerspace is a non-profit community space for makers of all ages to work on projects and take classes in software, hardware, electronics, robotics, art, filmmaking, bio-tech, eco-tech, wearable-tech and more.

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