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Learn Design for 3D Printing with Shapeways Using Maya with Ryan Kittleson

3D modeler expert and all around creative genius Ryan Kittleson has just released a series of tutorials on Lynda.com to Learn 3D Printing on Shapeways Using Maya.

how to 3D print with Shapeways

Learn how to prepare your models in Maya and then send them for 3D printing on Shapeways.  Ryan shows how to hollow out models, define an object’s thickness to reduce cost, 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

 Check out the video on Lynda.com

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Shapeways Designer Evangelist
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