3D Printing Mastery 101

10 MODULES • ONLINE • LIVE!

Classes March 4th!

LIVE, ONLINE 3D PRINTING SETUP AND ENGINEERING WITH ZBRUSH

This course will focus on SLA (Stereolithography Apparatus) 3D printing and will be using Zbrush to engineer files for print on a current, industry professional standard, Form Labs Form 2 printer. However, the basic techniques can apply to FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printing, using other printers and setup software as well as general rules for all kinds of 3D models.

Every week you will have a new lecture to follow along with as well as assignments to complete. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:


Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format:  Online

Duration:  10 Weeks 

Lecture Type:  Hybrid (Pre-Recorded and Live Sessions)

Assignment:  Deadlines each week

Feedback:  Live weekly

Jake will guide you through the process of creating a successful 3D print file for many needs and purposes.

Estimated time for course work: 8-10 hours per week


BY THE END OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL KNOW:

  What will print and what has the likelihood of failing.

✓   How to scale and proportion your model for real life.

   How to set up cuts, custom pins, and articulated joints.

✓   The different rules of a miniature scale print and a larger scale project.

   Basic concepts of mold making and paint.

✓  Basic concepts of how to send a file to a printer, a company, and factory print setup.

What Exactly is the 3D Printing Mastery Course?

This course will focus on organic collectibles for print but will cover basics that anyone who is printing digital content or sending it out to a company will find useful. I’ve made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to. 

We’ll be using ZBrush to create, troubleshoot, and engineer a successful SLA print (laser resin) to get the most reliable high quality 3D print for a client or your own art work. You will learn how to clean the print and the basic rules of shipping. You’ll learn how to hollow a model to save cost. You will also learn how to slice and pin a model and put the parts together. I will show you how to make custom nonstandard pins and custom articulation for moving parts. I will even explain the basics of mold making and have a final project set up in Formlabs PREFORM software and ready to print.  


Here is what you will get:

☆ LifeTime Access to this course.

☆ A Free XMD LifeTime Membership to XMDSource.com is included!

☆ 10 Complete Modules

☆ For live, current session students only. If you complete the 28mm miniature final project (size may be subject to change) in a printable Formlabs Preform file that I approve as correct, I will print it and mail it to you to clean and put together. If you live outside the mainland US, additional shipping cost, and ability to ship will have to be settled on an individual basis

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SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

• ZBrush 2018

• Free download of Formlabs Preform

• We will be discussing supplies for cleaning 3D prints and mold making gear, but they are not required to participate in this course.

• Keyshot will be discussed, but is not required.

CURRICULUM:

WEEK 1

Introduction and Basic Troubleshooting

☆ What is 3D printing?

☆ Stuff that won’t work and how to fix it.

☆ Scale basics

☆ Dynamesh and Boolean Hollowing Methods

WEEK 2

Cuts and Pins for Non-Miniatures

☆ To Cut or Not to Cut.

☆ Pins! Custom Creation

☆ Dynamesh and Boolean Methods for Pins and Parts.

☆ Overview of PreForm and Alternative Software for Print Setup.

WEEK 3

Joints and Articulation for Non-Miniatures

☆ Cutting and Planning for Articulation

☆ Making Basic Joints

☆ Zbrush to PreForm 

WEEK 4

Clean Up and Paint Basics

☆ Differences Between FDM and SLA Cleanup.

☆ Cleaning an FDM print.

☆ Cleaning an SLA print.

☆ Curing and Priming an SLA Print.

☆ Basic Paint 

WEEK 5

Designing

☆ Scale and Proportions 

☆ The Silhouette, Basic Anatomy

☆ How to make a dynamic piece

☆ Texture and Color Design

WEEK 6

Miniatures

☆ What is a miniature? 

☆ Scale and Proportion 

☆ Rules and ideas for small scale production. 

☆ Final Project Introduction

WEEK 7

Basics of Mold Making

☆ What is a mold and how is it useful? 

☆ Intro to Equipment and Setup 

☆ Watch me make a basic one. 

☆ Polystone Cast, Cold Metal Casting 

WEEK 8

Other Print Forms

☆ Introduction 

☆ Jewelry Basics  

☆ Wearable Basics 

☆ Discussion of industry and price structures. 

WEEK 9

Extras & Final Project

☆ Basics of cleaning up a scan for print. 

☆ How to fix a client’s file or STL  

☆ Troubleshooting Your Final Project 

☆ Rendering of Final Project in ZBrush and Keyshot 

WEEK 10

Say Cheese!

☆ Introduction to Photography 

☆ Equipment and Techniques 

☆ Setup a scene for a 1/6 and a 28mm photo 

I am Ready to Enroll!

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$497
  • You get access to the following:
  • Early Registration Discount!
  • LifeTime Access to the course.
  • XMD ToolBox Plugin for ZBrush!
  • 10 Weeks of Pre-Recorded Classes
  • 1 Live Class each week
  • Forum Access to interact and post assignments
  • Access to the Private XMD Academy Facebook Group
  • Free Physical Copy of the XMD Mastering Brushes Book
  • 14 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Live Feedback from the Instructor
  • Free Premium Membership LifeTime Access to XMDSource.com
  • 1 on 1 Tutoring Available at Discounted Rate
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  • You get access to the following:
  • Early Registration Discount!
  • LifeTime Access to the course.
  • 10 AMAZING Modules
  • 10 Weeks of Pre-Recorded Classes
  • 1 Live Class each week
  • Forum Access to interact and post assignments
  • Access to the Private XMD Academy Facebook Group
  • Free Copy of the XMD Mastering Brushes EBook
  • 14 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Live Feedback from the Instructor
  • Free Premium Membership LifeTime Access to XMDSource.com
  • 1 on 1 Tutoring Available at Discounted Rate

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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Jake Kemper has been a Professional Motion/ Graphic Artist and animator for the last 20 years, working in TV, commercials and interactive projects. He has independently built a 3D print business over the last 2 years, learning tricks and techniques to get solid successful clean prints for a variety of private clients. Jake did all of this for you, so you don’t have to waste materials, time or money.