What will you be doing on this workshop?

On this intro to 3D modelling session, you will learn how to create your own 3D models using a free, online programme called TinkerCAD. Learning how to use digital building blocks to combine elements, or take elements away to create your own 3D model suitable for 3D printing.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the process for working in a 3D workplane
  2. Be able to use software to create basic 3D shapes
  3. Be able to combine multiple shapes to create organic shapes
  4. Be able to create designs suitable for fabrication

Aims of the Session:

1.1 Identify the different workplanes available in a 3D modelling software
1.2 Demonstrate how to move between planes in software
2.1 Use shapes available within the software to create a specific design
2.2 Demonstrate the ability to create new shapes by combining or subtracting other shapes from a base model
3.1 Use software features to create a unique 3D model
4.1 Produce a digital design that is suitable for 3D printing

How long is the workshop?

As everyone learns at different speeds, the workshop is always delivered at your pace, over a minimum of 3 hours.
Session times are usually run 10am – 1pm of given days, but occassionally we do change timings around to try to suit everyone’s availability.
We do also allow for additional time or a return for future sessions if you would like to or need to stay on for a bit longer to finish off.

Who is it aimed at?

Generally, anyone over the age of 16years, living in Coventry and unemployed are eligible to register onto our courses. Please check out of project funding for full eligibility criteria.
Workshop class sizes are always kept to a maximum of 6 participants to ensure everyone is able to get enough support and any 1-2-1 support that may be required.

Are there any entry requirements?

Everyone needs to have completed a registration with us prior to being allocated a space on any activities.
If you are not registered already, please follow this link: https://fablabcov.coventry.ac.uk/register-2345
No formal entry requirements or previous experience is necessary. This session is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with prior knowledge and skills.
Basic computer skills are a benefit, as you will be designing your own graphics on a computer during the session.

What qualification will I gain from it?

Learners on the programme will earn ‘digital badges’ in recognition for completing workshops, programmes and getting involved in FabLab Coventry projects. You will be able to keep your badges forever and share what you have achieved with employers, your online community via social media, or potential education providers.

Intro to 3D Modelling: TinkerCAD

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