3D Printing for Artists
Instructor:
Joseph Drust

World's First Online 3D Printing Course Devoted Entirely To Artists!

BENEFITS INCLUDE
Lifetime course access
Project based training
Community feedback
Email and phone support

In this 10 module intensive course, Joseph Drust will show you everything you need to know to create your own collectibles, freelance for the toy industry & get started with your own Makerbot or with a service like www.sculpteo.com.

The 5 most important lessons:

  1. How to use advanced ZBrush sculpting techniques like Trim, Booleans, Dynamesh and more
  2. How to set up your model for 3D printing, focusing on Sculpteo, MakerBot, CNC, and Form1 processes
  3. How to make sure your model has a water-tight mesh for 3D printing using Dynamesh and Projection
  4. How to make a mold and simple castings to create your own collectibles for sale on sites like Etsy
  5. How to create your own stop-motion figures with articulated joints and keys
Course Outline
Project 1 : Sculpting a Simple Toy In ZBrush
Get ready for 3D Printing by sculpting a simple toy
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  10:23
Introduction
Lecture 2  17:31
Starting with SpotLight and a Sphere
Lecture 3  17:38
Adding Features
Lecture 4  18:58
Merging Subtools and Refining the Sculpt
Lecture 5  19:19
Insert Brush Tooth and ShadowBox Feet
Lecture 6  17:56
Duplicating and Mirroring Legs
Lecture 7  18:26
Dynameshing and Polishing the Sculpt
Lecture 8  14:37
Conclusion and Q&A
Assignment
Week 1 Assignment: Sculpt a Piece For Print
Project 2 : Sculpting and Hollowing a Chess Piece In ZBrush
Sculpt a Chess Piece for 3D Print
7 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  05:53
Introduction
Lecture 2  24:11
Chess Piece Part 01
Lecture 3  17:13
Chess Piece Part 02
Lecture 4  25:49
Chess Piece Part 03
Lecture 5  29:25
Chess Piece Part 04: Hollowing
Lecture 6  06:32
Hollowing Method 1 revised
Lecture 7  24:17
Q&A
Assignment
Module 2 Assignments
Project 3 : Creating Keys In ZBrush
Get the most from your print by splitting up your model.
7 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  06:25
Introduction
Lecture 2  25:23
Dynamesh & Projection
Lecture 3  29:47
Slicing up your model
Lecture 4  30:41
Prepping for Keys
Lecture 5  28:30
Keying Continued
Lecture 6  18:41
Conclusion and Q&A
Lecture 7  35:09
Facial Keys
Assignment
Week 3 Assignment: Create Keys
Project 4 : Introduction to Creating Articulated Joints In ZBrush
Learn how to make your 3D Prints move
7 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Module 4 Resources
Lecture 2  17:29
Introduction to Scale
Lecture 3  20:08
Joints Part 01
Lecture 4  22:02
Joints Part 02
Lecture 5  21:30
Cutting Model for Swivel Hinge Joints P1
Lecture 6  20:23
Cutting Model for Swivel Hinge Joints P2
Lecture 7  21:23
Q & A
Assignment
Module 4 Assignment
Project 5 : Create Hinge And Swivel Joints In ZBrush
Learn how to Create Hinge and Swivel Joints for Your Work
7 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Module 5 Resources
Lecture 2  23:41
Hollowing Keying Swivel Joints P1
Lecture 3  27:06
Hollowing Keying Swivel Joints P2
Lecture 4  18:13
Hinge Joint Workflow P1
Lecture 5  19:46
Hinge Joint Workflow P2
Lecture 6  14:31
Morph Brush Workflow
Lecture 7  22:02
Adding Elbow Pad
Assignment
Assignment 5: Create Joints Using the Provided IM Brush
Project 6 : Creating Advanced Articulated Joints In ZBrush
Make complex joints for your model
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Module 6 Resources
Lecture 2  16:45
Swivel Hinge Joints
Lecture 3  21:50
Forgiveness Notch
Lecture 4  18:12
Swivel Hinge Pop Joints
Lecture 5  19:24
Hinge 35mm Waist Joint & Lego Joint
Lecture 6  17:49
Pin & Revoltech Joints
Lecture 7  13:19
Revoltech Joints Continued
Lecture 8  12:34
Sprew Systems
Assignment
Assignment 6: Finish Creating Articulating Joints
Project 7 : Making Your Model Water Tight Using ZBrush
Prep your model for print in ZBrush
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Module 7 Resources
Lecture 2  29:29
Using Expose and Sizing for a Printer Bed
Lecture 3  24:06
3D Print Exporter and NetFabb
Lecture 4  11:44
Decimating Discussion
Lecture 5  14:55
Zenhancer Plugin and New Joints
Lecture 6  21:15
Back Filling P1
Lecture 7  20:02
Back Filling P2
Lecture 8  15:48
Back Filling P3
Assignment
Assignment 7: Continue Joint Work and Try Back Filling
Project 8 : Alphas, Projection Master and Insert Mesh Brushes In ZBrush
Use advanced techniques to make your models shine!
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Mod 8 Resources
Lecture 2  13:33
Intro
Lecture 3  24:12
Creating Alphas
Lecture 4  21:02
Generating Mesh from Alphas
Lecture 5  25:23
Projection Master Part 1
Lecture 6  04:35
Projection Master Part 2
Lecture 7  19:38
Tri Part Insert Mesh Brush
Lecture 8  11:45
Wacom Driver Restart and Cut3D
Assignment
Assignemnt 8: Create a Tripart Insert Mesh Brush and 5 Alphas
Project 9 : Create Supports For 3D Printing In ZBrush And Meshmixer
Make sure your print comes out right!
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  10:19
Introduction
Lecture 2  23:53
Making Supports in Zbrush
Lecture 3  12:54
Generating Supports in Meshmixer
Lecture 4  19:12
Using Agisoft
Lecture 5  19:24
Cleaning Up Scan Data Part 1
Lecture 6  19:20
Cleaning Up Scan Data Part 2
Lecture 7  13:19
More Scan Data
Lecture 8  11:56
Q & A
Assignment
Assignment 9: Generate Supports in ZBrush
Project 10 : Learn Simple Mold Making Techniques
Reproduce your print!
8 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1
Mod 10 Resources
Lecture 2  12:16
Introduction to Moldmaking and Molding
Lecture 3  16:42
Preparing an Alginate Mold
Lecture 4  14:34
Creating the Alginate Mold
Lecture 5  27:37
Creating a Mold Star Mold
Lecture 6  17:23
Casting in Monster Clay and Preparing the Mold Star Mold
Lecture 7  15:06
Casting in Plastic and Cleaning the Monster Clay Cast
Lecture 8  28:51
Creating a 2-Part Mold and Wrap Up
Assignment
Assignment 10: Make a mold of your Print and Cast it
Project 11 : Critiques February 2014
6 Lectures
Lecture 1
Critique 1
Lecture 2
Crit 2 Replay
Lecture 3
Crit 3 Replay
Lecture 4
Crit 4 Replay
Lecture 5
Crit 5 Replay
Lecture 6
Final Crit Replay
Project 12 : Critiques December 2014
6 Lectures
Lecture 1
Crit 1 Replay
Lecture 2
Crit 2 Replay
Lecture 3
Crit 3 Replay
Lecture 4
Crit 4 Replay
Lecture 5
Crit 5 Replay
Lecture 6
Crit 6 Replay
Student Projects
by Charlie Becker 5 months ago
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by Bijoy Thomas 5 months ago
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by Bijoy Thomas 5 months ago
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by Bijoy Thomas 6 months ago
189 0 2
by Charlie Becker 6 months ago
99 0 1
by Bijoy Thomas 6 months ago
69 1 1
by Jim Mitchell 7 months ago
99 1 1
by Aitor Vergara 7 months ago
80 0 1
FAQ
Who should take this course?
This is an intermediate level course. As such, a basic understanding of ZBrush is recommended. No prior knowledge or experience with 3D printing is required.
Can I download the lectures?
Absolutely. You have lifetime access to all your course content, which includes both streaming and downloadable course video lectures.

About the instructor

Joseph Drust is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Game Design and over ten years of experience as a character artist in the game industry on such titles as Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, Ben 10 Alien Force, and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. He worked as a Lead Character Artist with Ubisoft (Red Storm Entertainment) and was a beta team member for Pixologic’s ZBrush, as well as a certified ZBrush Instructor for several years. Today, Joseph contributes full-time to the development of ZBrush as Artist/Creative Development Manager for Pixologic.