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Free three dimensional design program. Make sure you check out their tutorials under "learn" section to get started
The most powerful open-source 3D modeling software on the market. If you're serious about 3D modeling, this is your program.
Mathematica can be used to create 3D models and their web site offers a ton of tutorials on how to create and export. Mathematica is loaded on all of the Library computers.
Sketchup's free version: you need to register to install the software on your computer. This software is on all the computers in the Library
Autocad offers some free software for students. Register here.
3D printers around campus
The Library 3D printer
Policy and procedures for using the 3D printer in the Library
Student Tech Fee Funded Printer
Your student tech fees funded a printer and student employees to help you with printing. Size limits apply!
Fablab offers a huge variety of maker technology: 3D printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, and even traditional woodworking tools. Fees apply but this is a great lab to use once you branch out from simple designs!
Pre-made models and cool ways to build your own models from existing data
The place to upload and download copyright-free 3D models. Please make sure you print an attribution tag for any models you display publicly.
LiDAR to 3D print (YouTube tutorial)
Shapespeare's play within a play about how to create incredible detailed terrain prints from publicly available LiDAR data. Watch this video and hit me up if you want to make something cool!
Upload any photo to this site and it will help you create the PERFECT 3D model cookie cutter.
GMAPS to 3D Print
The site "Terrain2STL" lets you create very simple STL files from Google Maps. These are not very detailed but are a great jumping off point for beginners.
Tutorials and other videos
Intro to Blender:
SLA printers, the future of 3D printing
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