3D Printing for Stop Motion Course

3D Printing for Stop Motion Course

3D printing has become popular as a method for producing all sorts of props, puppets, and molds for many stop motion feature and television productions. So what’s all the hype? For one thing the use of a 3D printer gives you the unparalleled advantage of producing visually stunning and unique items without the complication, problems, and costs associated with making props and puppets for animation. With the Stop Motion University “3D Printing for Stop Motion Course” we will start from the basics of what and how to utilize a computer setup for design and visualization and journey through the various techniques used in 3D printing to produce objects. Then we will study how to produce these items and how to properly problem solve the worst case scenarios. Many of the subjects we will study will be associated with facial replacement animation, mold making for stop motion, and prop building. The course is 100% Online!!!!

What the Course Covers:

  • What is 3D Printing and How it is Used.
  • Different Types of Printers
  • Materials (Overview)
  • Problem Solving your Setup
  • Design (Basics to Advance)
  • Software Options and Overviews
  • Facial Animation Setup
  • 3D Printed Molds
  • Props, Props, Props…
  • Hard Surface Puppet Design
  • From Computer to Reality
  • Much More…

Where is this Course Held:

This course is 100% online. You just need a computer to access the content.

What you will need for the Course:

Because the course is online you will need a computer or smart device to access the content. Also, because we are teaching you how to use a 3D printer you will also eventually need a 3D printer or be able to order a 3D print from an online or local service in your area to complete the course. Alternatively we will accept an completed STL file and GCode for the final of the course.

 

Course Content

Lessons Status
1

500a – What is this Course and Why

2

501a - 3D Printing Overview

3

501b - Owning a 3D Printer

4

502a - Software and Design

5

502b - Printing Methods and Strategies

6

503a – Project Example 001 (First Print)

7

504a - Project Example 002 (Simple Character Design)

8

505a - Project Example 003 (Props)

9

506a – Project Example 004 (Replacement Animation)

10

507a – Project Example 005 (Simple Replacement Mouths)

11

508a – Project Example 006 (Mold Making with 3D Printers)

12

509a – Project Example 007 (Action Figure Build from Scratch)

13

510a – Project Example 008 (Advanced Replacement Animation)

14

511a – Course Review and Refinement

15

512a – Final Class

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