3D Printing for Stop Motion Course (Spring 2020)

3D Printing for Stop Motion Course (Spring 2020)


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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.

When is this Course:


Why Should You Take This Course:

This course is for those individual artists who intend to make a stop motion production using 3D printers as part of their arsenal of tools. A 3D printer is a revolutionary device that has become cost effective in resent years and can both save you time and money in production. Getting started in 3D printing however can be a disaster for those individuals who have no idea how to use a CNC type machine and or are new to the subject. Things such as your machine breaking and not being able to run or printing erros can drive you crazy. Or the prints not being made the way you intended due to some unknown error can literally shut down your production. We dive deep into 3D printing and give you a wealth of knowledge to not only bring you success in your adventures but to also give you the confidence to produce awesome 3D prints for your animations!

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.



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