Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

3D Modelling and 3D Print for Artists, Designers and Makers

Led by Dr Peter Walters
Dates: 14 – 16 July 2014 (3 days)
Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

This course has finished and will run again in the summer of 2015

Feedback from this years delegates:

"The tutor and facilities were excellent and i would recommend UWE courses to my colleagues"

"The methodological approach was excellent and the pace was just right. The best aspect was seeing the 3D Printers in action"

"Informative clear and flexible to different interests and different abilities"

"The best aspect was learning Rhino and experience of printing in 3D"

3D printing is an exciting new technology that is already having a significant impact in art, design and the creative industries. In this course we offer creative artists, designers and makers an introduction to 3D modelling for 3D printing using the software Rhinoceros. Students will be introduced to the Rhino interface and will be guided through exercises in 3D solid and freeform surface modelling, supported by an experienced tutor. Students will learn how to use Rhino to prepare a watertight model that is suitable for 3D printing. The cost of 3D printing your first 3D model is included in the course fees.
This course is ideal for artists, designers, makers and hobbyists wishing to gain a sound understanding of the basics of 3D modelling for 3D printing, with the support of an experienced tutor at the internationally recognised Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE. No previous experience of 3D software or 3D printing is required - just a desire to learn these new creative tools.    
Course tutor
Peter Walters has an academic and profession background in design and 3D printing technologies. He trained and worked as an industrial designer in Sheffield, UK, before undertaking a PhD in design at Sheffield Hallam University.  He joined the UWE Centre for Fine Print Research in 2007, where his research explores creative applications for 3D printing , smart materials and robotics within art and design practice.