This workshop was recorded live and goes over the basics of modeling in Blender, a free, open-source 3D modeling software. You will learn how to navigate in 3D space, manipulate basic 3D objects, and finally use them to build something new, like the teapots you see printed below.
Before you start
1. Download and install Blender Blender is the free open source software we will be learning. Download from https://www.blender.org/download/
2. Use a 3-button mouse if you have it. A 3-button mouse is a mouse that has a scroll wheel. They are very useful for navigating 3D space, as the scroll wheel will allow you to zoom in and out at will.
3. Download the teapot reference image. You will use this to help build your 3D model. brown.edu/go/mmlteapot
Video of Workshop
Tools in the MML
Blender is included in our default sofware packages for MML computers, meaning members can enjoy modeling on our 27″ Imac screens.
The MMLs also have a fleet of 3D printers. To get trainined in 3D printing, visit brown.edu/go/mml.