Christmas came early for me this year when a big box got dropped off on my doorstep a week ago. It was the Form 2 3D printer that Formlabs are nice enough to let me test out. First I got giddy, then I got busy... printing.
Industrial designer and concept artist Andres Parada has produced a series of tutorials on how to create appealing character designs for your next 3D printed masterpiece.
Formlabs is hosting Mold3D at their booth (# 652) this Wednesday from 11-2 pm. We'll be there to talk about how we have used the Form1 + to create digital prototypes as well as educational programs as seen on Mold3D Academy.
Mold3D Academy today announces a collaborative partnership with the world's largest 3D print network: 3D Hubs.
Announcing Mold3D Academy! Registration is now open for our upcoming online class " 3D Printing for ZBrush Artists". For those of you who missed our previous 3D printing workshops, now is your chance to learn from us online!
Join Robert Vignone of Mold3D and Ian Joyner of Legacy Effects for a 1 hour online webinar on April 9th, 1-2pm PST.
Join us for an epic 2 day workshop and discover how ZBrush is used to design characters for 3D printing. Learn 3D preparation and post processing techniques. Featuring guest instructors: Ian Joyner and Robert Vignone
Our Facebook 3D Print Artist group is growing quickly. Check out the amazing work, tips and advice and join the community today!
We are proud to announce the launch of our new online store, 'Mold3D Shop'. Featuring curated and exclusive 3D Printable designs from some of the most talented designers working in the entertainment design industry today!
The 3D Printer World Expo Burbank is back! Get ready to take part of THE 3D Printing event of the year. If you are a 3D artist, you won't want to miss this!! Come by and visit us at our booth # 505!
Mold3D exhibits at one of the hottest art and design conventions for toy collectible design: Designer Con.
"Master Your 3D Pen: Tips, Techniques, and Inspiration for 3D Designs" – the first book dedicated to helping you use a 3D-printing pen!
Jon Fidler, a UK based 3D Printing specialist and designer has teamed up with UK based Illustrator Damilola Odusote to produce a sculptural concept for Sneaker brand Converse shoes.
In this video we will teach you how to mount your PLA or ABS filament inside the box it comes with to preserve the life and quality of your filament!
Our tutorial this week shows how to modify an existing 3D Model in ZBrush to make it 3D Print friendly.
How to Recycle your old Silicon Molds.
For this week's video tutorial we are joined by game artist and 3D printing enthusiast Jonathan Shaller who is kind enough to share with us his tips for recycling all of those worn out silicon molds.
In this video we will cover a neat way to use the transpose tool to measure relative scale and thicknesses in ZBrush using the transpose tool. This is a handy way to figure out if your 3D prints are within the tolerance of your 3D printer.
In today's tutorial we are going to show you effective techniques and benefits to using 3D Print layers. Let's get started!
In today's video tutorial, 3D artist Greg Perkins will show us his process of creating a mold from a 3D Print.
In this video our featured designer Paul Braddock will cover how to Cold Cast your 3D Printed design.
In this video we jump into Maya to model the snap pin that we demonstrated from Part 1. Afterwards we 3D Print the pin to see how it works in practical applications. Enjoy!
In this video we will look at how we used a 'snap in' pin system to cut out parts of the character so that when it is 3D Printed, the character parts will snap together into 1 single piece.
Creating your own 3D Printable Characters? Character Artist David Colman demonstrates some useful tips for creating stylized character design.
Peter Konig is has produced a short video tutorial that outlines ZBrush techniques he uses when working on stylized character creations.
Mold3D Featured Artist Wolfgang Joensson has produced a video that talks about the importance of design, and the different factors that influence the design process.
In this video we will go over some techniques used for removing resin from an old resin tank while preserving the left over resin. We will also cover some useful tools that can be used to help keep everything clean and dirt free!
When prints with SLA 3D Printers, it can save you a lot of material and print time by making the model hollow. However, sometimes you might want to "fill" in the model to give it the weight it should. Check out this video to see our hollow print filling techniques.
In this video, we will go through the process of replacing your build plate tape on your FFF/FDM 3D printer.
In this video we will be going over some of the new features of Preform 1.5 software by FormLabs.
Sometimes software doesn't always generate supports exactly where you need them. A great way to work around those limitations is to use a software called Meshmixer to add custom supports exactly where you need it.
This is one of the many methods one can use to release their 3d SLA print from the build platform.
Streamed live on Apr 7, 2014
Join the Formlabs' team and world-class artist & sculptor, Robert Vignone of Mold3D, for a webinar on finishing and preparing a completed print for display. Robert will share some of his tips and tricks for making his Form 1 prints really shine -- as well as give us details on an upcoming character design workshop.
In this tutorial we will cover making a Snap-Fitting socketed balljoint in ZBrush.
This is a tutorial on how to automatically hollow out your model. We will also cover some cleanup techniques to using this automatic method. "Shelling" before printing can greatly reduce the amount of material you need for a 3D print. It also can greatly reduce the amount of stress you put on the printer.
In this video we will cover using ZBrush's ZSpheres for creating custom supports for 3D Printing. This is a great way to limit the amount of supports you need to use to 3D Print a model that can be oriented to print directly on your platform.
Special thanks to Gio Nakpil for letting us use his model for this demo!
In this tutorial we will cover a 2 tips for using the slice layer viewing tool in the Formlabs Preform software to reduce the amount of 3D Printing failures when preparing your models for 3D Print.
In this tutorial we will go over how to model a Pokemon Ball in Modo using Modo's basic modeling tools as well as Mesh Fusion.
In this tutorial we will cover how to model your very own Mold3D logo keychain!
This is a tutorial on how to manually hollow out and make your 3D model have a shell. "Shelling" before printing can greatly reduce the amount of material you need for a 3D print.
Intro to Keys for 3D Printing. This video will go over the basics of making a reusable Key that can then be applied to any character model you need to break up and print into separate pieces. Parting out characters is a great way to print out characters larger, but also with less supports in areas with complex detail, thus making the most of your 3D Print and reducing cleanup time.
How To Train Your Dragon's 3D Printed Stoick.