There are three words that we never use when discussing 3D Printing: Magic, Fast, and Cheap. 3D Printing, while game changing, ground-breaking, and eye-opening, can be expensive... and very quickly, become more expensive. With material costs for industrial machines at their current prices, combined with the amount of waste created during printing, vendors and makers alike lose a lot of money annually solely from the process. 3D Printers are also imperfect machines, in that c
Our first 3D models we ever created and printed! Now that you have a primer to what 3D software is out there, we still need to tackle several more prompts to making your 3D dreams a reality. Getting the Software on Your Computer- and for How Much An adorable graphic from Tinkercad's website! Since this can be a difficult decision to make, especially if you're on a budget, below is a breakdown of some more accessible options, and some tips and tricks to get more bang for your
So you want to start 3D modeling, but have become instantly overwhelmed by the number of diverse, free, and expensive software out there to use, and you have no idea where to get started. Take this as your go-to beginners' guide to the landscape of 3D software. We hope to provide you with information that will not only guide you as you begin your journey, but also possibly spark some new inspiration! Screenshot from ZBrush, our personal favorite What do you want to make? Thi
Long time, no CCC post, but I am finally back! I wanted to change up my entry format for this round, and go through how my armor was constructed, step by step. Since the armbands were done using the same process, I will only show the breastplate, mostly because it is a bit more impactful in photos. Sprinkled throughout this piece will also be tutorial-esque asides on how to do some of what I did in zBrush! Also, my apologies for not using more images of my armor in-progress;
This article was originally published on August 7th, 2013 for the New York Video Game Critics' Circle site, where I was interning at the time. Geared towards individuals passionate about games, I composed a piece that covered the general 3D printing process, from idea conception to post production, through the cheeky lense of game terminology (at least, I thought it to be cheeky at the time). It was an enjoyable piece to write that I still think, after several years, can pr
Disclaimer: Thanks to the LaGuardia Studio for providing access to several of the 3D scanners mentioned in this post. ***This post has been updated as of March 2017 It is quite difficult to provide an introduction paragraph for a technology whose scope is as wide and deep as 3D scanning! As you will read in this primer to the process, 3D scanning provides opportunities to make feats in a number of fields that were once impossible possible, more accurate, and more versatile.