Introduction to Tinkercad

User viewing designs created using Tinkercad on the Tinkercad website using a MacBook Pro

Tinkercad is a free, cloud-saving, browser-based software that is a perfect introduction to 3D modelling for complete beginners. This workshop will run through basic controls and operation, followed by some more advanced tips and tricks – it will also touch on modelling for 3D printing. The session will end with some Q&A time for questions or discussion about your own projects.

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Introduction to Blender

Image showing an on screen animation of a woman using Blender software

Blender is a free and open-source software. It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Blender has a wide range of tools that allow you to model, animate, render and video edit, and because it’s easy to switch between these workflows, it’s a great tool to get started with. It is a good alternative to 3ds Max, MAYA, and Cinema 4D.

In this workshop, you will be familiarised with the interface, shortcuts, and basic operations. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to create basic 3D models of physical objects and render them.

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Introduction to Displaying 3D Content Online

Image of a 3D camera model created on a computer

Online, interactive 3D can be a great way to showcase your 3D designs, CAD models, digital sculpts and 3D scans. This online workshop will guide you through the steps required to move from a static 3D model to a fully interactive 3D viewer.

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