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March 18, 2020 1:00–3:00 pm
TEC - Classroom
Digital Media

CANCELLED: 3D Modeling 101

Taught by Chip Bobbert

About the Workshop

This class is an introduction to computer aided drafting (CAD). It will cover core concepts of 3D design, including sketching, constraints, parametric concepts, extrusion, how to add basic 3D structures such as chamfers and fillets, and how to export your work for 3D printing. The various software packages popular in different industries will also be discussed, and the skills learned in this class will apply across many different platforms. Students will leave having completed a mold.

This course is meant to give beginners at 3D design the foundational skills they need to get started. It will also be helpful for intermediate-level students who need to refresh or update their skills. More advanced users will probably not benefit.

Please arrive on time—this workshop will take a project from beginning to end and late arrivals will have a difficult time catching up.

About the Instructor

Chip founded and currently manages the CoLab Studios. Outside of his role as a technology operationalist, he maintains a passion for students and research. He has been teaching 3D modeling and media applications for fifteen years as well as consulting for numerous entities on engineering level media project. Chip holds an MSEd and has maintained a strong interest in adapting traditional teaching theory to current technological shifts. He spent his youth in the machine shop of his family’s business that led to a lifelong passion for building. To this day, you’ll never find him far from a hammer and saw.

About the Location

The TEC (Technology Engagement Center) Classroom is in the Telcom Building. To get there, just walk down the stairs from Perkins/Bostock like you’re heading towards CIEMAS. When you get to the road halfway down, make a right and Telcom is the building ahead of you to the left. The Technology Engagement Center is the first floor, so just enter in the front of the building. The classroom is to the right of the entrance, adjacent to the center circular room.

Here is a map.

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).