Friday, April 10, 2015

FREE Platforms and Websites to Create and Download 3D Models!

I tried for a long time to learn how to 3D model! It is very difficult! I have since spent a lot of time researching the best way to create or download 3D content. I have found the following websites, and platforms for you and your students to create 3D models! 


3D Modeling for Beginners


Tinkercad is free platform from Autodesk that makes creating 3D models easy! You and your students can click on the "Learn" button at the top of the page to access great interactive tutorials. These tutorials are a step by step walk you through on how to create various designs. Once finished, Tinkercad allows you to download your creation for Minecraft, order a 3D Print, or upload it to Thingiverse. You also have the option to download your creation to 3D print.
Check out This Getting Started Project (PDF) from 3dvinci.net. It walks you through the steps to make a boat, complete with fun cutout shapes for windows. Print it out, or read it on-screen, and start building!


SketchUp users are architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers. They are the people who shape the physical world. They are important, and they deserve great tools because great tools produce great work.
Great tools are ones you look forward to using. They do one thing (or maybe two) really, really well. They let you do what you want without having to figure out how. They help with hard or boring tasks so that you can focus on being creative, or productive, or both. And they are, in their own way, beautiful.

At SketchUp, we do our best to make great tools for drawing. For our users, drawing is thinking. They draw to explore ideas, to figure things out, to show other people what they mean. They draw because they love it, and because nothing great was ever built that didn't start with a great drawing.



Websites to Download Free 3D Models  

Sketchfab is the leading platform to publish and find the best 3D content, anywhere online. Millions of people make 3D models or scan the real world in 3D, why would they share this in 2D? What YouTube did for video makers, or SoundCloud for musicians, we want to do for creators of 3D content.
You can upload files in almost any 3D format (we support 28), directly on sketchfab.com or using one of our exporters, in order to upload from your favorite 3D creation tool. Once your models are on Sketchfab, you can embed them on any web page, and share them on other platforms like Tumblr, WordPress, BÄ“hance, Facebook, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, deviantART…



MakerBot's Thingiverse is a thriving design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things. As the world's largest 3D printing community, we believe that everyone should be encouraged to create and remix 3D things, no matter their technical expertise or previous experience. In the spirit of maintaining an open platform, all designs are encouraged to be licensed under a Creative Commons license, meaning that anyone can use or alter any design.


Pinshape's mission is to make 3D printing simple and fun. We strive to empower our users by offering an easy-to-use platform that lets them explore, share and download high-quality 3D printable designs. We aim to build an engaging community of innovative makers and designers of all experience levels, who are helping to shape the future of 3D printing.


Advanced 3D Modeling Platforms

Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. Examples from many Blender-based projects are available in the showcase.
Blender is cross-platform and runs equally well on Linux, Windows and Macintosh computers. Its interface uses OpenGL to provide a consistent experience. To confirm specific compatibility, the list of supported platforms indicates those regularly tested by the development team.

As a community-driven project under the GNU General Public License (GPL), the public is empowered to make small and large changes to the code base, which leads to new features, responsive bug fixes, and better usability. Blender has no price tag, but you can investparticipate, and help to advance a powerful collaborative tool: Blender is your own 3D software.

Unity is a flexible and powerful development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 2D games and interactive experiences. It's a complete ecosystem for anyone who aims to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to their most loyal and enthusiastic players and customers.


2 comments:

  1. This looks like a great list, thanks for including us here at Pinshape! We're excited to be building a quickly growing, independant 3D community that supports all manufacturers and software companies equally. Being included on lists like this is always great, especially for a startup company like ours, so thanks! If you're into 3D printing, you should check out our Prints feature, which allows you to share your reviews and slicing settings for models you print, helping the rest of the community get more successful prints, more often. If you'd like to give us a try and get your models in front of more 3D printer owners, we even have an easy-to-use automatic Thingiverse importer!

    Thanks,
    Nick Co-Founder of Pinshape

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