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Workshop: Modeling in Blender for 3D Printing, Netherlands, June 3


Together with the local Fablab, I'm organising a 'Blender for 3D printing' workshop for Shapeways in Amersfoort, the Netherlands on Sunday, June 3rd.

Diana Wildschut writes:

The focus for this introduction workshop will be only on modeling objects in Blender and exporting them for 3D printing. You will learn how to make an object, and get the chance to have your object 3D-printed at Shapeways.

The workshop will be taught by Diana Wildschut, member of artist collective De Spullenmannen and active as visual artist, lighting designer, photographer, video artist and programmer of realtime video software.

This workshop is “hands-on”. If you want to join, please bring your own laptop running Mac OSX, Windows or Linux. It is a good idea to have Blender installed. We will use version 2.5 or later. Also bring a 3-button-mouse if you have one.

Date: Sunday, june 3rd, 2012 @ 14:00
Location: Kleine Koppel 40, 3812 PH Amersfoort
Costs: 40 euro, includes a 15 euro voucher to have your object printed at Shapeways!

There is a limit of 20 participants for this workshop.

The workshop will be in English or Dutch, depending on the preferences of the participants.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender – I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-)


  1. Too bad that this is not an online course. I guess this topic is very interesting for lots of people all over the world.

  2. AnonymousCoward on

    This is really cool.

    You can print CT Scans using Blender.
    Shapways: 3D Printing Bone on a budget! on Wednesday, September 14. 2011

    But it is also under threat from IP laws.

    Shapeways: IP, 3D Printing & DMCA on Sunday, February 20. 2011

    Some people want to transform the world into a thing where everybody needs to get permission from someone else to do anything and what it is empowering those people are medieval laws that have passed their useful stage and are now becoming a problem to everyone. IP is so annoying that it is present everywhere is just people don't realize or don't care how serious that pile of poop really is.

    The first barrier for 3D printing will be to get rid of IP law or we will have a world where nobody can do anything.

    Here is an example of that happening right now.

    Wired: How Apple and Microsoft Armed 4,000 Patent Warheads by Robert McMillan on May 21, 2012


    “Pretty much anybody out there is infringing,” says John Veschi, Rockstar’s CEO. “It would be hard for me to envision that there are high-tech companies out there that don’t use some of the patents in our portfolio.”

    Source: Wired: How Apple and Microsoft Armed 4,000 Patent Warheads by Robert McMillan on May 21, 2012

  3. AnonymousCoward on

    Bakeries in the US can't allow children to print sugar plates because they like to draw copyrighted characters and policing that is a hassle, so the solution they found was to forbid it and only allow pre approved material to be printed for which they pay for it.
    Source: Youtube: Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea) by  Clay Shirky(on TED) on Jan 18, 2012

    Now that will happen to 3D printing elsewhere too.

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