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3D Design and Product Development

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of 3D technology
  • Focuses on design technique and tools
  • Explores the design process from concept to creation

3D design and product development courses provide instruction on how to translate concepts into digital designs, fabricate them using 3D printers, and turn them into finished products. Learn how to combine art, science, and technology to create aesthetically pleasing, functional, and sustainable designs. Course work covers solid and surface modeling, design tools and approaches, and a broad range of industrial and consumer applications, from personal fabrication to mass production and rapid prototyping. Lab and site visits provide hands-on experience with a variety of desktop 3D printers and scanners.

3D Printing, Scanning, and Rapid Prototyping

Learn how 3D printing works, where it’s being used, and what digital tools are available to enhance the product development cycle.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Design Drawing and Visual Development

Develop and improve your industrial design drawing skills for both analog and digital applications.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Digital Character Sculpting and Design

Learn to utilize the high-level digital sculpting tools in ZBrush to visually enhance your 3D modeling and texturing projects.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

SolidWorks

Learn the SolidWorks interface and sketching and modeling tools, and then explore the planes and orientation of the 3D model space.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

ZBrush for 3D Artists and Designers

Learn to use the essential features and tools unique to ZBrush, a program used frequently in the visual effects, animation, and video game industries.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Product Design Fundamentals: From Conception to the Physical Product

Become familiar with the product development process, and examine how management, engineering, and industrial design converge.

2017 Spring
2 sections

3D Design and Fabrication Intensive

Gain a comprehensive introduction to the critical elements of the 3D digital workflow: modeling, optimization, visualization, and fabrication.

Product Development

Learn how to steer a product in a creative and innovative way through the different phases of production.