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San Francisco: 3D Printing Student Night Tonight

San Francisco: 3D Printing Student Night Tonight

Attention Students…and anyone interested in 3D printing!

Customizable Designs: How to Hire the Right Designer

Customizable Designs: How to Hire the Right Designer

Happy Thanksgiving from the Pinshape team! It’s already time to start shopping for holiday gifts, and nothing tells your loved ones, “see, I care,” quite as much as a 3D printed design made just for them.  

Tutorial: Design your Own Miniature Landmark!

Tutorial: Design your Own Miniature Landmark!

Here’s a great design tutorial from our Featured Designer of the Month, Luis Daniel Sánchez García, describing how he makes his amazing miniatures of famous landmarks from around world!

Featured Designer of the Month: Luis Daniel Sánchez García (MiniWorld)

Featured Designer of the Month: Luis Daniel Sánchez García (MiniWorld)

Featured Designer of the Month – Luis Daniel Sánchez García (MiniWorld) – took a couple of minutes to talk to Pinshape about his amazing miniature models, what got him into 3D printing and gives tricks and tips on creating 3D prints. 

Introduction to 3D Printing

Introduction to 3D Printing

We’ve all heard it, “3D printing is the future” – the new industrial revolution. It’s going to (and has already started to) completely change the way we create, customize, and design products. You can 3D print anything from prototypes to replacement parts to prosthetics and even houses and cars. But, what exactly is this amazing new technology that everyone is talking about? Here’s an introduction to 3D printing to help you get started. For a more in depth intro, check out our answer to the common question; What is 3D printing? 

Music Merch Design Contest for WALLA

Music Merch Design Contest for WALLA

Music Merch Design Contest for WALLA: Design the coolest 3D printable music merch, and you could win awesome prizes and receive royalties from all merchandise sales!

Tutorial: Creating Product Renders with Mental Ray

Tutorial: Creating Product Renders with Mental Ray

Designer, Tanya Wiesner, provides a “how to” on how she creates high quality product renders using Mental Ray. 

Design Tutorial: How To Create “Shuttle Launch”

Design Tutorial: How To Create “Shuttle Launch”

Our Low Poly 3D Design Contest Winner, Skye White, took some time to create a tutorial to walk us through how he conceptualized and created his first place 3D design, “Shuttle Launch.”

UPS Has 3D Printers (And Why You Should Care)!

UPS Has 3D Printers (And Why You Should Care)!

Winners – Low Poly 3D Printing Contest!

Winners – Low Poly 3D Printing Contest!

The results are in! We have the winners of our Low Poly 3D Printing Contest!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their brilliant designs. If you haven’t already, then you should go view the entries because they truly are spectacular. We were blown away by the level of design that was brought into this low poly contest.

We’d like to thank Exlevel and Wacom for helping us put together the fantastic prizes for this contest.

October’s Featured Designer: Amadeu Aldavert (Monsters Barcelona)

October’s Featured Designer: Amadeu Aldavert (Monsters Barcelona)

October’s featured designer is Amadeu Aldavert, the amazing talent behind Monsters Barcelona. He took a couple of minutes to talk to us about what inspires his amazing monster busts, his transition into 3D printing from video game design, and where he sees his 3D work going in the future. 

3D Printed Creature Design Contest On Now!

3D Printed Creature Design Contest On Now!

3D Printed Creature Design Contest: Design the coolest 3D printable creature, and you could win amazing prizes like the new 3D printer from Kast (before their Kickstarter backers!), subscriptions to CGCookie, Loot Crate and Metaio and more!