Have you been thinking about learning how to use Blender, but you open the window and see all this and get really confused? Well I’m here to help with that. My name’s Kevin, founder of Inventimark and I hope you enjoy these tutorials.
Blender Introduction Tutorial #001 The Basics
This tutorial is where you want to start when learning 3D modeling with Blender for 3D printing. Here you are shown the basics of Blender and the basic workings of the program. It’s a small step into the vast possibilities of the computer 3D world.
Introduction Tutorial #002 The Basics part 2
In this second part of this tutorial, you will learn about the different camera views and how each of them work. You will also be shown the most common keyboard shortcuts that are very helpful in creating a fast work flow to 3D Modeling.
Tutorial #003 Making a Simple Glass
In this modeling practice, you are taught how to make a simple glass. There is also an explanation of some of Blenders other features, showing you how to render your model to get a good picture of it.
Tutorial #004 Making an Action Cam Clamp
This modeling practice lesson will teach you some of the basic modeling techniques and uses, to make a practical design that can be used in the real world when printed.
Tutorial #005 3D Printing Functions
This tutorial demonstrates Blenders 3D printing specific features. Non-Manifold objects are also explained and why they are important to avoid.
Tutorial #006 More Basics of the UI
This lesson explains in more detail some of the user interface to get you more familiar with using it. Also shown is the sculpting features and some abstract modeling is made to demonstrate its uses.
Tutorial #007 : Loop tool and Proportional Editing
This tutorial shows you how the edge cut tool works. Also shown is how proportional editing works to make object re-shaping smoother.
Tutorial #008 : Pivots and Startups
In this tutorial, the pivot point/origin is shown, as well as how to save the startup files to keep your settings.
Tutorial #009 : Project box
In this tutorial, is another practicing session on practical 3D modeling. Shown is a project box for a solar powered automatic watering system using several different components.
Tutorial #010 Nurbs Curves and Surfaces
In this video, examples of using curves to model are shown. Also featured is how to make solid objects and how to mirror objects.
Tutorial #011: Text Basics
This tutorial shows the text features in Blender, and how to integrate text into your models.
Tutorial #012 : Measurements
This video explains the different measurements in Blender that can be used. Examples are show with Unity, Unreal Engine 4, and Repetier-Host. This video also explains that Blender units as 1mm are the best to use for 3D modeling.
Tutorial #013 : Background Image + Bonus
This video demonstrates how to use a background image to get a precise model from an image. Shown as example is an E3D-V6 hot-end heat sink. The image used was acquired from http://wiki.e3d-online.com/.
Tutorial #014 : Practical Modeling Practice
This is a longer practical modeling practice showing how to make a linear bearing with 3x8x4mm bearings and M3 bolts and nuts. There are errors and troubleshooting to show how to deal with that as well.
Tutorial #015 : How to Make Gears
This video demonstrates how to make gears for a 3D printer extruder. This process can be used whenever any 2 gears are used.
Tutorial #016 : Loop Tools
This video demonstrates all of the Loop Tools and how they are used. Some of these tools are great for 3D printing, others are rarely used.
Tutorial #017 : Splitting Model for 3D print
This video demonstrates a crudely made model and how to split the model up into different parts for easier printing. This will for for any size model.
Tutorial #018 : Knife Tool
This video shows a model of a Bowie knife the author made. What is taught in this tutorial, is how to use the knife tool and shows what it does as well as other knife features.
Tutorial #019 : Torture Calibration
This video is another practical modeling practice that shows you how to make a calibration/torture test for your 3D printer to get the dimensions correct.