About the Course

We will be going over how to prepare models for FDM and SLA printers, different production lines and things you never thought would matter. Going over the setup for statues, props and articulation for your 3D prints. I will show you what it takes and how preparation can save you time and money moving forward with the collectibles industry. What does it take to go from digital to a printed part? This course will dive deep into the two more common printing methods. I will show you how to prepare your models for printing and production. You will also learn what you should look for to make the printing method flow with the least amount of difficulty. Plus, I will show you how to overcome the limitations of printers and software.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know why and how you cut up models.

  • Understand FDM and SLA printing overview in relation to your process.

  • The relationship with SLA and molding processes.

  • Have a tool kit for cut up and keying assets of many types and styles.

  • Have a better understanding of supports.

  • Have an understanding of slicing software.

Course Curriculum

What Exactly is This Course?

We’ll be going over the few types of processes for the two types of printers. The FDM and SLA printer models and their variants. I will show you the major benefits of cutting up a model such as; reduced cost, improved quality and complexity. Overall you’ll have better control of your end-product and what goes into engineering a model for production.

Pricing options

Software Requirements

  • Zbrush 
  • ChiTuBox (Free DL)  
  • Cura 4.0 (Free DL) 
  • Intermediate knowledge of Zbrush 
  • Tablet  
  • A microphone for communicating  

Meet Your Instructor

Eric Askue


“Every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it.” - Travis Kalanick. Problem-solving is the key to my work and one of the things I love the most about what I do as an artist working with additive manufacturing (3D printing). I’ve been working with 3D printing for ten plus years, and before that CG arts and traditional work. I’ve had a hunger for art and visual storytelling that has only gotten more revenues as I’ve gained more experience. I hope that you have the same hunger and love for what I might be able to share with you.

Course Features

  • Unlimited Life-Time Access to the course!

    As an XMD Academy member, you get unlimited Life-Time access to the course. Every time the course is updated with new content, it is yours to keep!

  • Join an Evergrowing Community

    Join 1000s of artists in an online massive community where you can show your work, get insight, and critiques from fellow industry professionals.

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  • XMDSource.com Included!

    A FREE Membership to XMDSource.com is included with your course purchase.

  • 10 Complete Modules

    There are 10 action packed modules for several weeks worth of learning.

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