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Expert tutorials on Autodesk's FREE "Easy-To-Use" Meshmixer software: 20+ Hrs, Mini Kid's Course,140+ Total Videos, 80+ Tools Explained
Expert tutorials on Autodesk's FREE "Easy-To-Use" Meshmixer software: 20+ Hrs, Mini Kid's Course,140+ Total Videos, 80+ Tools Explained
Expert tutorials on Autodesk's FREE "Easy-To-Use" Meshmixer software: 20+ Hrs, Mini Kid's Course,140+ Total Videos, 80+ Tools Explained
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FULLY FUNDED! Please see our $75 reward..BEST VALUE! 

Remember: Father's Day is today! Give the gift of making!

We achieved our $11,000 Stretch Goal and that means that everyone who purchases the course at $20 and above will get the "Figurine Creation mini-course" which will show you how to make 3D models for game pieces, toys, art, etc. 

...And now we reached our $14,000 Stretch Goal! So everyone (who pledges $20 and higher) will get -for FREE- the 3D printing mini course! This is our "Best Of" version of our flagship course we have taught to 4,000 students!

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We will create a [ Full Online Course ] that is self paced with lifetime access - to teach you how to create, enhance and fix your 3D CAD files using Autodesk's FREE "Easy-To-Use" 3D Sculpting software: Meshmixer. Gone are the days where you have an unprintable .STL file, or you don’t know how to create amazing 3D prints for your invention, class or hobby. You will save time and money by taking this course that will cost $149 after the end of this campaign.

Seeing is believing: you'll never want to 3D print again without running the 3D file through Meshmixer. Students, professionals, artists, hobbyists and designers, beginner to advanced can all benefit. Ages 9 and up encouraged!

We will work with Autodesk, our partner, and their teams to develop a course that will show you step-by-step, in this 20+ hour complete video tutorial course, how you can master this powerful program: 

  • Create Patterns like Voronoi patterns and more..
  • Paint your model
  • Zip Up Holes in your models  
  • Fix Meshes so they will print  
  • Create, Add and Delete Individual support structures    
  • Use sculpting tools and create with Digital Clay
  • Drag and Drop objects on your models  
  • And....Learn 74 other incredible Tools! 
  • 20+ Hours of Expert Online Video Training by HoneyPoint3D
  • 30 Targeted Videos Explaining Answers to Specific Questions. Advanced users of Meshmixer will learn hidden tricks to make your modeling easier and better.
  • Modules That Can Be Learned in Order or By Topic
  • 80+ Meshmixer Tools Explained
  • 140+ Total Videos
  • Added Kid's (All Ages) Mini Course with over 10 fun projects, including "Meshmixer for Minecraft" 
  • Answers to Specific Workflow Questions
  • Quality PDF Course Handouts

We achieved our $11,000 Stretch Goal and that means that everyone who purchases the course at $20 and above will get the "Figurine Creation mini-course" which will show you how to make 3D models for game pieces, toys, art, etc.  

The Super Content Pack backers ($75 level) get the "Figurine Creation mini-course" ***AND*** the Human Anatomy 3D Scans of hands, feet, eyes, nose, ears, mouth and face. Use these high resolution scans to modify them as needed. These scans alone are worth hundreds of dollars! 

You can upgrade to the Super Content Pack $75 Reward now. Here's the benefits: 

  •  10+ very high quality 3D Scans of Human Anatomy (hands, feet, eyes, etc). These 3D scans can later be used in 3D models and are worth hundreds of dollars. 
  •  10+ very high quality 3D scans of Figurine Objects such swords, shields, shoes, etc. for your game pieces, toys, art and more. 
  •  5 times the number of Stencils. Stencils create patterns on model surfaces and allow you to very precisely add texture to that area of your model. Remember the chair video you just saw? That's a Stencil we created. You will get more stencils that can be used to create shapes like: hair, scales, crosshatching, and more. 
  • 5 times the number of Stamps. Stamps define regions onto the surface of your model that you can use in conjunction with Stencils. These very useful shapes are more like "borders" for example: stars, polygons, symbols, and more. When you add in elements to your model, you can use stamps to define that specific area making your models look better. 
  • 20+ Hour Full Course, Lifetime Access and Updates 
  • Monthly Webinars for a year. 

This $75 reward expands your capabilities and creativity and will be sold for a minimum of $849 after this Kickstarter. It's absolutely the best deal we have! ....and maybe we can reach the $14,000 Stretch Goal so everyone can get the 3D printing mini-course. 

The $14,000 Stretch Goal: 3D Printing Mini-Course! 

 ....everyone ($20 pledge and higher) would get the 3D printing mini-course. This course will teach you the basics of how 3D printing is used, best practices for running an FDM printer, best hardware and software to use and how to upload your models to Shapeways.com if you don't want to print them yourself. Beginner and advanced tips will be given on the topics just outlined. It's basically the "Best Of" version of our flagship Live 3D Printing course we have taught to over 4,000 people!

Take Your 3D Printing and CAD to The Next Level With Your Pledge...

   Check out what you can do with this FREE powerful tool from Autodesk. 

This is a comprehensive course that will teach you step-by-step everything you need to know on how to use Meshmixer. The course is focused towards 3D printing, 3D CAD modeling and increasing your creativity with CAD tools. Many people use Meshmixer daily but there seems to be a lack of online tutorials on how to use this program.

Until Now...

Even though HoneyPoint3D is a startup, we are an educational partner with Autodesk and we will collaborate with their teams to ensure you get the most up to date and accurate information. We just need your help to kick-start this project! 

Well, We Literally Wrote The Book...

Maker Media (parent company of Make: magazine, Maker Faires, Makezine.com, Maker Shed) has tapped us to write their next book on 3D printing called, "Getting Started With 3D Printing" and will hit the bookstores in January 2016. We know our stuff! 

My husband, Nick, and I started HoneyPoint3D in 2013 when we opened Northern California's first retail 3D printing store. Since then we have received awards and press for our commitment to quality education. 

We believe that providing quality education is essential to the growth of the industry. We teach people how to 3D Print and 3D CAD Model using free software from different sources, including many from Autodesk. And now we want to take our workshops online to help you. 

That's ok...just click on the Remind Me Button to the right and keep reading!

What is Meshmixer? Why Do I Need it?

Meshmixer is an easy, FREE software program from Autodesk that is a design tool based on high-resolution dynamic triangular meshes. Powerful, yet quick to learn if you have the right tutorials. In our business we don’t run a print before we send it through Meshmixer. Meshmixer focuses on improving the 3D printing ecosystem like no other tool, and it is also a very capable digital sculpting tool.

You don’t need to own a 3D printer to participate in this 3D printing revolution. We will show you how to upload your files online with companies that will print them for you! We can teach you how to create or upload your own CAD file and paint, create patterns, apply support material, sculpt, pull, twist, turn, add, delete, flatten, pitch, shrink, inflate, stencil, drag and drop, and/or mesh objects together. We will go over 80+ tools to unleash your creativity.

But if you do own a 3D printer, or will someday, learning this program will save you a lot of time and money. Move past the days of failed prints because there were holes you didn't see, parts that weren't attached or support structures that were too difficult to remove.

If you are an inventor, student of any age, hobbyist, maker, artist, modeler, entrepreneur: Meshmixer can help you get physical representations of YOUR ideas.

Difference Between Blender & Meshmixer:

People ask this a lot. Here's our answer: Blender is a fantastic program for computer animation, but when it comes to the 3D printing ecosystem we have found Meshmixer to be more useful and essential. Check out our chart below:

 

Beginners to Advanced will learn how to enhance 3D files, create fantastic shapes reliably and ensure the 3D printing is successful - all on software you can download for free right now!     

Our course will start with installation and setup, give you a general tour, then launch right into creating a 3D file that will be ready to 3D printing. You'll also get: 

  • "Top 10 tips" for getting the most out of Meshmixer
  • "Top 10 tips" on how to solve common problems with 3D models you find on the Internet
  • Professional users will get advanced “Power Tips” on how to use Meshmixer when working in conjunction with parametric CAD modeling software, such as Autodesk’s Fusion360 
  • Artists will learn how to use 3D Design to create beautiful works 
  • Owners of 3D Printers will learn how to get better prints 
  • Kids will have a blast going through the mini-course as they create and import 3D models into Minecraft (plus more)!

Wait, There’s More!

  • 80+ videos, 1-4 minutes long on every  tool, brush, and option in the Meshmixer program, even with new tools just announced in Meshmixer 2.9, like the powerful “Create Pivot” and “Align” tools 
  • How Meshmixer can create useful and time-saving support structures that can replace or greatly augment your own slicer’s support structure generation. Add & delete supports individually!
  • Lifetime access with all future course updates. 

And, Here's 6 Workflows You’ll Learn: 

By the end of the course you will be able to use the tools and know when to use them. The course is in modules that you can watch in order or by "pick and chose" based on your needs. 

     1) Especially Great for Beginners and Kids: Sculpt with digital clay. Take your 3D file and pull, twist, turn, push, draw, flatten, pitch, drag, shrink, inflate, stencil and more to unleash your creativity on a model that can be later 3D printed. Upload to 123Dapps.com to show your freinds, or upload your creation to sell online. 

     2) Drag and Drop objects from the Meshmixer parts library onto your 3D file and create something totally different. It seamlessly allows you to position and place two objects together without worrying about problems when you go to print. 

     3) Advanced users can Fix their own 3D Scans, 3D CAD models. Often models have holes which show missing data, disconnected parts in the model that won't print, and aren't manifold (not completely enclosed volumes). Meshmixer is an easy tool to fix these problems. 

     4) Add support structures easily with the "Analyze Overhangs" tool so your prints turn out well. Slicer programs add small vertical bars that can be difficult to remove in post processing. Adding Meshmixer makes your job easier. Meshmixer creates organic support structures patterns that can be added and deleted individually at the click of a button. Meshmixer also has conical ends that allow for easier break-off. Add Meshmixer to your slicing workflow. 

     5) Create unique patterns on your 3D files with the Make Pattern tool. You can make unique one-of-a-kind designs that allow you to cut both subtly and/or dramatically. 

     6) Paint your models using the Paint Vertex tool which allows you to make any 3D model in color, that you can later 3D print in full color.

Get Rewards: 

Why pay someone to fix or create your 3D file, when you can learn how to do it yourself? The price of this course will be $149.00...Buy it today with your Kickstarter Pledge starting for just $20...that's 86% off!

We are a husband and wife team, Nick and Liza, who have educated 3D printing enthusiasts for years. We both have parents who are educators and we have a passion for educating and encouraging creativity in people. We believe everyone has an imagination, with the right tools, and if presented in the right manner, can fully develop individual creativity. Watch our story here about how we use Fusion360 to teach our classes.

Building a complete video tutorial online is expensive! We don't cut corners and focus on offering our students the best, most fun & engaging experience. We are full time educators and are dedicated to helping you succeed in 3D printing.  

   Thank you so much for your time and pledge!

Risks and challenges

We have successfully taught over 5,000 students, so there aren't too many risks here. We have a proven track record of delivering high quality education with our partners, like Autodesk and Maker Media, that trust us to deliver.

Having said that, in the real world, there is always the possibility of delays with any Kickstarter. But that possibility would be in weeks, not months :) We already have the outline so any delays will be communicated to our backers right away and we would have frequent communication and updates. We are full time in our business and many things are ready to go once we get funded!

So again, no running off to join the circus, we are a full time 3D printing startup and we are passionate about quality, depth and the usefulness of our courses.

We are confident that if our funding goal is reached, you will receive what you expect and beyond...

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    BEST DEAL!!!

    Everything above plus the following created by HoneyPoint3D:

    - 5 times the number of Stamps (15 new stamps)
    - 5 times the number of Stencils (20 new stencils)
    - Super High quality/density 3D models of hands, feet, legs, facial features and more...all 3D scanned with our Artec $40K scanners.
    - Super High quality/density 3D models tied to our Stretch Goals. As we reach stretch goals, you get more 3D models! (see details in FAQ)

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