For the first time at the Art Institute of California – Hollywood campus, students were able to observe a 3D printer in person. Eezitec’s Mitchel Dumlao was invited to teach animation and visual arts students about the basics and professional uses of 3D printing last Tuesday.
Animation and visual art students were greeted with the UP Mini 3D printer and 3D printed objects upon entering the classroom. Most of them had only heard of 3D printing and were eager to ask Mitchel questions ranging from what are the different types of filament to how they can utilize 3D printing for their art.
Mitchel explained the history and practical applications of 3D printing, helping the students to understand the impact it has made on stop-motion animation, modeling, and prototyping. For the students, the most exciting part of the session was watching the UP Mini in action. None of the students had ever seen a 3D printer in person and were amazed at the process.
As young designers and artists, seeing an idea come to life really drove home the point that if you can imagine something, you can make it into reality with 3D printing.