Unraveling 3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design: Book of the Week


By Kerry Stevenson on December 26th, 2023 in book

Tags: artistic, cosplay, entertainment, introduction, learning

This week’s selection is “3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design” by Anne E. McMills.

There are plenty of books that introduce 3D printers, but relatively few provide an introduction that’s designed for a specific application audience.

That’s what this book aims to be: a beginner’s guide to desktop 3D printing, designed specifically for those working in the entertainment industry. It could prove useful for professionals creating artistic or practical pieces for theme parks, theater, TV, films, museums, display windows, and beyond.

While the book does go over the basics—like how to choose a printer and understanding standard workflows—it mainly focuses on unique applications this tech can have in the world of entertainment.

The key application areas discussed are:

If you are a professional in the entertainment world who interacts with any of the above applications or anything similar, you may find this book engaging. Knowledge is usually more beneficial when coming from someone who knows your field intimately, and that’s the exact aim of this book.

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