UCLA Design | Media Arts


This page is updated with resources and references relevant to recent projects and assignments.

TUTORIALS

Tutorials are provided through Lynda.com. If you do not have an account, please sign up using the free account for UCLA students below.
https://oit.ucla.edu/lynda-com

Illustrator:

If you are not familiar with illustrator please work through Chapters 1-3 of the following illustrator tutorial:
Essential Illustrator Training

- Chapter 4: Working with Layers

- Chapter 5: Drawing Basic Shapes

- Chapter 7: Working with Fills & Strokes

- Chapter 10: Creating Complex Shapes

- Chapter 11: Working with the Pen Tool

Photoshop:

Masking in Photoshop
Lasso Tool & Selecting

DRAWING REPRESENTATION

Representation - Putt-to-Fit Layering.pdf (PDF)

MISCELLLANEOUS

Nathan For You - Chili dispensing wearable
Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things

DOWNLOADS (OR USE IN DMA LABS)

Lynda download for UCLA students
Illustrator (adobe)
Maya (autodesk) - free for students
SLICER for Fusion 360 (autodesk) - free
Fusion 360 (autodesk) - free for students
Photoshop (adobe)
Blender - free
Rhinoceros - NOT FREE, pc only
Pepakura - free (3D models to paper models, PC only)

LINKS

Tinkercad - fundamentals of CAD, browser-based design environment
MakerCase - Laser cutter box patterns
Gear Generator - Generate gears!
Turbosquid - 3D models, great for animation (please don't rely on this for all your models, you will actually be making more work for yourself!)
Thingiverse - 3D models, best for 3D printing (again, don't rely on this - but great for tested experiments)
Instructables - Laser cutting flexible curves
DMA Laser Cutter Service
Preparing a File for the Laser Cutter

Useful Illustrator lessons on Lynda:
Drawing Basic Shapes
Drawing with the Line Tool
Image Tracing can convert a raster image -- for instance try a scanned handmade drawing or photograph -- into traced vector image
Selction / Direct Selection Tools
Illustrator CC 2017 Essential Training

SLICER NOTES