UCLA Design | Media Arts


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

WEEK 2

Vessel / Receptacle Presentation PDF
Nathan For You - Chili dispensing wearable
Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things

WEEK 1

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