Finding the motivation to stay on target is a real struggle and sometimes you need an accountability partner to help you reach your goal!

Hey! We know learning new things on your own can be tough!

Our Print That Thing Workshops are designed to build an online experience to help you transform quickly and efficiently into the 3D Print Designer we know you can be.

In 4 Weeks you will grow with an online weekly curriculum of video instruction and course projects with the support of an engaged instructor and online peers along for the same journey.

Our lessons are built with a compounding lesson plan that will get you gradually comfortable building 3D printable assets with Blender 2.8.

4-Week Workshop Lesson Graph

At the end of this workshop you'll have the basic knowledge and skill to start creating and printing your own ideas!!

Whether you want to start your own design company, social media brand, or both - this workshop will help you hit that target in as little as 1 month!

Best Part?


Along the way you'll join a community of like minded makers eager to expand their skills just like you in our PTT.live online community.

To top it off because we've taken the time to leverage one of the most powerful open source 3D softwares for 3D print design you'll also be joining an international Blender community of creatives, developers, animators, and more.

Jan 2021 Enrollment Open:



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Workshop Details

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Why join the workshop?

Design for 3D printing ASAP!

  • Transform Faster

    Using weekly assignments, instructor 1-on-1's and group accountability you'll transform quickly with our Beginner Workshop.

  • Expand Your Creativity

    We learn by doing! You will create 10 different designs by the end of the 4 weeks. Get out of your comfort zone and get creative.

  • Weekly Online Meetups

    Each week workshop members will attend an online meetup to go over course assignments, ask questions, and get valuable design feedback.

  • Free 1st Year Membership
    (A $120 Value)

    Each workshop attendee will get a FREE 1-Year Membership to www.ptt.live for future courses & downloads.

  • Grow with a Community

    Our community is always expanding and sharing new tools, tips, and tricks. Find your tribe and continue to grow after the workshop ends.

  • Instructor 1-on-1

    Each member will receive a 1hr 1-on-1 call with the instructor anytime throughout the workshop. (By appointment only)

  • 14 Day Money-Back Guarantee

    If by half way though the four weeks you are not completely satisfied we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

Week #1 : Beginner 101

Blender UI & 3D Print Workflow

Watch Time: 2.5 hrs
Design Estimate: 2 hrs

Skills Gained: Basic 3D Design Print Theory & Blender Basics

Goal: This week is all about getting to know the tools. Understanding the basic workflows and learning how to manipulate basic objects.
Remix your Monkeys & Door Wedges
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WEEK #1

Week #2: Beginner 102

Flexible Design Techniques & Tools

Watch Time: 1.25 hrs
Design Estimate: 3 hrs

Skills Gained: Working with images, lathe tools, text tools and basics to practical measurements.

Goal: This week is all about learning how to be a flexible designer. By teaching you three different workflows in lithophanes, 3d printed vases, and custom rings, you'll learn how to really start thinking about design structure for your prints.
3D Photos, Rings, & Pottery
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WEEK #2

Week #3: Beginner 103

Pro Tips & Techniques for Organic Design

Watch Time: 2.25 hrs
Design Estimate: 3 hrs

Skills Gained: Box Modeling Basics, Intro to Tolerance, Basics to splicing models.

Goal: Week 3 is about teaching you more complex techniques to begin opening up your creative side. We'll be teaching box modeling with subsurface modifiers & extrusion tools. You'll also be learning about tolerances in your design workflow by building a toy car. We'll even go over splicing objects so you can cut up larger designs for small 3D printers.
Toy Car Design
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WEEK #3

Week #4: Beginner 104

Sculpting & Adaptive Design Tools

Watch Time: 2 hrs
Design Estimate: 3 hrs

Skills Gained: Sculpting Basics, Intro to Adaptive Design, and Digital Rendering w/ Eevee Basics.

Goal: Week 4 is the last week we have to cram as much of the extra fun stuff as we can! You'll be learning the basics of Blender's powerful sculpting tools by crafting your best digital snowman. Adaptive Design will teach you how to measure & design for real world objects like your cell phone. And because it's always fun to render out your work we've also thrown in a bonus lesson on Eevee basics
3D Photos, Rings, & Pottery
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What our students are saying:

- current & graduated designers -

5 star rating

Blender for total beginners!

Jonas Lorenz

The course really helped me, a person with no prior Blender experience, to get a grasp of Blender! What I especially like about this course are the fun &...

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The course really helped me, a person with no prior Blender experience, to get a grasp of Blender! What I especially like about this course are the fun & cute exercises, and that the keys our instructor presses are being displayed in the video.

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5 star rating

100% satisfied

alejandro canchola

lot of content and information very well explained, easy to follow and learn. Great tricks for 3d printing i didnt know blender had.

lot of content and information very well explained, easy to follow and learn. Great tricks for 3d printing i didnt know blender had.

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5 star rating

An excellent intro into Blender

Garrett Kearney

I've tried learning Blender in the past and had little luck, but this was a perfect little introduction to how to use it. And the added focus on 3D printing ...

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I've tried learning Blender in the past and had little luck, but this was a perfect little introduction to how to use it. And the added focus on 3D printing helps teach good modeling techniques. Highly recommended.

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5 star rating

Max @3DWithUs

Max Funkner

I saw this course as a 4-week challenge, strictly following all the instructions step by step. To get the most of this training, students have to fulfill eve...

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I saw this course as a 4-week challenge, strictly following all the instructions step by step. To get the most of this training, students have to fulfill every task, including creating own designs and 3D printing them out. That's the only way to digest Blender in this crash course. Jason is very supportive and responsive, and great fun too!

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5 star rating

Quick and Easy

Alex Parton

This course was extremely easy. Jayson says at the beginning that its pretty basic, but if you did the intro course you'll get this almost immediately. It's ...

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This course was extremely easy. Jayson says at the beginning that its pretty basic, but if you did the intro course you'll get this almost immediately. It's great how things are building on each other.

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5 star rating

Finally I am feeling confortable with Blender

Jonathan Sada

I really liked this course. I really get more than what I was expecting. I enjoyed the lessons and participating in the Live Meetups. Jayson was super help...

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I really liked this course. I really get more than what I was expecting. I enjoyed the lessons and participating in the Live Meetups. Jayson was super helpful and always happy to provide support and feedback. The weekly delivery epowered me to follow the course and learn many things in one month. I am ready for the next course :)

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5 star rating

Great start J-Wall and strong finish! Worth every penny.

Michael Russo

Loved week 1, all information I had to find in several videos online before finding your workshop. Keep spreading the love with blender for 3D printing. We...

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Loved week 1, all information I had to find in several videos online before finding your workshop. Keep spreading the love with blender for 3D printing. Week 2 even better, if I've learned this much in just 2 weeks, can't wait to dive into the next 2. Week 3 continues to live up to the previous weeks of easy to follow tutorials and very exciting projects. I'm looking forward to and disappointed to start the last week of this beginner series. Well here we are, at the end of week 4. This 4 week class was amazing, I learned so much in a short amount of time and the teacher is just great, very patient and easily accessible. Look forward to more training videos and live podcast with you guys! Sad to see it end for me but excited to see it's future for you. Keep living the dream.

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5 star rating

Beginner 101 and Cheese Wedge Review

Nicholas Gonzalez

I was pretty intimidated by Blender before I took this course. This class really helped me to understand the UI and the whole Modus Operandi when prepping mo...

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I was pretty intimidated by Blender before I took this course. This class really helped me to understand the UI and the whole Modus Operandi when prepping models for printing. There is not a lot of material out there for learning 3D modeling for printing in Blender and this really helped me out. Jason is really good at explaining the material and I honestly had fun with the course. I feel a lot more comfortable with the UI and can even use jargon and terminology with fellow modeling folks. I feel this served as a really good foundation for me. I can now understand and begin to follow other tutorials online. Its a really good class and it would be my first recommendation if anyone I knew wanted to get into the hobby as well. Thank you again to the folks who made this course!

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5 star rating

Great course

Hubert Berg

I've been relatively new to 3D printing and had little experience in blender. This course is very well prepared and a great introduction.

I've been relatively new to 3D printing and had little experience in blender. This course is very well prepared and a great introduction.

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5 star rating

Great intro to blender

Ilias Ariston

gives good confidence in the different workflows and allows you to make your first attempts in 3d printing.

gives good confidence in the different workflows and allows you to make your first attempts in 3d printing.

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5 star rating

Well done

Paul Bennett

Great lessons guided my initial understanding of Blender a very complicated program

Great lessons guided my initial understanding of Blender a very complicated program

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4 star rating

Beginner 101 - 3D Print Workflow + 5 Effects

Michael Brewer

Great course that covers so much, you'll feel you have made some very big strides in your Blender development/understanding. Jay covers a lot of very prac...

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Great course that covers so much, you'll feel you have made some very big strides in your Blender development/understanding. Jay covers a lot of very practical elements within the training modules, and glues them together with a very focused structure & logic. I'm looking forward to taking the next part of the curriculum. FYI: I never give 5 Stars/100% for anything, but if I could give a better score than 4 stars/80%, I would!!! And it would be 4.75 Stars/95% - Much Love, m1ck5k1 ;-/

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YouTube vs. Workshop

...which is better?

Check out this blog post from one of our students, Max @3DwithUs, and his Youtube vs 4-Week Workshop experience.

Workshop Perks


• 8+ hours of Video Instruction ($120 value)
• 5-10 hours of Hands On Design Time (varies by student)
• Weekly Digital Meetups ($400 value)
• 1 Hour 1-on-1 Training ($100 value)
• 9am-5pm CST Office Hours
• Certificate of Completion
• Access on Mobile
• Download All 3D Course Files
• Downloadable Lessons
• Digital Download Membership ($60 value)
• Workshop Only Discord ($100 value)
• Free 1st Year Membership ($120 value)
• 14 Day Guarantee

  • WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Blender 2.8 Intro & 3D Printing Design Workflows

  • Beginner Prototyping for 3D Printed Products

  • 3D Printing Tool Box & Bool Tool (Free Blender Add Ons)

  • How to build "Flexible" Design Projects

  • How to Create Wearable Designs with Custom Text

  • Basics to Box Modeling & Subsurf Modeling

  • How to take Awesome Photos of your 3D Designs (EEVEE Renders)

  • Basics of Sculpting for 3D Printing

  • Create Designs for Real World Objects

Open Enrollment:

Only Accepting 30 Students

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January 2021 Enrollment

4-Week Beginner Workshop

Week 1: Jan 3 - 9
Week 2: Jan 10 - 16
Week 3: Jan 17 - 23
Week 4: Jan 24 - Jan 30

Meet your Teacher

J-Wall @ PrintThatThing

Instructor

Jayson Wall

Jayson (aka: Print That Thing) has been active in the 3D Print space since 2013. Better known as Jwall, he started as a youtube channel and expanded into STEM Mentorships, teaching kids how to 3D Design for the Nashville Public Library. During that time he helped organize the 1st & 2nd 3D printed art show in Nashville TN, Replication & Replication 2.0.  

In 2019 with an ambition to encourage more 3D Print Makers to learn to design their own work, he began PTT.live in hopes to expand the 3D print design curriculum available online. He's passionate about helping his students grow, learn, and experience their own brainpower. Turning ideas into things is a superpower and he's always looking forward to seeing what his students create!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is this workshop right for?

    This workshop is designed for the absolute design beginner. Even if you've never opened a 3D software in your life, we can get your sea legs a little more stable.

    If you're looking to learn in a quick and effective way this workshop will help you navigate the Blender for 3D Printing Workflows.

  • How long will this take a day to complete the workshop curriculum?

    This workshop is designed to provide up to 2.5hrs of video lectures a week that you can tackle at your own pace. Actual design time on each assignment is up to you.

    As long as you apply yourself and do the work, you'll gain the skill sets necessary to transform at a rapid pace.

  • Do I need a 3D Printer to take this workshop?

    No! This course is focused on designing for 3D printing. While we will touch on the concepts necessary to get your design on the print-bed, we will not be focusing on the practical gear or technical side of the process.

  • Does the 3D Blender software cost money?

    Nope! Blender is an amazing open-source FREE software that can power every possible need you might have as a designer. This course will teach you how to leverage its tools for 3D printing.

  • What will I learn if I take this workshop?

    By taking a few hours out of your week to engage the workshop curriculum you will;

    - Learn how to create your own 3D Printable Designs using Blender 2.8.
    - The basic skills to bring your ideas to the physical world.
    - Have a basic understanding of Blender’s Design Tools.
    - Have a basic understanding of 3D Printing Theory.
    - Have a basic understanding of Flexible Design Workflows in box modeling, subsurface modeling, and 3D sculpting.

  • When do the classes begin?

    From the moment you sign up you have access to all courses & downloads. This allows you to move at your own pace regardless of workshop curriculum.

    For the sake of pacing the group we will be following the curriculum set out in our Workshop Orientation Package (provided upon enrollment). This will breakdown skill/lesson goals for the week.

    Every Sunday at 12pm CST we will meet in the Workshop Only discord to go over course work, answer questions, and give constructive feedback to each student.

  • How long will I be able to have access to the course after the 4 Weeks?

    You will have access to all the lessons now and into the future. This will allow all students the opportunity to go back and retake lessons as well as benefit from updates we make to the course.

  • If I purchase the workshop why would I need a 1 year membership?

    The Beginner Workshop allows you to have access to the Beginner Series (101, 102, 103, & 104).

    The 1 year Free Membership ($120 value) will allow you to gain access to additional courses we have scheduled to be released in the coming year. This gives you the opportunity to continue your learning experience after you complete the workshop.

    To redeem your membership please see the Orientation Package provided in your purchase.

  • Is there a money back guarantee?

    Yes! We offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee up to 14 days after your purchase.

    Meaning, if you go half way through the lessons and don't feel you learned anything - we'll give you your money back.