These are my picks for best free 3D Design software for 2019! If you’re just getting started in the wonderful world of 3D Design/CAD/Organic Modelling then look no further.
Software links and tutorials to get you started!
Design a Headphones Holder using Tinkercad –
Fusion 360 for Hobbiests (free 3yr licence) –
CAD for Newbies Tutorial Series –
Blender 2.8 (currently BETA) –
YanSculpt’s Excellent Sculpting Tutorial –
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50 3D Printing Tips and Tricks –
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in this video I'm gonna go through my top three picks of free 3d modeling programs for 2019 say that three times fast let's get started how's it going guys Angus here from makers Muse so 3d design software is a ever changing landscape I did a video a few years ago on my top picks and well it's completely how dated so let's do a new one a lot of current subscribe to the channel will know what I use on an almost daily basis but if you're just starting or perhaps you've learnt some really expensive software in uni or college you've just gotten out and realized hey I can't afford that well this video is for you and let's kick it off with number one Tinkercad let me tell you a quick little story quite a few years ago I was using Tinkercad when it first came out to teach a group of year-seven kids these are kids who are like yeah like eleven twelve years old and basically Tinkercad is designed for kids it's one of the most accessible 3d modeling programs I've ever come across it runs completely on the cloud so you can use any computer you like to access it and it's very very easy to use basically you start with primitives and you drag them and drop them into your scene to add or subtract to create more complicated shapes but over the years take a cat has really evolved to be more than just a very basic basic modeling program and I've seen people do absolutely incredible things using it it's also designed with 3d printing in mind and you can easily export a very good error free STL file out of Tinkercad to download onto your local machine and 3d print at home or you can even send to our service as well which is pretty cool but there is some downsides to being a fully cloud 3d modeling suite and that is if you don't have any internet well the lights are out Tinkercad will no longer work for you and that means you're also going to ping this server all the time so you need a pretty good connection I've been in classes with twenty kids or so trying to use Tinkercad and the Internet just goes and crashes because it just handle it anyway don't assume that teen cat is just for kids if you have no 3d modeling experience then I recommend checking it out and starting here because a lot of other 3d modeling software is a lot harder to get into it's got a much steeper learning curve ticket card you can pick it up in a couple of hours and design your first 3d printable object number two fusion 360 if you're familiar with my channel you'll know that I use fusion for almost all of my 3d modeling nowadays but that wasn't always the case you see I actually learnt SolidWorks when I was in university and when I got my first job being an in-house 3d modeler I also used it there but you see SolidWorks isn't very accessible to an individual it's very expensive especially in Australia so I had to learn something else and I was very hesitant early on to learn fusion because initially it was pretty difficult to use a little bit buggy but fusion 360 has become incredibly powerful and you can actually get it for free if you're using it for hobby use or for start-up use and even if you buy it and pay for the subscription it's still incredibly affordable compared to some other packages and it's very very powerful you can do parametric modeling you can do push and pull freeform stuff and it can work with meshes you bring in stuff and work from like 3d scans you can even do cam so Fusion is definitely one you need to check out if you don't design anything accurately and it's fantastic I use it for mechanisms like this thing which is my two-way to one-way mechanism that was completely designed in fusion 360 and I have a huge range of tutorials already in my CAD for newbies series which you can find here in fusion 360 if I only get started because it definitely is a little bit difficult to learn and as I said if you're just getting started and 3d modeling is brand new to you it might be a bit hard to understand so you might want to start with Tinkercad but I really can't think of anything currently that offers what fusion 360 does offer at the price point or even free which is pretty crazy and coming in at number three is something I never really thought I would be dabbling in but here it is blender but here's the thing it's blender 2.8 blender has been completely overhauled 42.8 and I used to say as a bit of an excuse that blender had a very steep learning curve and it was very different to modeling software's used to that excuse doesn't really fly anymore if you are interested in organic modeling that is 3d sculpting and creating characters and figurines and detailed sculpts I can highly recommend blender 2.8 it has a whole reel wholly redesigned to sculpting environment and it's something that is just for an open-source program that's and it's free it's it's unmatched basically so go check out blender if you're interested in designing any sort of characters or anything organic it's not great for precise measured designs like cases for boxes and things you can do it but really fusions much better for that but in terms of organic modeling it's incredible and actually the new sculpting environment reminds me a lot of ZBrush which is a very powerful 3d sculpting tool but it's not free so go check out blender if that's your sort of thing but do keep in mind it's very different to fusion and Tinkercad in the fact that you're not guaranteed a 3d printable model out of it if you export as an STL you can easily make non manifold services and 0 thickness and all sorts of things that will struggle to print so you do need to keep that in mind if you do want to 3d print out of at a blender but I will link below a tutorial I found very useful it's in the previous version but he also did a update on the latest 2.8 and I'm actively now learning blender I and not skilled at organic modeling at all 3 sculpting no idea but I'm giving it a shot and I think you should too so that's gonna conclude this video of my picks for top 3 3d modeling software in 2019 these are my personal opinion best bits of free software available right now but there is so many more programs out there so if there's any software that you think is amazing and you're frustrated that I missed it out please do comment below I'd love to hear about it I'm sure lots of other people would as well and here on Magus Muse is my aim to empower your creativity through technology if you found this video useful here on Magus muse maybe consider subscribing because I would love to have you onboard but till next time I love putting again very shortly catch you later bye