HoneyPoint3D, co-founded by husband and wife team Nick and Liza Kloski, began with the opening of a retail 3D printing store in Oakland, California. The pair taught classes, sold 3D printers and supplies, and provided rapid prototyping services.
But it wasn’t until they came to a realization that they changed directions; their true calling was 3D printing education, and by this point, they’ve taught more than five thousand students during their popular live workshops.
Both are considered 3D printing experts and they’ve been interviewed and quoted regularly on television and by various publications.
The pair are now seeking Kickstarter backing for a series of expert tutorials aimed at instructing students on the use of Autodesk Meshmixer software, as they teamed up with Autodesk last year.
The pair say that once you see their tutorial products, “you’ll never want to 3D print again without running the 3D file through Meshmixer.”
The Kloskis have teamed up in partnership with Autodesk and the company’s teams to develop a course of step-by-step instruction – more than 20+ hours worth – to help users master the program.
Among the subjects on offer is instruction that will show users how to create Voronoi patterns; paint models; repair meshes to allow them to print effectively; how to create, add, and delete individual support structures; use sculpting tools; and create with Digital Clay and a variety of other techniques.
The full course includes 20+ hours of online video training from HoneyPoint3D, 30 targeted videos of answers to specific questions, and a group of tips for advanced users of Meshmixer to allow them to take on their modeling tasks.
The course also includes modules aimed at younger users like 10 fun projects including a “Meshmixer for Minecraft” section.
“This is a comprehensive course that will teach you step-by-step everything you need to know on how to use Meshmixer,” say the Kloskis. “The course is focused towards 3D printing, 3D CAD modeling and increasing your creativity with CAD tools. Many people use Meshmixer daily but there seems to be a lack of online tutorials on how to use this program.”
The pair say that even though their company is a small startup, it’s their educational partner status with Autodesk and their collaboration with the company’s teams that ensure users will receive the most up-to-date and accurate information.
They’ve also been selected by Maker Media to write a next book on 3D printing to be called Getting Started with 3D Printing, which is scheduled to be available in bookstores by January 2016.
According to the Kloskis, the price of their course will be $149, but a Kickstarter pledge of just $20 gets the entire course. A commitment of $1250 gets a backer four hours of one-on-one private tutoring on Meshmixer or 3D printing via online video conference – or in person in the San Francisco Bay Area and a private tour of Autodesk Gallery.
Could you use this kind of instructional material to help you learn the ins and outs of Autodesk Meshmixer? Let us know in the Meshmixer 3D CAD and Full Online Course forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out their Kickstarter video below.