Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

CRFT 203 Computers for Object Makers

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course covers computer processes useful as compliments to traditional craft ways of making. 3D Scanning gives the artist/designer a digital replica that can then be changed in scale or manipulated in other ways. 3D Computer Modeling programs create files that can then be turned into physical objects using 3D printing. Also covered will be a selection of technical processes such as laser cutting for stack-lamination (building forms by gluing up layers of plywood or other sheet materials), ‘unfolding’ software (creating patterns for fabric and other sheet materials that can then be sewn or seamed into 3D form), CNC milling, etc. Previous 3D computer modeling experience is not required.

Requires completion of 30 credits.
This course may be completed 2 times for credit.