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Guides
Software

2D
Adobe Photoshop
Available in our lab, pixel based 2D photo manipulation with some 3D plugins
Adobe Illustrator
Available in our lab, vector based 2D image creation with some CAD applications
GIMP
Open source and free equivalent to Adobe Photoshop
Inkscape
Open source and free equivalent to Adobe Illustrator

3D CAD
Rhinoceros
Available in our lab
Rhinoceros Apps and Plugins
SolidWorks
Pro/ENGINEER
Inventor
SketchUp
Available in our lab
Google Earth to SketchUp
EnRoute
Available in our lab
123D Design
Free CAD program by Autodesk
OpenSCAD
Free numerical based CAD program for multiple platforms
Tinkercad
Free web browser based CAD program by Autodesk
3D Tin
Free web browser based CAD program

3D Sculpting
3DS Max
Maya
Blender
Open source and free 3D modeling, rendering and animation software
Zbrush
Powerful 3D modeling and painting software
Cheetah3D
3D modeling, rendering and animation software for Mac
Sculptris
Free program similar to Zbrush created by their parent company Pixologic
Sculpt+
Free app by Autodesk
Make Human
Free program for sculpting figures

3D Printing
MeshLab
netfab
The basic version is free and can be used for editing and repairing model meshes
Meshmixer
Free program by Autodesk for editing model meshes
Simplify3D
Available in our lab, takes your 3D model and sends it to the printer
Slic3r
Available in our lab, takes your 3D model and sends it to the printer

Other
123D Catch
Free app or computer program that lets you stitch a series of photos together to create a 3D model with a photo image laid over it
123D Make
Free app or computer program that lets you take 3D models and slice them to be cut out of flat material, like on a laser cutter or router
123D Circuits
Free web browser based program that lets you design and simulate circuits
Textures

Lasers
3D Printing
DIY Makers
Electronics
Media
Shows, Lectures & Events
Maker Spaces Outside The University