CNC 3D Modeling with Vectric Aspire with Randy Johnson September 26-30, 2022
This class is open to woodworkers of all skill levels. Prior experience with Aspire is not required but experience with Vectric VCarve is required because basic VCarve skills will not be covered in this class. A step-by-step manual (written by the instructor) will guide students through a series of 3D modeling design exercises that explore a variety of techniques and methods used to create 3D models for the CNC. Through this practice, student will hone their new 3D modeling skills, which when mastered can be applied to traditional carvings, decorative moldings, two-sided 3D carvings, as well as life and nature designs. Class time will be spent creating several different types of 3D models. There will also be daily presentations covering a variety of 3D modeling topics, including tips and tricks that Randy has learned from his years of working with Aspire and CNC routers.
A full version of Vectric Aspire software will be provided to the students for use during the class, but student can bring/use their own version as well. Students should be familiar with how to use VCarve as well as how to operate Windows 10 laptop computer and a use scroll wheel mouse. You must have administrative access to your computer, so (if needed) you can install the full version of the Aspire software.