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How You SHOULD Learn Plasticity in 2024! Beginner to Pro Guide!

TAKE REFUGE 3D2024-01-27
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Plasticity is a popular CAD software for designing manufactured hard surface objects, offering a user-friendly environment and powerful algorithms. Beginners should start with Blender before transitioning to Plasticity, which prioritizes a fluid workflow over precision. The video covers beginner, intermediate, and advanced modeling techniques in Plasticity, emphasizing the importance of curves, surfaces, and complex shape creation. Nikita Castin and Hook Meister Schwager are recommended for in-depth learning, with additional resources like Enon Pro plugin for Blender. Continuous learning and improvement are highlighted, with a supportive community and tutorials available.

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Plasticity is a popular NURBS-based CAD software for designing manufactured hard surface objects.
01:39
Beginners should start with Blender for free and open-source 3D modeling before using Plasticity.
Plasticity offers a user-friendly environment and powerful mathematical algorithms.
The software is affordable, with a one-month free trial and cheaper pricing options.
Ideal for industrial design and manufacturing, Plasticity prioritizes a fluid workflow over precision, making it addictive for artists.
Beginner-level modeling techniques are discussed, emphasizing basic commands like curves, extrusions, and fillets.
04:18
Importance of understanding curves in plasticity, including nerve curves and their manipulation in 3D space, is highlighted.
Intermediate-level operations such as sweeping, revolving curves, and working with construction planes are introduced.
The role of these operations in creating complex shapes is emphasized.
Intermediate-level concept of surfaces is touched upon, showcasing the versatility of modeling tools in plasticity.
The segment covers intermediate and advanced levels of plasticity in CAD design.
09:35
Users learn lofting, patching, and creating complex shapes using curves as guides.
As users progress, they become skilled problem solvers and can construct detailed objects with molded beauty.
Transitioning to advanced level use involves thinking in curves and constructing wireframes to create intricate compositions.
The segment highlights the active plasticity community, supportive Discord server, and available YouTube tutorials for learning.
Recommended plasticity learning resources.
12:59
Nikita Castin recommended for intermediate learners for problem-solving approach and fast results.
Paid courses available for in-depth learning from Nikita Castin.
For advanced techniques, Hook Meister Schwager suggested despite being a silent channel.
Additional resources and Blender plugin Enon Pro provided in video description for optimizing meshes and texturing.