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Printober: 3D Printing Contest

by the 3D Animation Department at Laurus College

Are you ready for another exciting contest at Laurus College? This month we’ll be hosting the 1st Annual Printober: 3D Printing Contest, which is open to all Laurus College Students and recent Graduates. We are looking for original models or sculpts of a Jack-o-Lantern. All submissions are due by Monday, October 26, at 4:00 pm. Winners shall receive a 3D printout of their own model!

Today, it’s becoming much easier to develop and printout 3D models. Our 3D Animation Department recently purchased a 3D Printer to help students bring their digital models to life. The process for creating these models is very unique. After one of our students has created a 3D digital model within the Maya software program, the printer then uses advanced technology to slice the model into multiple layers. The printer will use a material, such as resin or plastic, to create these physical layers and lay them accordingly to the specifications of the digital model. Lastly, these layers become solidified by a small light or laser within the machine, which creates the final 3D printout.

Remember to enter the Printober: 3D Printing Contest if you would like to have an original 3D printout of your own!

Laurus College Printober Contest

Did you know that the winners from the Movie Poster Competition were featured at our booth during the C4 Ventura Comic Con event? View the winning designs here

The Digital Arts and Computer Animation Program at Laurus College is designed to teach students the essential skills needed in order to find a job in the competitive 3D Animation Industry.

Learn more about the Online Digital Arts & Computer Animation Program at Laurus College

If you have any questions or would like more information, email Chris Koehler, Vice President of 3D Animation, at or Andre Wahl, 3D Animation Department Chair, at

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