The Beginners Guide to 3D Carving

3D Carving: This is a term I am now able to explain to my friends and family, but up until September 2015, I unsure of its exact meaning. However, that all changed when Inventables decided to hire me as their marketing intern.

3D Carving may seem intimidating, like something the average person could never do. Well I’m here to tell you that that is most certainly not true. I am living proof.

In case you haven’t heard, Inventables is launching their new 3D Carving machine, Carvey. This sparked my interest because Cavey is targeted towards a demographic that may have little to no experience with 3D Carving machines, which was essentially me.

My first step toward becoming a Carvey master was to take a user test. Two members of the Inventables team, who are highly skilled in Carvey, conducted the user test. I was asked to download the Carvey Easel software, screw in the bit, and finally complete the pre-set user project.

I was able to do this all in record time! Just kidding, it took me about 30-35 minutes to complete this process. However, I did learn some valuable things about Carvey and myself.

  • Play around - Part of the learning experience is trying
  • Try try again - You’re not going to get everything perfect on your first try
  • It’s not that complicated - it may look slightly daunting when you open first open it, but you just gotta dive in
  • Most importantly - If I can do it, you can do it

Here is the result from my pre-set user project, not too shabby!
Stay tuned for the next step in my Carvey experience…my first real project!


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