Here is the link to my new current Winter 2010 Industrial Design course I teach at Wayne State.
It covers a very modern approach to using general 3D modeling techniques to explore design ideas and prototype them.
Topics covered include:
3D design utilizing surface / solid / and subD modeling techniques
3D scanning - digitizing
Rapid prototyping and 3D printing
Product component assemblies and technical drawings
Digital surfacing best practice and workflow
3D data exchange
Material design, shading and texturing
Product rendering, animation, and presentation
It focuses on Blender for concept modeling and rendering and will also show how to include Fusion360 which is free for hobby use.
It starts with installing and configuring Blender and is targeted for new users
introducing them to a best practice approach at the beginning before the course starts to pick up steam with projects becoming more advanced.
I hope you enjoy it.