Whether you're a student, teacher or home users, a visit to the Training Lab is the best way to learn the basic 3D design tools and skills needed to start designing in Makers Empire 3D.

The step-by-step tutorials are designed to be interactive and easy to follow for learners of mixed literacy levels.


1a. New Users: Open the Makers Empire 3D app and click on the big pink New button. Follow the steps to create a new account.

1b. Returning users: Open the Makers Empire 3D app and click on the big green Log In button. Follow the steps to log in with your existing account.

2a. New Users: Your new avatar will appear in the Maker World. Two buildings will be highlighted; the Training Lab and Maze Mania. Click the ground immediately in front of the doors to enter the Training Lab.

2b. Returning Users: Click the ground immediately in front of the doors to enter the Training Lab. 

3. The new-look Training Lab opens onto three doors:

a) Video Room - new

b) Basic Tutorials (the same as the old Training Lab)

c) Pro Tutorials - new!

a) The new Video Room houses step-by-step, how-to-design videos for students narrated by student designers. This is a great way for students new to Makers Empire to see how designs are made before giving it a go themselves. The Video Room currently houses three videos -- maze, pencil topper and bag tag. We'll be adding new videos regularly so be sure to check back.

b) Basic Training Lab houses a series of basic tutorials that gets progressively more difficult. Basic tutorials are designed to show students how to create simple designs in the app in 3-6 steps. You'll see that the first tutorial, "Create your hero!" is already complete - good job! Click the green flag icon on the next tutorial, "Make a tower!", to get started.

c) The new Pro Training Lab houses tutorials that teach users how to create more complicated designs in Shaper with up to 65 steps using more advanced controls.

These fully guided, step-by step tutorials provide superior instruction, guidance and support for students.

4. Follow the step-by-step instructions to learn new skills and 3D design tools in each of the rooms. You can replay the tutorials any time if you want to practise again.

5. Once you've completed the tutorials you'll have the basic skills you need to start creating 3D designs and exploring the rest of the Maker World - have fun!

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If you want to learn more about a specific 3D design tool or technique, you can search our help articles - or send us a message anytime if you can't find the answer you're looking for.

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