Solidworks CAD software is available on all library computers for creating 3D digital models (also available on Penn State WebApps). Tinkercad is a useful online resource for beginners. Adobe Photoshop can also be used to create a 3D model from a 2D image. Training for Photoshop, Solidworks, and other CAD software is available from Lynda.com for Penn State users.
A free, web-based application to create 3D models for printing. This app is very quick to learn, with quick tutorials and lessons on how to use it. It can generate quick shapes and geometry, insert letters, numbers and symbols into your model, and can import from other 3D files. It requires a free account with Autodesk.