3D DESIGN TRAINING
To make a journey from a newbie to a skilled master, all we need is precise instructions and some good work habits.
As you can see on Scope of 3D page, there is much happening in the world of 3D design. The impact of 3D on various fields and career options is increasing day by day. If we want to avail the opportunities created by 3D design we need to learn and master it systematically. We have much to learn but we also need to be quick and practical.
Keeping this in mind, EvoMasters has designed a training that would talk only crux of what is required to enter this 3D world. This will not bore you like other 3D and Animation courses, which start sequentially through the various softwares of the same type and end in nothing productive. You don’t even remember what you did at the start of course.
This training has been designed by taking care of all the above drawbacks. This training would be quick, but care has been taken to include every aspect necessary to give a practical start to the 3D career. After this, you would be able to expand yourself in this field yourself by self exploring the internet. You would be able to research more precisely because you would have these firm basics in mind which would bring clarity and keep you away from traps and doubts.
To make a journey from a newbie to a skilled master, all we need is precise instructions and some good work habits. Age of detailed theory is over. The reason being that all the information is accessible every time to everyone and anywhere with a smartphone and internet in his/her pocket. So you should avoid the trainings and courses which cover the whole subject or software in detail. The details are easy to get from internet when we desire. We don’t need them in the beginning. We can start our learning and skill development by implementing and experimenting with just the basics. When you get the initial momentum, exploring details becomes easy. Also you are in a position to select only the details which resonate with your talent and passion.
This approach is totally different from the degree courses that you have done or doing presently. There are a lot of unnecessary things that are being taught. Recently, an indian student at Oxford University has filed a petition that students should get compensation for attending the boring lectures. So, the world is changing. Let’s join the revolution!
Our world consists of objects and space. We can call anything as object in 3D design. Whether it’s a nonliving thing like table, lamp, vehicle, crockery, statue or living things like plants, animals, humans, we call all of these as objects. The process of creating objects, texturing or skinning them, placing them in a lighting environment and finally taking their photographs is called 3D Design. A brief explanation of each step of 3D design process is as follows:
1. MODELING :
The process of creating objects in a 3D software is called Modeling. In 3D design, every object is made up of polygons. Let’s take a very simple object like wine glass. As you can see in the images below, it is made up of many polygons. The higher the number of polygons, higher the smoothness and detail. In first image, glass is made up of only 1000 polygons but it appears edgy and jagged. In the second image we increased the polygons from 1000 to 17000 polygons. Now it looks more smooth and detailed!
You might be thinking that it would be a very difficult task to create any object using polygons. But, it’s not. For example, the above wine glass was created by just rotating a very simple line as shown in the image below. You can create such curved lines very easily and quickly and just rotate them to get any round 3D object. For example, in the last image you can see that we only rotated the line 90 degrees and the glass has begun to take shape. To model the complete glass we just need to rotate it 360 degrees.
2. CAMERA SETUP :
Once we have created an object successfully, it’s time to photograph it. You all know that we need a camera if we want to take photographs of anything. Same is the case in 3D design. We would create and configure our camera and make it ready for taking photographs called Renders. This 3D camera is similar to a DSLR camera in real world including all the settings.
When we click the first photograph of wine glass with our newly created camera, we don’t see anything. The render is all black. Why? Because we haven’t placed any lights in our scene yet. How can we see anything without light? Let’s move on to the lighting setup.
3. LIGHTING :
It’s the most interesting step of the 3D design process. It has a great impact on the final look of the render. Before creating any lights, we need to decide the environment where our object would be placed. Whether it would be placed out in the sun or inside a room or in artificial lights. You can see the impact of different lighting setups on our wine glass. Its looks very different in all renders.
First Image : The glass has been placed in direct sunlight and clear sky.
Second Image : The glass has been placed in dim sunlight and cloudy sky.
Third Image : The glass has been placed inside a room.
Last Image : The glass has been placed between two studio lights.
4. TEXTURING :
Now we got our lighting right. The process of applying materials to the surface of the object to make it realistic is called texturing. Materials are what make our object look real. In real life, objects have much more than color on their surfaces. E.g Wood surfaces have a wood pattern and a shine if it’s polished and roughness otherwise, Glass has transparency, chrome has strong shine and mirror like reflections, orange has bump pattern.
You can see see the impact of different materials on our wine glass. Its looks like a whole new object in every render.
First Image : Simple Glass Material applied to our wine glass.
Second Image : Colored Glass Material applied to our wine glass.
Third Image : Frosted Glass Material applied to our wine glass.
Last Image : Brass Material applied to our wine glass.
Features of the 3D Training
You are familiar with the 3D Design process now! This training is intended at teaching this process in fast and easy approach. But we would not make our training boring and unexciting by just explaining and practicing these four steps in detail sequentially. Instead, we would start our learning process by working on a simple project. We would even learn our 3D software through this project.
We would experiment with various lighting setups such as Exterior Lighting, Interior Lighting, Artificial Lighting (Studio Lighting and Night Lighting) along the way. After that we would add more details and practice into the process and refine our 3D Design skills. Finally, we would be able to create professional product renders and detailed 3D Scenes. The salient features of the 3D training are listed below :
Easiest way to learn 3DS Max
3DS Max is a big software with vast areas of application. If we start to learn it sequentially, it can take years. That’s why, the best approach to learn 3DS Max is to learn it through a project. We would learn all the user interface and system settings that are crucial to the project workflow, along the way.
All Lighting Setups
Lighting is the crucial step in the 3D design process. So, we would study and experiment with all the possible lighting setups such as Exterior Lighting, Interior Lighting, Artificial Lighting (Studio Lighting and Night Lighting) throughout the training.
Modeling Concepts Simplified
As you already know, the process of creating objects in a 3D software is called Modeling. It is the most time consuming step in the 3D Design process. That’s why, we would only model some objects which would help to clear the concepts of modeling. This modeling skill can be improved further by practice. To speed up the 3D Design process, we would download and import other objects (used in our training) from the internet.
Here is the glimpse of some of the objects that you will learn to model in our 3D Training :
Exterior Architecture Mastery
Exterior Architecture includes the exterior and front views of buildings, houses and other construction sites. This training would not only help you to make awesome exterior views but also make to able to complete such projects quickly with considerable speed. You would even learn to add details like people, plants, trees and skies to the exterior views in photoshop software to make the renders more lively and real.
Interior Design in Detail
Interior Design is all about combining patterns and colors to create a soothing and lively environment. Another important thing about interior design is the placement of interior elements and objects. The objects should be placed in such a way that the space doesn’t look crowded in any way.
3D Design is a great blessing to the Interior Design, as we can test various options in color, texture, design elements and furniture arrangements very easily before starting anything in the physical world. We would try and experiment with various colors, textures and placements of objects throughout our training.
Materials from scratch
Materials are what make our object look real. To make realistic materials can be a challenging task for the beginner. To address this issue, we would learn to create 12 basic materials which would always be used as a starting point for creating any other advanced materials. Later on, you can use these basic materials in all your 3D projects throughout your career.
Here are these 12 basic materials in all their glory, applied to different types of objects :
Products are everywhere. Most of the products are designed first in 3D and then manifested in the real world. In this training, you would learn the complete process of designing the products and furniture starting from modeling, all the way to the polished final result placed in a professional environment. These polished final renders play a huge role in the sale of products and furniture, later on.
Bonus: Stock Photos Creation
As already discussed on Scope of 3D page, you can create images and sell them on various websites such as shutterstock.com, canstockphoto etc. We have picked some simple images from canstockphoto.com which were sold multiple times for about $5 to $15. In this training, you would learn to create these images as quickly as 30 minutes. This method of stock photo creation is a career option in itself.
Infographics for quick learning
The earlier books and training material were made of just text and some occasional diagrams. The problem with text alone is that it looks boring and requires much of itself to explain an idea or concept as compared to graphics and images.
Keeping this in mind, the whole training material is full of diagrams and infographics for easy understanding and speeding up the learning process. The information presented through graphics is also easy to memorize and easy to revise.
All the 3ds max source files, infographic images, material libraries, maps, grid papers are included in the training material. All of this content is reusable and would help you to speed up your work throughout your 3D career.
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Join our discount list and get 10% discount code in your email. With this code you would get 10% discount, whenever you decide to join the training. In addition to discount, you would also get occasional updates about the new courses and career options…