What is the course about?
This course aims to introduce you to the fundamentals of 3D graphics, and cover the basics of the complete 3D animation workflow, from navigating the software, to modelling, texturing, lighting, animation and rendering/exporting. 3D software is often extremely expensive, Blender has developed rapidly in the last few years and now competes with the big 3D software companies for features and sophistication.
What will we cover?
- Navigating the Interface
- Creating 3D Models
- Adding Materials & textures
- Lighting models and scenes
- Rendering and Exporting.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the Blender interface
- Navigate in 3D space, select and move objects
- Create a simple 3D character model and environment
- Add photographic and computer generated textures
- Light your 3D scene
- Create simple animations
- Render and export your work.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course for beginners to 3D animation, some experience with creative computer software is hugely beneficial. This is a fairly technical course and therefore is not suitable for those entirely new to digital art and animation software.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Animation.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your animation projects further on VK108 Advanced animation. You can develop your 3D digital modelling skills in VG583 3D digital modelling and animation: an introduction and VG584 Introduction to 3D animation with live action. City Lit offer a range of courses in 2D and 3D Animation, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, Character animation, editing, sound, illustration, cartooning, storyboarding and adobe Photoshop to enhance your animation practice.