Dive into a stimulating career in architecture visualization (archviz), product visualization, industrial visualization, film, or games with CG Spectrum's Foundations of 3D Visualization Course. Learn to translate ideas into the digital 3D space, establishing accurate representations of what buildings, sets, and landscapes will look like before they're even built!
Why study 3D visualization at CG Spectrum:
CG Spectrum, a Rookies Certified School, has partnered with Chaos to develop a job-focused study pathway to ensure you are well-positioned to enter the workforce as a 3D visualization artist, making a productive contribution from day one on the job.
Gain speed and confidence with industry-standard software, learn cutting-edge visualization techniques, and finish the course with high-quality 3D renders that will demonstrate your skills to prospective employers.
This part of the Foundations of 3D Visualization Course will explore adding detail to your 3D scene to achieve a more interesting and photoreal finish, using surface imperfections, compositing, and atmospheric effects. You'll also dive deeper into texturing, shading, lighting, and rendering and learn Photoshop fundamentals.
This final term looks at how to create 3D visualizations in Unreal Engine (UE). Learn how to plan out a shot in Unreal Engine and build impressive scenes with your own assets as well as Quixel's Megascans library. You'll also explore how to fully utilize the Lumen and Nanite features of UE5 and animation to achieve photorealistic real-time projects.
The most affordable way to learn from top industry mentors in a fun, collaborative environment, while still getting plenty of personalized feedback.
Progress faster and enjoy more flexiblity with private mentorship. Ideal for busy schedules, career-changers, or artists upgrading skills or changing specialties.
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Any student enrolling in this course will need to have basic computer literacy (i.e. knows how to use a computer and operate everyday applications such as email, Zoom, and Slack).
If you have successfully completed the 3D Visualization Essentials, and want to continue your education, you can move straight into term 2 of the Foundations of 3D Visualization Course.
You will also need a computer that meets the minimum specifications (see next question).
An educational license of 3ds Max and Chaos V-Ray.
You will need to purchase Photoshop (photography plan only) for term 2.
Term 3 requires Unreal Engine, which is free to download and use.
The software and skills you will be learning in this course do not require a background in architecture.
What we teach you can definitely be applied to architecture, if you desire, and can help you work towards a career in architectural visualization (archviz) if that is your goal.
If you choose the 1-on-1 private mentorship option, then yes, you can decide to skip and adjust the pacing with your mentor.
Yes! 3D modeling is a significant part of 3D visualization, and we welcome modelers to our course.
If you have previous 3D modeling experience, you may not need to take the first term and could enroll straight in term 2. However, the first term may still be beneficial if you are unfamiliar with the software we teach (3ds Max and V-Ray).
To skip term 1, you must be able to show that you have a fundamental understanding of how 3ds Max works along with basic lighting and rendering skills via a portfolio demonstrating your experience and an accompanying resume.
Please note that for those wishing to move straight into term 2, we are not taking enrollments for the July start date at this time. Term 2 will commence later in the year (please contact our admissions team for more information).
3D visualization processes are employed across myriad industries—from building and construction to film and video games to product design and VR—making 3D visualization artists in demand.
This 9-month course is designed to prepare you for a career as a 3D visualization artist. It also includes personalized career services and 1-on-1 time with our Career Development Manager, which can help when applying for junior-level jobs in visualization across:
Discover more about this career path, tips, and salary expectations on our careers page:
We will also be offering specialization courses in 2024—stay tuned!