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Introduction to 3D Modeling

Get started in Maya in this 3D modeling course taught by top film and game experts

Overview

Learn 3D modeling from scratch

Take the first step towards a career as a 3D modeler

In this online 3D modeling short course, you'll learn how to create realistic props and assets using Maya and Substance Painter. You'll be mentored by an industry expert with years of experience working on blockbuster films and best-selling video games.

Why study 3D modeling at CG Spectrum:

  • Start modeling in 3D without any prior knowledge
  • Learn industry-standard software Maya
  • Be mentored by a world-class industry expert
  • Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)

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3D modelers create CG representations of objects which are then animated or have VFX applied to them, and used in film and games. It's an exciting career path where no two days are the same.

This short course is the perfect way to learn 3D modeling basics. It also forms term one of the 3D Modeling Diploma, so if you decide to continue, you'll be one-third of the way through the diploma!

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Industry Qualification

Certificate

Study duration

3 months

Commitment

20 hrs weekly

Skill level

Beginner

Prerequisites

Basic computer skills and min. computer specs

Delivery

Weekly online classes, feedback and support

Included software

Maya, Substance Painter

Start date

Jun 7, 2021

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Why study with us

Learn 3D modeling basics from industry pros who have worked on films and games

Whether straight out of high school, changing careers, or upgrading skills, our specialized expert-led animation programs help you build practical job skills that serve throughout your career

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Flexible Scheduling

Plan your studies around work and family commitments

Industry Mentors

Learn from mentors who have worked on top films and games

Job-Ready Skills

Build practical and relevant job skills studios are looking for

Payment Plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner

Curriculum

An industry-approved curriculum to get you started in the world of 3D modeling

Term 1: 12 weeks
Introduction to 3D Modeling

Learn 3D modeling for beginners starting with the essentials: navigating Maya’s interface, understanding professional workflows, commonly used tools, and building 3D assets from scratch. Identify differences between film and video game models by learning high poly 3D modeling techniques, then converting it for video games, and adding textures in Substance Painter.

Learn how to:

  • Set up proper workflows in Maya
  • Retopolgize objects for clean line flow
  • Create 3D assets from film & games
  • Texture using Substance Painter

*This short course is the same as the term one of the 3D Modeling Diploma, so if you choose to continue after completing your certificate, you'll already be a third of the way through the diploma course!

  1. Introduction to Modeling
  2. Blocking a Model with Reference
  3. Model Finalizing and Cleanup
  4. Re Topology Basics
  5. Modeling Project 2A
  6. Modeling Project 2B and Presentation
  7. High Poly Modeling for Film
  8. Low Poly Modeling for Games
  9. UV Theory
  10. UV Layout and Texture Preparation
  11. Introduction to Substance Painter
  12. Texturing and Presentation in Substance Painter
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Mentors

Have an experienced industry artist as your mentor

To be the best, it helps to learn from the best. All 3D modeling classes are taught by industry mentors with years of experience at top studios working on feature films and video games.

Study Options

Small Class

The most affordable way to learn from top industry mentors in a fun, collaborative environment, while still getting plenty of personalized feedback.

  • Max. 4 students per course
  • Affordable high-quality education
  • Network while you learn
Study Options

1-on-1 Private

Progress faster and enjoy more flexiblity with private mentorship. Ideal for busy schedules, career-changers, or artists upgrading skills or changing specialties.

  • Maximum level of mentor interaction
  • Greater flexibility to schedule classes
  • Customized learning experience

 

Monthly
$1,185 USD

(3 x payments)

Monthly
$1,485 USD

(3 x payments)

Student Showcase

High quality student work that speaks for itself

With a focus on portfolio preparation, we help students build their competitive edge with high quality work that gets noticed. See what they are creating.

Studios that hire our students

Our commitment to job-outcomes and focus on career development has helped graduates find work at studios all over the world.