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:
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 full 3D Modeling Course, so if you decide to continue, you'll be one-third of the way through!
Learn 3D Modeling Essentials 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.
*This short course begins the 3D Modeling Foundations, so if you choose to continue after completing your certificate, you'll already be a third of the way through!
Get started with the intro course and graduate with the option to continue to term 2 of the foundations course.
Bryan's award winning experience includes lead positions at ILM and Rhythm & Hues working films like The Golden Compass, Rango, Pacific Rim, and Transformers 2 and 3.Read full bio
First a texture artist at Nickelodeon, then a 3D character artist at Gameloft, Anton is ahead of the curve when using emerging software for real-time graphics and film production.Read full bio
Before becoming the senior environment artist on Apex Legends, Matt worked at EA, Digital Domain, ILM, MPC, Method and Cinesite on films like Aquaman, Ratchet & Clank and triple-A game FIFA 2017.Read full bio
ILM Modeler and Digital Artist, Hamza's worked on blockbusters like Ford v Ferrari, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider, Thor: Ragnarok and Logan.Read full bio
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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To be successful in this program you will need basic computer skills and a computer that meets the minimum specifications (see next question).
Students can sign up for an educational license for Autodesk Maya and Substance Painter.
Please note: as the software we use is regularly updated, please check the specs against the latest available version at the time of enroling.
Studying 3D modeling can open up a variety of career paths in the entertainment industry.
This short 3D modeling course will get started on your journey, but in a competitive industry, continuing your studies with the full 3D modeling study pathway (3D Modeling Foundations and 3D Modeler Specicalization) will better prepare you for a job in the industry and help increase your employment opportunities.
The advanced course covers more complex techniques and includes an entire term dedicated to career development and portfolio preparation to get you industry-ready.
Some of the junior 3D modeling jobs you could pursue after completing the full study pathway include:
Discover more about these 3D modeling jobs, tips, and salary expectations on our careers page: