Introduction to 3D Modelling

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Here's the slideshow for my first course at Fablab Milan March 27th, about "Introduction to 3D modelling".

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Introduction to 3D Modelling

  1. 1. Introduction to 3D Modelling by Cosimo Orban ! March, 2014
 FabLab Milan
  2. 2. I’m Cosimo Orban cosimo.orban@gmail.com www.cosimoorban.com
  3. 3. Know the crowd
  4. 4. anthonyminto3d.blogspot.com
  5. 5. What you will have learned
  6. 6. What you will have learned Principles of 3D modelling
  7. 7. What you will have learned Principles of 3D modelling Examples of modelling programs and their pros/cons
  8. 8. What you will have learned Principles of 3D modelling Examples of modelling programs and their pros/cons To have the right mindset for 3D creation
  9. 9. What you will have learned Principles of 3D modelling. Examples of modelling programs and their pros/cons. To have the right mindset for 3D creation But most importantly…
  10. 10. … to pass on an idea
  11. 11. Creativity can be refined, and so, learned.
  12. 12. blog.smartbear.com
  13. 13. Tools are pretty much useless without a base of creativity
  14. 14. www.piquenewsmagazine.com
  15. 15. Create a “new” mindset
  16. 16. Principles and rules
  17. 17. 1. Consider your design from it’s primitive volumes, then keep adding details 2. Model based on a reference 3. Scales and proportions based on reality 4. Good design
  18. 18. Start from primitives
  19. 19. ! primitive.turbosquid.com
  20. 20. 3dmodelting.blogspot.com
  21. 21. Model based on a reference
  22. 22. slawvfs.blogspot.com
  23. 23. www.animationartist.com
  24. 24. www.anghelescu.net
  25. 25. Scales and proportions based on reality & Good design
  26. 26. 3D PrintingTips &Tricks
  27. 27. CHECK FOR FLAWS:
  28. 28. NON-MANIFOLD
  29. 29. WATERPROOF
  30. 30. SURFACE NORMALS
  31. 31. SIZE CONSTRAINTS
  32. 32. MINIMUM FEATURE SIZE
  33. 33. TIPS &TRICKS
  34. 34. MAKE IT HOLLOW
  35. 35. DECIMATE
  36. 36. COMPLEXITY IS NOT A LIMIT (ANYMORE)
  37. 37. 3D Modelling Programs
  38. 38. Introduction & comparison
  39. 39. Technical Fluid Paid Free
  40. 40. Technical Modelling
  41. 41. Autodesk Maya
  42. 42. Primitives Creation Tools
  43. 43. Object Deformation Tools
  44. 44. PROS CONS • Lots of options and variables
 to tweak • Excellent production quality • Professional level applications • Animation tools included • Paid • Hard Learning Curve
  45. 45. Blender
  46. 46. Primitives Creation Tools
  47. 47. Object Deformation Tools
  48. 48. PROS CONS • Very flexible • Good production quality • Slightly easier learning curve • Animation tools included • Free • Still hardish learning
 curve
  49. 49. Fluid/Artistic Modelling
  50. 50. Pixologic’s ZBrush
  51. 51. Primitives Creation Tools
  52. 52. Object Deformation Tools
  53. 53. PROS CONS • Extremely high production
 quality • Easy learning curve, leaving
 you time to master it • Vast professional applications • Paid • Best results obtained
 with a graphics tablet
  54. 54. Pixologic’s Sculptris
  55. 55. Primitives Creation Tools
  56. 56. Object Deformation Tools
  57. 57. PROS CONS • Good production quality • Very easy learning curve • Good for starters • Free • Best results obtained
 with a graphics tablet • Limited export options
  58. 58. Lots of alternatives… 123D Rhino 3DsMax MudBox …
  59. 59. …even on mobile devices! http://img.youtube.com/vi/t5gAkoGE6hs/0.jpg
  60. 60. Free 3D software let’s you become a professional added value easily
  61. 61. BreakTime (10 minutes to stretch your brain)
  62. 62. Group Workshop!
  63. 63. Project guidelines Must follow the principles (good design, …) and must be of some use Select the best program from the 4 analysed to create it Draw a sketch to visualise your idea Expose possible problems due to 3D Printing and/or convenient tricks Design your 3D printed product! 15 minutes of planning 2/3 minutes of presentation each
  64. 64. Roles • Presenter • Sketcher • Idea Fountain • Other
  65. 65. Course Recap
  66. 66. … the basic principles of 3D modelling and some of the typical techniques … problems, tips and tricks related to 3D printing … differences, pros and cons of 4 major 3D creation tools You learned… … and put your knowledge to the test!
  67. 67. Hope you enjoyed this course
  68. 68. Cosimo Orban cosimo@cosimoorban.com www.cosimoorban.com

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