3D Modeling Online Single Semester

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Are you interested in a career in technology? Are you curious about working in fields like virtual reality, video game design, marketing, television and motion pictures, or digital imaging? If so, this course in 3D Modeling is a great place to start! 3D Modeling is the foundation for all of these career paths. Gain a deeper understanding of graphic design and illustration as you use 3D animation software to create virtual three-dimensional design projects. Hone in on your drawing, photography, and 3D construction. This course will help develop the skills needed to navigate within a 3D digital modeling workspace while rendering 3D models, and is a good introduction careers in the fast-growing field of technology and design! Software: Software is a free download called "Unity" System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows 7® or higher, 64 bit versions only; macOS 10.11 or higher.

What is 3D Modeling?
  • Define 3D modeling.
  • Discuss how 3D modeling enhances animation.
  • Describe two applications of 3D modeling in the real world.
  • Understand key terms used in 3D modeling.
  • Identify the advantages and challenges of 3D modeling.

  • The History of 3D Modeling
  • Identify key developments in the history of animation and 3D modeling.
  • Explain the role technology played in enhancing 3D modeling techniques.
  • Describe two current or future applications of 3D modeling.
  • Articulate social change corresponding with technological developments in 3D modeling.

  • Tools of the Trade
  • Discuss the history of operating systems and programming languages.
  • Explain the distinct functions of software and hardware.
  • Define different types of memory.
  • Identify the three types of program design approaches.

  • Digital Citizenship and Ethics
  • Discuss the importance of responsible digital citizenship.
  • Understand copyright dynamics and their application in 3D modeling.
  • Demonstrate proper attribution and appropriate sources.
  • Analyze the role of emerging technology in 3D modeling.

  • Creating 3D Environments in Blender
  • Understand the appropriate uses of 3D objects and related digital tools.
  • Use the proper digital tools and resources when planning, managing, and executing a project.
  • Understand the underlying difference between 3D animation software and the animation manipulation interface.
  • Explain the contrasts among various 3D modeling techniques.

  • Visual Elements
  • Explain the process of visualization as it applies to 3D modeling.
  • Identify and apply color theories, using a digital format.
  • Critique visual structures through the use of basic design principles.
  • Understand how lighting and perspective create overall effect.
  • Discuss how visual simulation can be implemented in a variety of industries.

  • The Power of Light and Shade
  • Understand the basics of lighting and shading.
  • Discuss different lighting techniques and their applications.
  • Employ lighting techniques in 3D modeling.
  • Use commands to execute lighting options.

  • 3D Geometrics
  • Use the Cartesian grid to navigate Blender.
  • Use basic geometry principles to design simple Blender assets.
  • Apply Blender’s Transforms and Modifiers to 3D objects.
  • Navigate the Blender Viewport using coordinate values.

  • Texturing
  • Explain the technical concepts behind texturing.
  • Discern basic materials and textures.
  • Apply texture to 3D models and environments.
  • Analyze the effects of light and camera angles in 3D modeling.

  • Rendering
  • Create a 2D image or video from your 3D scene in Blender.
  • Generate an effective render that brings your 3D model to life.
  • Understand render engines and know what to look for when selecting a render engine.
  • Light a scene for ideal rendering.
  • Set the camera in place and point it in the right viewing direction for an effective render.

  • Environmental Models
  • Identify the use of 3D models in various industries.
  • Use modeling techniques and software to create an environmental model.
  • Understand how 3D simulation is applied in the real world.
  • Explain how environmental models affect the larger field.

  • Molding Your Future
  • Understand how different software processes come together to create a finished product.
  • Examine influential industries in the field of 3D modeling.
  • Learn how to develop a electronic portfolio of work.

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