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About this Course
What is this course about?
Hard surface modeling is a field of 3D modeling suitable for projects related to industrial design, engineering or prototyping. In the middle of the path that goes from pure polygonal modeling (mostly used in the videogame industry or archviz) and solid modeling (purely used in CAD systems for very technical levels) there is the hard surface modeling field, In this modeling style you will get advantage of both worlds: You will have the creative freedom of polygonal modeling and the finesse of solid modeling.
In terms of building a path in your 3D artist career, hard surface modeling is a key point.
What you will learn
What will I learn?
This course covers a wide range of modeling methods with the purpose of showing all the techniques available to you to get a good quality model. This means:
- Keeping a good mesh flow
- Working in all quads for a good finished mesh
- Solving typical problems
- Adding interest to the look of your project, be it materials, lightning, modeling details...
- Knowing the tools and how to use them properly
This course will cover the following topics
Hard Surface Modeling in MODO
- SHAPING THE RIM
- THE STROKES
- FILLING THE GAPS
- ADDING DETAILS
- EXPANDING THE STRUCTURE
- FINAL TOUCHES
- PREPARING THE PROFILE
- THE THREAD PATTERNS
- THE CALIPER: BLOCKING THE SHAPE
- FINISHING THE BASE SHAPE
- ADDING SOME DETAILS
- FINISHING THE CALIPERS
- TRACING THE LOGO SHAPE
- CLEANING UP THE MESH
- FINISHING AND PLACING THE LOGO
- THE BRAKING DISC
- ADDING MORE PARTS TO THE BRAKING SYSTEM
- ASSEMBLING PARTS
- MORE AND MORE DETAIL
- SOME FINAL TOUCHES
- MATERIALS AND LIGHTNING
- THE FINAL RENDER
- REALLY REALLY NICE PATTERNS
- SOLVING THE PROBLEM
- WHY IS THIS NOT WORKING
Who is this course for?
- Beginner to intermediate 3d modelers
- 3D artists wating to be able to make solid-like objects in a polygonal software
- Industrial designers
- NOT for videogame characters artists
- NOT for archviz artists
- First of all, the techniques and methods shown in this course are, in a high percentage, applicable to any other 3D modeling software. As a teacher, I always try to keep it simple, use the tools wisely and show the basics that every 3D modeler should know.
- For this course, I used Foundry´s MODO901, so you will need to have that software installed in your computer. It is not strictly limited to the 901 version (you will be able to replicate almost all the procedures even in previous versions) but it is highly recommended to follow it with the latest version, or you will be missing some specific tools.
Most 3D modeling jobs combine creative ideas and latest technologies and play an important part in the development of various entertainments and engineering wonders. Even if 3D modeling is a competitive field it's a great career path for every individual who is planning to choose this 3D modeling field.They earn around $82,061/yr.
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