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Spring 2024: 3D Character Track / Introduction to 3D Modeling
TERM DATES: Mar 31, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
LEVEL: Beginner 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Maya
2. Introduction to 3D Modeling
An introduction to the principles of polygon modeling, applied to simple objects.

This course teaches professional topology layouts for hard surface and character modeling. Students learn modeling workflows to achieve desirable shaping, and common rest states for rigging. Students model organic and inorganic objects, a real-world household object, model a designed vehicle, and a designed character bust. Students learn basic modeling concepts like edge flow, working with manipulators, isolate selection, primitives, history, loft, bevel, extrusion, duplication, transformation space, soft selection, reflection editing, lattices, converting geometry types, projects, and workspace.
Students learn how to effectively interpret a design and realize that vision in 3D space. Students will also be taught about visual appeal, and how to make their models stand out.
- Overview of modeling techniques
- Modeling a real world object
- Modeling from a design
- Modeling a human head
critique time *
class time
Monday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Luis Labrador
United States
Luis currently holds a position as Modeling supervisor at Walt Disney Animation Studios, he also had a successful career at Sony Pictures Imageworks as a Senior Character Modeler in the visual effects department and DreamWorks Animation as a Senior Modeler in the animation d...
Jackie Regan
United States
Jackie is a Modeler who currently works as a CG Design/Asset Lead at Disney Television Animation. She has worked in the industry for over a decade as a Modeler and Lead at DreamWorks Television, Warner Bros Animation, and Disney Television. She studied Animation at the UCLA'...
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