Syllabus
List of Projects 3D Design, Prof. Nevins
Image: Sardi Pax, Youtube.com

1. Introduction to the course. Introduction to blender. Set up Google drive. Place first image in drive.

2. Introduction to cycles render. Created lighting and a material for the basic cube… Place it in a photographic environment.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Project three. Serial planes. Take a square plane and repeat and offset it by 10° increments. Set on a base and render as a diffuse white material.

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4. Render a cube using glass. Create reflective environment. Explore shadows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Altered radial serial planes. Use the array modifier.

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6. Mesh modeling exercise. Create a series of glass bottles.

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7. Three-dimensional cube grid. Render using glass material and interior light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. The wireframe modifier… Create an interlocking array of tetrahedra as a high relief in a grid pattern.

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Create a single wireframe cube and light it video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Wire sculpture explorations using the strange attractor plug-in

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10. Creating twisting Torus using the XYZ math function. Explore brass gold and copper materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Create a porcelain ceramic shell and other curvilinear forms.

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12. Create a coiled steel and class spiral using the screw modifier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Radial solids using array modifier. Create upright form. Explore glass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Mesh modeling… Create a porcelain ceramic mug. Create duplicates, change materials and colors.

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15. Explore more radial arrays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Create a high relief morphing grid using a platonic solid.

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17. Create a wireframe grid with  spotlight and strong shadows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. Create an interior with a window. Explore directional light and environmental texture using an HDR I image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. Explore contour. Create a series of ceramic porcelain phases using a curve and spin modifier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. The vertical grid… Create a wall series using an open cube with internally modified space. Explore multiple light sources and directional light through the grid casting shadows on the plane.

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21. Nesting wireframe cubes… Render and brass or gold. Create variations by rotating internal structures in both the X and Y axis.

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22. Model a glass bowl and a cloth napkin that has fallen into it. Exploration of animation and the physics module.

 

 

 

 

 

23 Radial organic sculpture

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