PD2: Advanced Hard Surface Design

PD2: Advanced Hard Surface Design

In this course we will be using 3D modeling tools to help us create believable and functional hard surface concept designs.  We will learn to use MOI3D (Moment of Inspiration 3D) as our main design tool as we start off by creating smaller weapons and props at the beginning of the term.  We will then work our way up to creating more complex hard surface concept designs towards the end of the term as we add Sub D modeling techniques in Maya (or any other poly modeling software) to our design process.  We will finish off our hard surface designs by adding materials, lighting and rendering out our concepts in Keyshot and add final touches in Photoshop.  As we are learning the 3D tools to help us create believable concept designs, we will also learn to collect and understand reference in terms of function, materials, manufacturing and assembly techniques in order to add a high level of realism to our fictional designs.  By the end of the term you will have the knowledge and confidence to use 3D as a design tool, you will have a solid understanding of how use reference to bring a high level of realism to your hard surface concept designs, and you will have a few strong pieces to add to your portfolio.

Time: Wednesday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Gurmukh Bhasin, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Become an expert at using 3D to create believable hard surface concept designs.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of any poly modeling software (Maya, Max, Modo, Blender) recommended

Materials: A laptop with MOI3D (Moment of Inspiration 3D), Maya (or any poly modeling software), Keyshot and Photoshop.

Price: $800 *A registration fee of $15.99 (labeled as Shipping) will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Once registration is complete, you will receive a receipt email from StoreEnvy.  This will serve as your confirmation for registration.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

*For refund & credit policy, please see FAQ section C11 & C16 for Mentorship program students

Registration issues? Email us info@brainstormschool.com

What you can expect to learn:

  • Learn to use reference to dissect and understand function, materials, manufacturing and assembly techniques to help create believable concept designs.

  • Learn to design in 3D using MOI3D (Moment of Inspiration 3D), and Maya (or any poly modeling software) as our main design tools to test out massing, surface shapes, function, and real world details.

  • Step by step in class demos and guided follow along on the 3D design process.

  • Learn to use Keyshot and Photoshop to create photo real images of our 3D designs.

  • Build a strong hard surface portfolio.  


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