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Asset Creation

Asset creation is one of the most fundamental processes in a 3D production pipeline and can be a major part of any production workflow. Even simple assets can require detailed …

Rendering

Computer generated images are created through a process called rendering. To create a 3D render, the 3D scene is processed through lens of a virtual camera and output as an …

Getting to Know 3D

3D software aims to provide the tools necessary to complete a 3D production from beginning to end. They are able to do this by providing the tools and workspaces necessary …

Inside 3D Software

Common to all 3D software is a 3d workspace that is able to house genuine 3D content. Most of these programs share similar features and encourage similar workflows, despite differences …

Assets

Before we can create CGI images and video we must first create 3D content. These ‘assets’ can take range of forms and can represent a wide range of content. In …

What We Don’t Mean by “3D”

The term “3D” is used by a variety of industries for a variety of reasons. In the screen content industries the term can refer to technologies on both sides of …

Digital Fundamentals

One of the strengths of 3D workspaces is the they are digital workspaces. This may seem obvious and unremarkable in the modern age, but understanding how digital workspaces enhance creative …

Workspaces

Most creative workspaces are two dimensional. This includes traditional media, such as paper and canvas, as well as digital media, such as web pages, word browsers and paint programs. Being …

3D Animation

3D animation has grown to become one of the versatile and successful storytelling spaces in modern screen production. Year after year, 3D animated production achieve new heights at the box …

3D Graphics and Visualisation

Visualisation is the core of computer assisted production and design across a vast-range of industries. In this video Alexander Hoetzer explains how 3D visualisation enables new modes of storytelling and …

The 3D Production Model

3D production works backwords from the end goal – CGI. Once we know what our 3D content is being used for we can begin to understand what the role each …

What we do mean by “3D”

This video aims to identify and describe the technologies and use cases that get to the heart of what 3D production really is. Alexander Hoetzer explains what the term 3D …

Visual Effects

Digital visual effects aim produce photoreal computer generated imagery to sit along side of live action footage. 3D workspaces and tools form the backbone of this process, allowing CGI to …

Course Introduction and Overview

As a media consumer, it is hard to escape 3D generated content. Most audiences are used to engaging with some form of 3D imagery or spaces, but we often know …