BC3-1806 - June 2018 Class Homepage - Vehicle Modeling with Blender
Welcome to the CGCookie Class: Vehicle Modeling with Blender! Here by popular demand, this class is designed to be a holistic learning experience about the art of modeling vehicles. If you’re diligent in watching all content and hitting homework deadlines, by the end of the class you'll be prepared to build digital vehicles to your heart's content! This is an intermediate-to-advanced class which means you’ll do best by having some experience with Blender and 3D modeling before committing to this class.
This is the third "Class" format where Citizen members are invited to focus together on a particular topic/skill for a month. Participation looks like this:
- RSVP and attend the Live Events
- Watch the courses outlined below
- Ask questions
- Submit homework
- Generally be active in this thread
WHEN? The class will take place from June 4th through July 2nd (ish)
◻️WEEK 1: Hard Surface Primer (June 4 - 10)
Abstract: Vehicle modeling is pure hard surface modeling. Therefore it's important to be proficient with general polygon modeling techniques. This first week we're ramping into this particular modeling skillset to prepare us for the vehicle modeling extravaganza to come!
Goal of the Week: Level-up and/or dust off your hard-surface modeling skills.
Pre-recorded course to watch:
Week 1 Live Event (Remember to RSVP!)
- Model the Simple Airplane [post an image or sketchfab embed]
- Model with Primitives Exercise [post link to your submisison]
- Choose/create blueprints for the vehicle you're going to model during this class. [post an image of your chosen vehicle]
◻️WEEK 2: Vehicle Exterior Modeling (June 11 - 17)
Abstract: When I say "Imagine a vehicle" I'll bet a million dollars you're thinking about the exterior. And that's why the exterior is important. It defines everything about a vehicle's visual perception: Style, utility, purpose. This week we're going to build a vehicle exterior based on concepts like building to scale and building from blueprints.
Goal of the Week: Build the exterior of your chosen vehicle based on blueprints. This will be good practice in strict adherence to orthographic front/side/back/top view modeling.
Pre-recorded courses to watch:
Week 2 Live Event (Don't forget to RSVP)
- Model the exterior of you chosen vehicle [post images and/or a Sketchfab embed]
◻️WEEK 3: Vehicle Interior Modeling (June 18 - 24)
Abstract: The insides of vehicles involve more organic, soft shapes as well as opportunity for lots of fine hard surface details. Often vehicles renders focus on the exterior where the interior can be hidden or approximated. But not in this class!
Goal of the Week: Model the interior of your chosen vehicle to gain experience with fine hard-surface details in a confined space.
Pre-recorded courses to watch: Admittedly we don't have much in this context specifically...
- Cockpit lessons (Chapter 2) in the Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling
- "Modeling a Chair" lesson from "Interior Architectural Visualization"
Week 3 Live Event (Don't forget to RSVP)
- Model the interior of you chosen vehicle [post images and/or a Sketchfab embed]
◻️WEEK 4: Vehicle Concept Sculpting (June 25 - July 1)
Abstract: There's another facet of vehicle modeling that doesn't involve strict adherence to blueprints. Instead, Concept Sculpting is about designing a vehicle from scratch using the artistic approach of digital sculpting. This can be an extremely fun, experimental method for creating unique vehicles.
Goal of the Week: Sculpt a vehicle exterior from scratch; Practice hard-surface sculpting techniques.
Pre-recorded courses to watch: Again we don't have much in this context specifically, but we have a couple courses that cover hard-surface sculpting in general:
Week 4 Live Event (Don't forget to RSVP)
- Sculpt a unique concept vehicle [post images and/or a Sketchfab embed]
◻️WEEK 5: Class Wrap-Up (Early July)
Hark! June Cometh.
This thread is reserved for CG Cookie Citizens that are participating in the "Vehicle Modeling with Blender" class. Its purpose is to serve as central communication for all participating Citizens (excluding Hobby plan Citizens) to ask Kent and fellow participants questions and to post homework. As the instructor of the class, Kent will be monitoring this thread on a daily basis (especially Mon-Thurs) throughout the month of June to review homework and answer questions.
Free members are welcome to observe the thread but please respect that communication is reserved for Citizens.