Tips on getting started with 3D Modeling
Are you a budding or experienced designer thinking of getting into 3D Modeling space? Not sure how long will it take for you to create your first 3D model or thinking what you should do first while sitting in front of the blank screen of 3D software? As an expert in 3D Modeling space with more than a decade of experience we are here to share some tips for the budding designers intending to get into 3D modeling.
Firstly if you are wondering whether to get into this crowded space or not; let’s be very clear that 3D modeling is here to stay and the demand for 3D modelers is only going to go vertically up. To give you an indication today more than 70% of catalogue images in IKEA catalogue are 3D images & done using 3D software. Oculus Rift is been bought by Facebook for billions of dollars, an industry trend which in itself shall present numerous opportunities for 3D Modelers in virtual reality space. We all agree that virtual reality is going to have a much larger impact on people’s lives every day soon. Number of areas where 3D is getting involved is increasing exponentially right from development of films, virtual reality, R&D, Architectural, Interior, Industrial designs and many more; we strongly believe world need 3D modelers.
Talking about the initiating doubt that beginners express – is there a pre-requisite to get into 3D Modeling? As experts we say if someone is passionate to work on computers and specifically on design software for long hours, passionate to give shapes to his/her thoughts in virtual world and most importantly able to imagine shapes & forms is 3D space, technicalities of designs, software and tools could learnt and implemented with an ease.
Once you are all set mentally to get into 3D modeling space, we strongly recommend to select your beginners software as most computers do not come pre-installed with any 3D modeling software.
Thought today for competition 3D software is starting to matter less & less as far as what you choose. We have experienced drastic upgrades & modifications in 3D software tools during recent years and can comment that at this point all the main software packages are so close to being on the same level that it really doesn’t matter which software one choose to start with. One can select to start with either Blander or 3DsMax or Maya all the three are quite capable of advancing one to the next level with an ease.
The next most critical question one asks is where to start or how to get started with a particular tool in place. We strongly recommend for beginners search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing would be the best place to search for beginners guide to a particular selected tool also these days as most of the experts share their learning and experiences via YouTube this video streaming platform become a vital tool to get started or learn tools and techniques to create one’s first 3D Model. Also if you decide to go with Blander as your first beginner software there are numerous free learner guides available online as Blander is been built by a community and is an open source free software.