Are you thinking about becoming a designer? Why settle for becoming an ordinary or a UX designer, when you can strive to be a great 3D designer? With this skill the world becomes your oyster, and you are able to design rooms and buildings, games and movies, literally anything!
In this post, we walk you through the basic steps and give you handy tips to become a great 3D designer. Let’s get started.
#1 Choose a 3D program
You must choose a 3D program that you need to master such as Cinema 4d, 3d max, Maya, blender, or Modo. It doesn’t matter which 3D program you choose, as long as you are passionate about mastering this skill and that you are able to work comfortably with the software you chose.
#2 Search for lessons
This is the most important step. Your collection of lessons should be organized professionally. For example, create a folder named lessons and begin creating sub-folders. Add the modeling lessons in a folder by itself and the materials and lighting in another folder, output in a separate folder, and so on.
#3 Tips on Getting Started
- You must have a passion to learn
- Do not care about plugins because plugins are secondary things and can be dispensed with.
- Do not rush into the presentation of designs
#4 Starting Your Studies
After collecting lessons and dividing them you can start with modeling lessons and get to know the tools you will be mastering. Next, the materials, then the lighting and the output as these factors should be studied together. This is done because, without excellent lighting, the output will not display its best and vice versa.
#5 Study Tips
- Do not ask a lot of questions, but search for yourself for the answer and ask if you find no questions.
- Start with simple things and then move on to learning how to design more complex objects.
- Learning 3D is not easy, so you should be patient and persevere.
#6 Tips for Presenting Designs
- Never present an incomplete design; ensure that it is completed in all respects including modeling, materials, lighting, and output.
- Be aware of plagiarists and choose wisely who you present your work to.
- Before presenting, ask yourself if the design is 100% complete and if it closely represents reality. If you answer no to both questions, don’t present your work.
#7 Final Presentation Tip
The best advice? Always be open to and accept criticism, and appreciate and accepting praise. Always remember that superiors are criticizing your work to encourage you to do better and improve your skills.
The road to becoming a pro at 3D design takes dedication, perseverance, and skill. Don’t be discouraged and keep working hard. In essence:
- The road towards professionalism is long and takes a lot of patience and perseverance
- Never give up
- Over time and with experience, your skill will improve.