3D Modelling & Animation_

Evening Short Course

Next Course Begins: 04 November 2019
Length of Course: 6 Weeks
Ever wondered what the buzz is about when it comes to 3D modelling?

Worldwide, artists and companies from game developers, TV producers and web designers, to architects, archaeologists and museums all use 3D Modelling tools in different ways, whether it’s creating graphics, animations or object visualizations, to 3D printing.

During this 6 week course, you’ll learn how to turn your concepts into convincing creations complete with realistic surface textures using the Blender software suite.

You’ll then take your 3D models to the next level by learning how to sculpt and prepare them in perfect detail using Blender’s precision sculpting tools like a digital Michelangelo. Learn to create anything from realistic characters to detailed organic shapes such as trees or geological formations, and discover how to use Retopology to transfer sculptural details onto low polygon models.

We’ll also dig into the basics of animating 3D objects for video rendering, using virtual lights and creating atmospheric effects.

Meet your lecturers_
Hardus Jonker

Hardus is a proficient graphics designer and 3D artist. He has worked for many years as a freelance artist and 3D modeller for clients both locally and abroad.

Please note all our lecturers work as a team, and are booked based on their independent schedules. As such, course allocations are subject to change.

I have done short courses at a different institution before and I must say that my experience at Friends of Design was infinitely better. The lecturer was great, very informative and always willing to help. Even though I had a very good understanding and a lot of experience in After Effects before the course I found that I learnt a lot regardless and got and even better understanding of the program which is what I wanted to achieve. I actually wish the course had been a week or two longer just to gain more knowledge but I think I’ll have to come back to Friends of Design for a different course.

Morgana Marengo
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Course Requirements: Basic Computer Skills

In order to join this course it’s essential that you have knowledge of, and experience with Adobe Photoshop.


What do you receive at the end of the course?
You will receive an Academy of Digital Arts Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.

You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.

2019 Course Schedule

29 July – 04 September 2019
04 November – 11 December 2019

Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30

Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.


Cost: R7 900

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Register for open day_

We’d love to chat to you.
Next Open Day: 30 November 2019
Time: 10:00 for 10:30am

Space is limited so don’t forget to book your spot!

Please note there will be presentations at 10:30am.