3D Modelling & Animation

Evening Short Course
Details

Length of Course: 6 weeks
Next Campus Class Starts: 5 August
Next Virtual Starts: 14 October 
Course Price: R7 900

Virtual and On-Campus
Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30

Diversify your design skills by learning the art of 3D modelling and animation

3D Modeling and 3D animation are valuable additions to any creative’s portfolio.

This technology has become an integral part of a lot of diverse industries over the past decade.

From a graphic designer creating logos and animated graphics, architects turning floorplans into flythroughs of future buildings, engineers creating 3D printed prototypes, interactive media designers creating interactive VR experiences, and many more – having employees being able to use these tools enabled a lot of industries to raise the bar in terms of productivity, cost-effectiveness, production value, and target audience appeal.

The versatility of virtual 3D models is the main reason why this technology has found its way into so many areas. Its applications range from rendering animated video clips and entire movies, rendering photo-realistic stills of buildings or products for websites, creating 3D models of engines for simulations, creating assets for a metaverse environments, creating avatars for virtual reality experiences, entire cities for a videogame project to 3D printing prototypes or ready-to-use machine parts – even entire houses.

All of those applications of 3D modelling are based on the same principles. Take your career a step further by learning and understanding the basics of those principles.

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Facts, Figures and FAQ.

Course Requirements
If you’re on-campus, you’ll need to know how to use a computer but, other than that, just bring yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software.

If you’re virtual, You’ll need to have a computer and know how to use it. In addition you will also need a stable internet connection.

What do you receive with the course?
You will receive an Academy of Digital Arts Certificate of Completion.

In this course you will learn the following skills:

3D Modeling & Texturing | The Theory behind 3D Modelling & Animation | The Blender Interface for modelling and editing | Editing and manipulating 3D objects | The most important modelling techniques | Unwrapping 3D objects | Texturing 3D objects and the purpose of textures | How to use the reference material for modeling | Modeling different types objects

Finishing Touches | Basic animation | Virtual lighting | Atmosphere effects

Facts, Figures and FAQ.

Course Requirements
If you’re on-campus, you’ll need to know how to use a computer but, other than that, just bring yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software.

If you’re virtual, You’ll need to have a computer and know how to use it. In addition you will also need a stable internet connection.

What do you receive with the course?
You will receive an Academy of Digital Arts Certificate of Completion.

What are people saying?

See what previous short course attendees have to say

I would suggest these classes to anyone – the lecturer can teach novices to extremely experienced learners. He has good classroom management skills and maintains open communication with all learners. This was an excellent learning experience for me.

Lester Vermeulen
Designer, Zando

Fantastic lecturers who have shown a lot of patience and understanding towards their students.

Nineve Van Zyl
Course Attendee

Great pace and clarity of teaching.

Gary Kramer
Course Attendee

The lecturers supported me in the way I think, and gave me inputs to improve my website.

Sabrina Bruehwiler
Course Attendee

Good paced course. I had fun learning and participating in this course.

Jan Binder
Course Attendee

The lecturer had a great sense of humour, passion for his subject, knowledge and interesting inclusion of discussion of other forms of design.

Kelly Dorrington
Course Attendee

Interactive, fun and confident. The course was loaded with information and ideas.

Elizabeth von Hollstein
Course Attendee

I greatly enjoyed that the lecturer offered ‘industry secrets and tricks’.

Kelly Dorrington
Course Attendee

This module has been great fun and very interesting with regards to capabilities.

Roxanne Fowler
Course attendee

Good learning environment with a friendly lecturer

Ricky Okhiria
Course attendee

The lecturer is great! Very knowledgable and had good insight and experience to share with us.

Andrea Morgan
Course Attendee

All in all a great learning experience and definitely money well spent.

Karien Tolmie
Course Attendee

Busy doing After Effects with Lodi Paul, what a powerhouse of information and inspirational lecturer. True quality education, knowledge and experience it’s opened my world to another dimension in what’s available in the world of advertising, motion graphics, animation and the like. Thanks Lodi

Grant Cyan Williams

The course and lecturer was great. When I didn’t understand something I could always ask without feeling bad. The way in which the course was conducted was great. My overall experience was good and I will definitely come back.

Stacey Okkers
Group Graphic Designer, Vineyard Hotel

Lovely experience, was patiently and thoroughly taught the essentials of After Effects. The course schedule worked perfectly with my work schedule. Everything was easy to understand and helping assistance was always available.

Diandra Mcpherson
Learning and Development, Old Mutual Finance

I have done short courses at a different institution before and I must say that my experience at the Academy of Digital Arts 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 the Academy of Digital Arts for a different course.

Morgana Marengo
Sneaker Lab

I greatly enjoyed studying with the Academy of Digital Arts. Great lecturers and atmosphere, I would definitely come back!

Rebecca Miller
Course Attendee

Shot Academy of Digital Arts for an awesome course. I thought I knew everything when my company signed me up, but you opened my eyes to some great tricks of the trade and work processes.

James van Rensburg
Course Attendee

Was impressed by the material and lecturing style. The trainer was engaging and knowledgeable, and took us step by step through the process. Well structured and polished.

Carla Kloen
Course Attendee

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It has been such a significant experience for me because I have never been surrounded with so many people as excited about Concept Art as I am. I’d recommend this course to as many people as I can.

Kalynne Forster
Course Attendee

Great start to begin concept art, really opened my eyes to how objects are created using different values of grey. 10/10. Would recommend to others.

Wesley du Preez
Graphic Designer

A++ for Andrew being the most enthusiastic teacher and knowing his stuff.

Kira Ihlein
Course Attendee

Most focused drawing/painting course I’ve been to, could feel myself improve. Loved it, you’re a brilliant lecturer.

Tessa Wessels
Course Attendee

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
Sneaker Lab
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