3D Modeling for Art Proposals
Mondays 6:00 — 9:00 PM
from April 1
to May 13
for 7 weeks of classes +
Student Exhibit on June 1
2015 East Riverside Dr.
Building 7B, Studio A
Austin, Texas 78741
3D concept models are essential for visualizing and sharing installation and sculpture ideas
3D MODELING WITH ARTISTS' NEEDS IN MIND
SketchUp is a powerful 3D modeling software that is perfect for developing proposals for interactive sculptures, installations, and public art
This course is designed for artists and anyone else who would like to learn SketchUp to help create project proposals. 3D modeled visualizations have become the norm in recent years for all kinds of large scale art installation proposals.
In this intensive 2-weekend course, you will learn the basics of creating 3D visualizations of art projects in their environment.
Since this is a beginner course, you will need only basic computer skills and no previous 3D modeling experience. If you have some 3D modeling experience (in SketchUp or other programs) you will be able to leverage that knowledge to make your visualizations more complex.
During the first half of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of how to think in SketchUp through guided, step-by-step exercises. During the second half of the course, you will receive one-on-one assistance to complete your proposals.
By the end of the class, you will have created a 3D model of an artwork in an installation environment and a simple walk through video. You will also receive resources to continue improving your 3D modeling skills.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This course is for sculptors, installation artists, public artists—anyone interested in creating and pitching 3D artwork.
The course culminates in a public exhibition of the students’ work at the student showcase. See highlights from past showcases here.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
+ Learn to 3D model objects and environments
+ Create background environments
+ Capture 2D stills from various camera angles
+ Create a walkthrough animation of your project
students must have:
+ Laptop (Mac or Windows)
+ SketchUp (free 30-day trial or fully licensed version)
No prior 3D modeling experience
Artists Using 3D Modeling
“I've been working with SketchUp since 2000. I love its accessibility and the robust ecosystem of plug-ins and assets available for it!”
Native Austinite Riley Triggs is an architect and former lecturer in Design and Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his professional degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree in architecture from Rice University where he explored the shared emotional space between people and place. His research addresses our disjunctive inhabitation of virtual and physical spaces through ambient, ubiquitous, and responsive information environments.
Riley is currently an urbanist with the Town Square Initiative at the Texas Historical Commission and professor of architectural history and computer modeling at Austin Community College. He is also on the SXSW Interactive and Gaming Festival advisory board.