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Intro to Vehicle Modeling with Blender - Full Class Recording

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Jonathan Lampel writes:

Welcome to the CGCookie Class: Vehicle Modeling with Blender! Here by popular demand, this class is designed to be a holistic learning experience about the art of modeling vehicles.

WEEK 1: Hard Surface Primer

Vehicle modeling is pure hard surface modeling. Therefore it's important to be proficient with general polygon modeling techniques. This first week we're ramping into this particular modeling skillset to prepare us for the vehicle modeling extravaganza to come!

WEEK 2: Vehicle Exterior Modeling

When I say "Imagine a vehicle" I'll bet a million dollars you're thinking about the exterior. And that's why the exterior is important. It defines everything about a vehicle's visual perception: Style, utility, purpose. This week we're going to build a vehicle exterior based on concepts like building to scale and building from blueprints.

WEEK 3: Vehicle Interior Modeling

The insides of vehicles involve more organic, soft shapes as well as opportunity for lots of fine hard surface details. Often vehicles renders focus on the exterior where the interior can be hidden or approximated. But not in this class!

WEEK 4: Vehicle Concept Sculpting

There's another facet of vehicle modeling that doesn't involve strict adherence to blueprints. Instead, Concept Sculpting is about designing a vehicle from scratch using the artistic approach of digital sculpting. This can be an extremely fun, experimental method for creating unique vehicles.

For the full archive of the homework submissions, visit the class homepage.

Also check out our Events page to see which classes are coming up so that you can tune in live!

About Author

Jonathan Lampel

I’m a 3D artist and designer for the CG Cookie crew. Outside the studio I’m a big fan of hiking, reading, and photography.

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