University of Michigan

Introduction to 3D Modeling

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Glenn Wilcox

Instructor: Glenn Wilcox


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Beginner level
No prior experience required
27 hours to complete
3 weeks at 9 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Gain interest in 3D design and learning how to use 3D modeling software.

  • Utilize 3D surface and 3D solid modeling tools to create and edit more complex designs.

  • Round out your foundational knowledge with 3D rendering and creating 3D printable models.

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There are 4 modules in this course

Following an introduction to the fundamentals of the interface, we will be exploring building blocks in 3D space, the Boolean Modeling and figured space.

What's included

17 videos9 readings4 quizzes2 app items2 discussion prompts

Week 2 focuses on compositional design and builds on tools used in week 1. This week primarily revolves around using 2D lines, curves and shapes to understand the concepts of 3D geometries.

What's included

17 videos5 readings2 quizzes2 app items1 discussion prompt

In this lesson students will learn to create 3D models of given and found household objects utilizing techniques and tools that explicate the concept of profile modeling, putting into practice learner's geometrical understanding of objects as assemblies, axis, symmetries, and sections.

What's included

21 videos5 readings3 quizzes2 app items1 discussion prompt

This week we learn how to create and edit complex surfaces using various different commands like loft, patch surface, surfaces from 2 or more curves, etc.

What's included

16 videos7 readings1 quiz2 app items2 discussion prompts


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5.0 (6 ratings)
Glenn Wilcox
University of Michigan
2 Courses28,285 learners

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