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Online Course – 1st Edition

Introduction to Organic 3D Modelling

January 11th-22nd, 2021

Scientific communication

Scientific Communication

This course will be delivered ONLINE: 21 hours of online live lessons, and 14 hours of participants working on their own, with tutored exercises. A good internet connection is required to follow the course.

Course Introduction to Organic 3D Modelling 1

Course overview

This course is designed as an introduction to organic 3D modelling with the software ZBrush (Pixologic) and is addressed at science researchers, communicators and professionals who want to learn to virtually sculpt 3D models of organic structures and who aim at incorporating computer-generated 3D graphics to their skills and workflow.

The course will be focused on the basics of 3D graphics management, the main interface and functionalities of ZBrush and the basic workflow of organic 3D modelling.

Requirements

This course is of intermediate level, elemental knowledge in some form of graphic art (illustration, design, sculpture, computer graphics, etc) is recommended.

All participants must have a pen tablet and a computer with Pixologic ZBrush installed. Trial license for this software can be found here. The free version of ZBrush does not contain all the applications that would be used during the course, therefore if you have a free version you will need the trial anyway.

Webcam and a good internet connection, as well as basic experience with personal computers are strongly recommended.

Contact

courses@transmittingscience.com

LOCATION

This course will be delivered LIVE ONLINE.

SCHEDULE

11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th, and 22nd of January: 15:00 to 19:00 online live lessons (Madrid Time Zone).

The rest of the time will be taught with assignments, to be done in the course dates between the live sessions.

DATE

January 11th-22nd, 2021

LANGUAGE

English

COURSE LENGTH & ECTS

35 hours online.

This course is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.

PLACES

Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Hugo Salais instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Hugo Salais
Metazoa Studio
Valencia, Spain

Program

  • Introduction to ZBrush
    • 3D basics: 3D space, polygons, vertices & meshes.
    • Presenting ZBRush: what makes this software unique?
    • First steps inside ZBrush: working in a 3D space, user interface, basic functionalities, managing ZBrush files.
    • Starting to sculpt in ZBrush: basic workflow.
  • Main tools in ZBRush
    • The Brush.
    • Masks and selections.
  • Advanced tools and techniques in ZBrush
    • Advanced Brushes & Insert Brushes: InsertMesh, ArrayMesh, NanoMesh, Fibermesh.
    • Live Boolean.
    • 3D modelling in ZBrush: ZModeler.
    • Hard Surface sculpting in ZBrush.
  • Sculpting workflow in ZBrush
    • Managing polygon count and topology in ZBrush: Subdivisions, Dynamesh, Sculptris, Retopology.
    • Main sculpting workflow: from primary volumes to high frequency details.
    • Model posing techniques.
    • Final steps: coloring, texturizing & rendering in ZBrush.
    • Exporting ZBrush models: UVs & maps, decimation, export formats, other texturing & rendering softwares.
  • 3D sculpting applied to Science
    • Sculpting with references in ZBrush: importing reference images and 3D models, ZGrid.
    • Measurements and scale in ZBrush
    • Other 3D software for scientific subjects

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until December 31st, 2020):
  • 456 € *
    (364.8 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after December 31st, 2020):
  • 560 € *
    (448 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Price is VAT included.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Funding

Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact courses@transmittingscience.com).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.

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