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Online Course – 2nd Edition

Introduction to 3D Modelling for Life and Earth Sciences

March 14th-28th, 2022

This course will be delivered live online

Online live sessions on the 11th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd and 25th of March; 14:30 to 16:30 and 17:00 to 19:00 (Madrid time zone).

28 hours of online live lessons, and 22 hours of participants working on their own.

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, in the context of model creation and management for Life & Earth Sciences.

The major contents of this program will be covered on a practical basis throughout the course, by means of the development of a complete 3D modelling project.

Check the full program here.

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

Dates

March 14th-28th, 2022

Schedule and Course length

Online live sessions on the 11th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd and 25th of March; 14:30 to 16:30 and 17:00 to 19:00 (Madrid time zone).

50 hours.

28 hours of online live lessons, and 22 hours of participants working on their own with tutored exercises and watching recorded lessons.

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.

Language

English

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.

Testimonials for this course

Introduction to Organic 3D Modelling (online) – 1st edition.

“Thanks to all the staff and above all to Hugo that teaches with professionality, passion and dedication! Many thanks for your advice and patience!”

Hugo Salais instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Hugo Salais
Metazoa Studio
Valencia, Spain

Haris Saslis coordinator for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis
Transmitting Science
Greece

Program

  1. FIRST STEPS IN A 3D MODELLING ENVIRONMENT
    • 3D modelling fundamentals.
    • Basic software interface.
    • Navigating the 3D space.
    • Managing your files & models properly.
  2. BASIC 3D MODELLING TOOLS
    • Moving your models in the 3D space: transpositions & the gizmo tool.
    • The Brush: main brush gallery, how to configure & customize your brushes.
    • Masking, selections & polygroups.
  3. 3D MODELLING WORKFLOW
    • Where to start sculpting? 3D Primitives & base meshes.
    • Main sculpting workflow: from primary volumes to high frequency details.
    • Sculpting with reference.
    • Managing resolution & topology throughout the sculpting process.
  4. ADVANCED 3D MODELLING TOOLS
    • Creating complex primary volumes: ZModeler, Live Boolean, ZSpheres.
    • Creating fur & other complex, repeat structures: Insertmesh, Nanomesh, Fibermesh.
    • Sculpting with Physics: Dynamics.
  5. FINISHING TOUCHES – BRINGING YOUR 3D MODEL TO LIFE
    • Posing your model.
    • Adding some colour to your model: texturizing with Polypaint and materials.
    • Taking the perfect shot of your model: lighting, camera & rendering.
  6. 3D MODELLING APPLIED TO LIFE & EARTH SCIENCES: WORKING WITH MULTIPLE SOFTWARES
    • Prepping & exporting your finished model to other softwares (texturizing, render engines, animation, 3D printing, etc).
    • Importing & managing 3D assets from life & earth sciences (fossil scans, molecule models, geological & topographical data, etc).

The major contents of this program will be covered on a practical basis throughout the course, by means of the development of a complete 3D modelling project.

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until January 31st, 2022):
  • 456 €
    (364.8 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after January 31st, 2022):
  • 560 €
    (448 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • The price is VAT included.
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance in the course. Payment is not required during registration.

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 Spain may benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you would like to enquire about this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict registration order.

Registration

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