May 24, 2014
We’ve all seen blockbusters that seem to be made of up more CGI that natural footage, but I’d like to let you know about the value of 3D graphics for filmmakers. And it’s not just for those wanting to work on the next transformers movie.
Check out the main video here:
Having a basic knowledge of 3D allows you to make fancy titles for clients or short films, without shelling out loads of money to hire a 3D artist!
These days it’s pretty easy to motion track footage, enabling you to throw in what ever you can think of into a shot, for set extensions, CG characters, the possibilities are endless.
A lot of people seem to imagine 3D software as complicated. I’m here to tell you that once you have a basic understanding of the keyboard shortcuts, it really isn’t. I have to say, the first time I tried Blender, I followed a tutorial for making a cup, and then gave up. Trust me, if you stick with it, before long it will all begin to make sense.
And I don’t think you need to be an aspiring 3D artist to be interested in 3D art.
Imagine that you are a hugely successful director in hollywood, working with a team of 3D artists for your movie. You’re trying to explain to them what you are looking for, and you have just a bit of knowledge about how 3D works. That will make communication with them far easier, which is huge.
If you are interested in getting started with 3D graphics, I’d recommend that you download Blender (link) and go ahead and try some of the tutorials found below!
3D Modelling With Andrew Price:
3D Texturing with Andrew Price:
Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.