Certificate Digital Sculpting + Modelling
What is it?
ZBrush is an industry standard sculpting and 3D modelling application commonly used in animation, AR/VR, film/TV, illustration, jewelry design, prop making, and general sculptural practices. It is used as a tool to conceptualize and then fabricate those ideas, bringing them into reality.
This programme is designed in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland and will be taught by Sean Forsyth, a leading 3D sculptor and educator in this area. Seán has worked as a 3D Modeller, Texture Artist, Fur Groomer, Technical Director, CG Supervisor and Art Director in the animation industry for over 14 years, supervising multi Emmy award winning television cartoons in that time.
At the end of the course, you will understand the interface and basic workflows required to continue using the software to create your own 3D models. Both organic and hard surface modelling techniques will be explained and explored.
What will I do?
Animation is a digital medium 3d Modellers are a key component of the production pipeline. They are both the technicians and artists that sculpt in 3D, digital worlds, and everything we see in 3D animations, VFX and even films. they create the monsters and heroes but also the worlds around them and the objects they interact with. Animators then make them move. It is critical that any 3D sculptor has the advanced skills need to create convincing characters and worlds and their role. requires then to command a variety of digital practices and technologies to the final completion of complex creative projects. This course is focused on that outcome.
- Evidence competency of the 3D software (Z-brush) in an appropriate context.
- Synthesize the various technical elements required of the 3D (Z-brush) production process.
- Evaluate the various roles and process required of a 3D (Z-brush) sculpting pipeline.
Who can apply?
Experience using a drawing tablet is a big plus nut not essential.
Each student must provide their own drawing tablet – examples include:
The Huion Inspiroy H950P or the Huion New 1060 Plus (both available for approx EUR57 online). Alternatives might be the Wacom One (approx EUR59 online), or for those with a budget to spend and who want a professional version would be the Wacom Intuos 5 (approx. €400).
Applicants must have an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level.
Those without this qualification may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (recognition of prior learning) process.
As part of the RPL process, applicants in this category will be required to present a qualifying statement of a standard that demonstrates their ability to undertake work at Level 9.
Please also submit a CV and a short cover letter outlining your suitability for this programme.
Having been shortlisted based on their applications, all applicants will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
A portfolio is required that should include 4-5 images of creative work and a personal statement.