Intro to Production Modeling | CG Master Academy

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Intro to Production Modeling

A 6-week course in which students experience the expectations, techniques, and knowledge required for modeling in a production pipeline

Course overview Course overview

Course Overview

Create models for a production pipeline

Note: Course taken with Hunton Hodgkins is pre-recorded , with recorded feedback. Course taken with Vidya Vinnakota will be a mix of live lectures/Q&A's with recorded feedback. 

The aim of this course is to expose you to all of the things you'll need in order to be successful in a professional work environment as a 3D modeler. During this class, you'll learn how to streamline yourself to be a fast, efficient, and effective 3D artist. One of the core issues that junior artists face when working at a large company is learning how to acclimate to the studio environment. This course will teach you what the expectations are for production modeling and what it’s like to work on a production team. You will be creating models that are production friendly using the tools, techniques, and practices that are taught throughout the course. These apply to the game, film, and animation industries. You will create props from provided concept art, and at the end of the class you will assemble them into a scene--creating a vignette you can show in your portfolio or your demo reel. *Note: Students qualify for a free 3-year Educational license from Autodesk. Please visit their site for more details. (Course outline for each instructor may be different; for specific outline information, please select the instructor and click on "Request Syllabus" below.)



Course Format:   Pre-recorded format with Hunton Hodgkins | Live format with Vidya Vinnakota
Lecture Type:   Pre-recorded format with Hunton Hodgkins | Live format with Vidya Vinnakota
Feedback:   Individual recordings
Duration:   6- weeks
Assignment:   Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Q&A:   Live Format
Materials:   Maya (or equivalent), Substance (optional) *Note: Students qualify for a free 3-year Educational license from Autodesk. Please visit their site for more details.
Skills level:   Intermediate
Prerequisites:   Prereq: Intro to Maya | Must have basic knowledge of Maya

Intro to Production Modeling WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

What you'll learn

The more you know, the better.

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Interpreting concept and production art into models | Getting information about how your model will be used in production
How triangles, quads, ngons, and other geometry make up a model | What is "bad geometry" and how do we fix it? | Edge flow for organic and hard surfaces | Resolution Topology
Efficient work flow | Customize the interface using hot keys, shelf tools, and marking menus
Refining your model | Quality Check preparation for UVs | Intro to UV workflow part 1
Intro to UV workflow part 2 | Final Quality Check ,Cleaning | Naming and Grouping
Meeting deadlines | Showing your work to your supervisors and artistic directors | Ways of "selling" your model. | We will be touching on Arnold /Substance painter workflow using the hedgehog labs plugin, along with also how to present a model in viewport 2.0
Final Critques, and QA

Taking your skills to the next level

Hunton Hodgkins
Vidya Vinnakota


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Pricing & Schedule

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education.

These Finance Options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

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Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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