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Drawing & Rendering Techniques for Hardware Design

An 8-week course to help you develop a design language for vehicle, mech, and hard surface design

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet (or equivalent)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Dynamic Sketching 2 and Fundamentals of Design or good drawing foundation and understanding of perspective
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet (or equivalent)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Dynamic Sketching 2 and Fundamentals of Design or good drawing foundation and understanding of perspective
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Photoshop (any), Wacom tablet (or equivalent)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Dynamic Sketching 2 and Fundamentals of Design or good drawing foundation and understanding of perspective
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Introduction to Hardware Design

Using perspective to design vehicles & mechs | How to approach concept design for vehicles | Conceptualization & rough sketching, line art cleanup, basic value

Week 2 | Using Effective Reference

Develop a visual library | When and how to use reference | Creating a design language

Week 3 | Introduction to Mech Design

What makes a mech? | Develop impactful mech designs | Basic value and rendering

Week 4 | Form vs. Function

Establishing distinct design languages for vehicles with similar functions

Week 5 | Design Language & Style

Creating believable mech concepts in a variety of different styles

Week 6 | Introduction to Rendering

How to achieve realistic-looking materials | Painting & rendering techniques for vehicles & environments for design presentation

Week 7 | Finishing and Rendering Mechs, Part 1

Step-by-step to creating complete mech designs

Week 8 | Finishing and Rendering Mechs, Part 2

Painting & rendering techniques for mechs | Complete a render of your final mechanical/hardware design showing materials and overall structure of design

Drawing & Rendering Techniques for Hardware Design
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
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Dissecting the Design
Dissecting the Design
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Learning the Language
Reference Is Everything
Reference Is Everything
Mechanical Concept Design: Suspension of Disbelief
Mechanical Concept Design: Suspension of Disbelief
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COURSE BEGINS
April 17th

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

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Drawing & Rendering Techniques for Hardware Design
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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
Apr 29, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
ONLY
$699
COURSE BEGINS
April 17th
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