3D Game Art

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Sandeep Kumar

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Course Name : 3D Game Art

Code(Credit) : CUTM3121 (0-2-5)

Course Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of Texture Painting in Blender
  • Add realistic and optimized lighting to your 3D scenes
  • Render and post-produce your final images in an artistic way

Learning Outcomes

  • The skills to model high quality 3D models
  • Learn the fundamentals of digital sculpting in Blender
  • Add shaders and textures to your 3D models

Project List

  • 3D Modeling of Interior Design
  • Creating Virtual Environment
  • 3D Cartoon Character Design, Rigging and Animation

References

  • Cycle Encyclopedia by Blender Foundation Certified Trainers
  • Blender 2.9 : An Overview by Leon Ortiz
  • The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation by John M. Blain

Course Syllabus

Module I

Sketch and Drawing Fundamentals

  • Basics of Storyboarding
  • Character Sketching
  • Scene Sketching
  • Interface
  • Navigation
  • Selection
  • Transforming Objects
  • 3D Cursor
  • Editors
  • Layouts

Module II

3D Modeling

  • Intro to 3D Modeling
  • Edit Mode
  • Modifiers
  • Sculpting
  • Introduction to Shading and Texturing
  • Texturing
  • UV's
  • Texture Painting
  • Shading

Module III

Rendering and Animation of a Character

  • Introduction to Animation
  • Keyframes
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Particles, Rigidbodies, Cloth, Fire and Smoke, Fire and Fluids
  • Introduction and settings of Rendering and Compositing
  • Cameras
  • Final Rendered Rigged Animated Character

Session Plan

Session 1

Storyboarding

  • Scene Sketching
  • Character Sketching

Video File: Character Sketching and Environment

Session 2

Intro to 3D Software

  • What is 3D
  • What is 3D Modeling Software

Video File:  3D Modeling Software

Session 3

Interface

  • Scene Collection
  • Project Window
  • 3D Viewport Area

Video File: Basic Interfaces of Blender Software

Session 4

Navigating Blender

  • File
  • Render
  • Window
  • Layout

Video File: Viewport Navigation in Blender

Session 5

The Properties Panel

  • Active Tool and Workspace Settings
  • Render Properties
  • Output Properties
  • View Layer Properties
  • Scene Properties
  • World Properties
  • Object Properties
  • Modifier Properties
  • Particle Properties
  • Physics Properties
  • Object Constraint Properties
  • Object Data Properties
  • Material Properties
  • Texture Properties

Video File: Properties Panel

Session 6

3D Modeling Basics

  • Interior Design
  • Lowpoly Cartoon Character modeling
  • 3D Robot Design

Video File: Basic 3D Modeling

Video File: Cartoon and 3D Robot Design

Session 7

3D Modeling

  • 2BHK Interior Design
  • Detailing of the created assets
  • Character Design

Video File: Interior Design with all detailed assets

Video File: Character Modeling

Session 8

Selection

  • Tools used to select the vertices, Edges or Faces
  • Keyboard Shortcut Keys to select the object

Video File: Selection Method and Tricks in Blender

Session 9

Transforming Objects

  • Move the object
  • Move tool to transform the object/Edges/ Faces/Vertices

Video File: Object Transformation in Blender

Session 10

Different type of Cursor

  • Active Element
  • Median Point
  • Individual Origins
  • 3D Cursor

Video File: Cursors

Assignment- 01

Draw a 2D Design for a Cup and Develop the 3D Model in Blender

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 11

Editors

Video File: Editors in Blender Software

Session 12

Layouts

Video File: Layout in Blender

Session 13

Different Types of Mode available in 3D modeling software

  • Object Mode
  • Edit Mode
  • Sculpt Mode
  • Vertex Point
  • Weight Paint
  • Texture Paint

Video File: Learn the Different Mode in Blender Software

Session 14

Modifiers

Video File: All 50+ Modifiers in Blender

Session 15

Session 16

Shading and Texturing

Video File: Texturing

Session 17

Creating Texture Map

Video File: How to Make Texture Map

Session 18

UV Unwrapping

Video File: Intro to UV Unwrapping

Session 19

Texture Painting

Video File: Introduction to Texture Paint mode

Session 20

Shading

Video File: Intro to Shading in Blender

Assignment- 02

Unwrap the created 3D Model and texture it.

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 21

Animation

Video File: Animation with Physics added Object

Session 22

Session 23

Physics

Video File: How to use Physics in Blender

Session 24

Session 25

Session 26

Cloth Simulation

Video File: Easy Cloth Simulation

Session 27

Fire and Smoke

Video File: Fire and Smoke Basics

Session 28

Session 29

Rendering and Compositing

Video File: Compositing and Rendering

Session 30

Rendering

Video File: Intro to Render a scene

Assignment- 03

Make a fire with smoke and blowing the water scene in Blender

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 31

Camera Settings for render the Scene

Video File: How to Use Camera and How to Render in Blender

Session 32

Render types and it's Settings

Video File: Different Render type

Session 33

Final Rendering

Video File: Render your 3D Viewport area/ Scene

Session 34

Creating a Landscape Painting Using Brush Tools

Video File: Terrain landscape painting using brush tool

Session 35

Working with Knife Tool

Video File: Knife tool used in blender

Session 36

Understanding with Alteration Tool

Video File: All editing tools and it's shortcut key

Session 37

Drawing and Sketching Tools

Video File: Grease Pencil tool used in Blender

Session 38

2D Sketching fundamentals, tool and types of Art, views

Video File: 2D Sketch in 3D Modeling Software and convert it in 3D Mesh

Session 39

3D Space understanding, keys and mouse control

Video File: keyboard and mouse control overview

Session 40

UV Mapping

Video File: Intro to UV Mapping

Assignment- 04

Make 2D and 3D sketch in Blender then by the help of this sketch, make 3D model of that sketch.

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 41

Bones and Armature setting to the character

Video File: Armature/Bones Rigging and Leg IK for Simple 3D Character

Session 42

Material used in 3D Modeling software

Video File: Understanding Materials in Blender Software

Session 43

3D modeling modes and different arts.

Video File: 2D Drawing to 3D Models in Blender

Session 44

File type supports in Blender software, Import from other sources to game engines

Video File: Export and Import from other source

Session 45

Game Mechanics understanding, designing class diagram

Video File: 2D Drawing Layout style in Blender

Session 46

Shadow analysis an enhancement in 3D viewport area or scene view

Video File: Render the Shadow in Blender

Session 47

Creating virtual environment for character animation

Video File: Making 2D Side Scrolling Parallax Background

Session 48

Import/Export the Designed 3D Rigged Character in your current active project

Video File: The Background for character animation

Session 49

Character model understanding, adding bone to a character

Video File: How to add bones to the character in blender software using Rigify Addon.

Session 50

Keyframe setting in a rig, Recording of character animation

Video File: Character animation using keyframe setting and graph editor in blender

Assignment- 05

Rig the Designed Character and animate it.

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 51

Rigging.

Video File: Guide to Rigging in Blender

Session 52

Keyframe and graph setting for animation

Video File: Basics of animation using Keyframe and Graph editor

Session 53

Project Work:

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 54

Project Work:

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 55

Project Work:

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 56

Project Work:

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 57

Project Work:

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 58

Project Work:

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 59

Project Work:

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Assignment- 06

Make a Character and background environment then animate the character and Do the Final Render Video.

Mode of Submission : Online, Please Upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 60

Final Examination

Practice + External Viva

Case Studies

  1. Storyboarding a Concept Art
  2. 3D Modeling of Characters and Environment
  3. Texturing of Characters and Environment
  4. Lighting and Final Rendering of Scene

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