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3D Design Summer Camps for Kids

3D Design, Printing and Holograms - Bring creatures to Life!
Daytime Fee: £575 (incl) for 5 Days Daytime Duration: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Residential Fee: £1275 (incl) for 6 Days Residential Duration: Sun, 5pm - Fri, 5pm
Age:* 12 - 16 Parent Invitation: 'Meet The Character' - Fri: 4:00pm
Pre-requisite(s): None

Bring creatures to Life!

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Ever wanted to create a fully rigged, animated and rendered character? Now’s your chance! This is a highly technical and creative camp. You will design a character that starts life as a cube! This includes wire-framing, inserting bone structures, digital sculpting, lighting, body textures, animation, and rendering, all to industry standards. All characters will be 3D printed! Exciting stuff!

You’ll begin by mastering the basics of character animation, such as rigging and FK (Forward Kinematics), before learning how to digitally sculpt a character with clay, using custom brushes and texturing. You’ll bring your character to life using UV mapping before preparing it for animation. You’ll apply skinning, IK (Inverse Kinematics) and select unique poses for your character. Finally you’ll apply all the special effects, using lighting and camera angles and rendering still images. Et voilà… you've created your own animated character.


To start off, you’ll be introduced to the amazing 3D modelling and animation software, Blender. Using this incredible tool, you can really model anything you can think of. You’ll learn about the differences between orthogonal and perspective views, how to control and manipulate your model in 3D space, and the basic controls of Blender. You’ll also learn the vocabulary of the professionals, as we dive into polygons, edges and vertices, and looking at what makes a 3D model ‘tick’. Towards the end of the day, you’ll be looking at some basic character rigging, by adding a skeleton to your model.


Today you’ll be develop your character model further, and start looking at how to use kinematics to give your model natural movements. Animation can be difficult to get right, but after this day, you’ll be an animation master. You’ll make a variety of animations for your character, like walking, running and jumping, as well as looking at weight painting! Towards the end of the day, you’ll be adding details to your character, truly bringing it to life!


Next up is sculpting, or rather, digital sculpting. You’ll learn how to sculpt your 3D geometry to form some really natural and advanced shapes, such as a face! This is a much more natural and hands-on method of modelling than the extrusion modelling you did earlier in the course. You’ll then move on to create your very own character, from concept to finished model. The design is entirely up to you, and you’ll spend the day designing, modelling and animating it. At the end of the course you’ll be using this model to import into a fun game, 3D-print it, and project it via a holographic display!


You’ll begin the day by learning about 3D printing, and how you can successfully print your model, as well as letting your model strike a suitable pose for when it’s printed. Once your model is sent to be printed, it’s time to further improve it look, by use of appropriate materials, textured surfaces and UV Maps. You’ll then be set the scene, by adding lighting effects and cameras, before rendering images and videos.


The final stage! You’ll finish off your character’s animations, making it ready for its game, and displaying it via the hologram. Once you’re ready, you will export your character along with all its materials and animations, and put into the FunTech platformer game. Here you will be able to play using your very own character in a race to beat the highscore!

We’re sorry, there are no camps scheduled for 3D Design, Printing and Holograms.

Our schedules are released as soon as possible for each holiday period, please check back soon or contact us if you would like to be informed when our schedules are released.

We’re sorry, there are no camps scheduled for 3D Design, Printing and Holograms.

Our schedules are released as soon as possible for each holiday period, please check back soon or contact us if you would like to be informed when our schedules are released.

19 August, 2016


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Five stars

19 August, 2016


It was great and I had a lot of fun and really wished that I could rate 10 stars. But be careful Nyan Cat is here!!!

19 August, 2016

I admire Giorgio's patience....

This was soooooooooooooo fun!!! I think that I am going to use Blender a lot more in the future! Shout out to Giorgio who was really kind and had the patience of a saint when we caused mayhem every 5 or 10 mins! ;D

18 August, 2016

Great but expensive

I did really do want to come again because it is expensive. The tutor was really good he is really good at teaching.

18 August, 2016

Learnt a Lot

It was a fun camp, although a little challenging to begin with, learnt a lot and helped me to understand some really quite complicated software, that would've taken me a lot more time if I hadn't gone on the course. Tutor were happy to help and really friendly.

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