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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!

Daytime camps are for 5 days, Monday to Friday (visit daily), and they combine an immersive learning environment and exciting leisure activities and are sure to ignite young imaginations.

Choose your preferred date and location:

  24 - 28
13 - 17
Hampstead   LAST 3            
Maidenhead BOOK              

    Spaces Available        Limited Spaces Available        Fully Booked   

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All fees are inclusive of VAT.

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26 August, 2016

tHe gO0d5t comp im da werld ^o^

I went on this course because I love animating as I would like to work at pixar animation studios when I am older. Nathan was of my tutors and he was very nice and helpful; although he could not get rid of all the bad contig.s and I had to restart my design, I had a blast! I would also like to menti


26 August, 2016

A good course

it is a really fun and good course with nice and helpfull instructors

25 August, 2016

Blending Blender

I learned how to use blender (and holograms/3d printers) to create models and armatures for body's (stickmen models) and then how to animate them.


25 August, 2016

An amazing week!

I really enjoyed this week, my tutor was amazing and we had a group of seven 11-14 year olds. We used blender to create a character and animations using our character. We were showed a 3D printer and they are going to 3D print our models and post it to us after the course (the printing takes a long


25 August, 2016


I took this coursed and we learned how to use blender to design our 3D models. The course was very rewarding when we put our beloved characters into a platform game and then printed them out in the 3D printer. I was happy to take mine home.

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