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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.

DAY 1

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.

DAY 2

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!

DAY 3

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!

DAY 4

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.

DAY 5

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:

  1 - 5
Aug
8 - 12
Aug
15 - 19
Aug
22 - 26
Aug
       
Hampstead       BOOK        
Maidenhead LAST 1              
Richmond       BOOK        
St. Albans     LAST 1          
Tonbridge     BOOK          
Westminster   BOOK            

    Spaces Available        Limited Spaces Available        Fully Booked   

Camp already full?

If the camp that you would like to attend is full you can go on our waiting list and if we have any cancellations we will contact you - just click ‘full’ on the table above.

Not available in your area?

If you would like to see this camp run in your area please let us know and we shall look into running this camp.

VAT

All fees are inclusive of VAT.

Our residential camps provide children with the unique opportunity to learn the very latest tech skills and enjoy the adventure of staying away from home with like-minded young people. Boarding with us for the week, children are immersed in a gripping timetable of activities alongside their lessons, including archery, body zorbing and fencing to name a few.

Choose your preferred date and location:

  14 - 19
Aug
             
Tonbridge LAST 2              

    Spaces Available        Limited Spaces Available        Fully Booked   

Camp already full?

If the camp that you would like to attend is full you can go on our waiting list and if we have any cancellations we will contact you - just click ‘full’ on the table above.

Not available in your area?

If you would like to see this camp run in your area please let us know and we shall look into running this camp.

VAT

All fees are inclusive of VAT

Elena
Other
28 August, 2015

Fun Tech

Everyone is very friendly here. The girl from reception is always smiling. It makes everybody feel very good. The boys that are helping to the kids are great! The girl I am looking after is very happy to be here and she enjoyed very much the time spent in this camp. Thank you very much :)

TMC
Student
20 August, 2015

AWESOME

I really loved the course and I definitely want to do want to do it again I would recommend it for everyone

Taran
Student
20 August, 2015

10/10 COMING AGAIN

AMAZING - no seriosly I loved it and we got to 3D print our models

Zoe
Student
20 August, 2015

3D Modelling & Animation

I had a really good time. We used a piece of software called "Blender" to create are final models and animate them; at the end we got to finish our final model on the 3D printer. It was really fun and I'd definitely do it again!

Sophie
Student
20 August, 2015

Excellent

I had an amazing time, and learnt many new and interesting things that I would not have learnt if I didn't go there, The activities we do are really fun. I hope in the future I can go on more courses. We used a programme called 'Blender' it was really interesting learning all the new techniques, and

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