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Digital workshop: Basics of 3D sculpting with Blender


3D-Sculpting mit Blender

But what exactly is 3D sculpting? What skills do you need to master it? Where is 3D sculpting used and what possibilities does it offer?

In this blog post, we will address these questions and provide an insight into the world of 3D sculpting.


A new dimension of art: introduction to 3D sculpting


3D sculpting is a digital modeling technique in which artists create three-dimensional shapes directly on the computer. In contrast to traditional modeling by hand with clay or stone, 3D sculpting enables the use of digital tools to create and refine shapes quickly and precisely.


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What skills are required to master 3D Sculpting?


1. Drawing


One of the most important artistic skills for 3D modeling is drawing. Drawing is a fundamental part of traditional modeling as it allows artists to capture their ideas and visions on paper. In 3D modeling, drawing is replaced by working with a drawing tablet on a computer. Artists should be able to create sketches and designs on paper and then work on them on the computer.


2. Anatomy


Another important artistic skill for 3D sculpting is an understanding of human anatomy. In order to sculpt realistic and lifelike figures and characters, a sound knowledge of the anatomy of the human body is essential. Artists should be able to identify the different body parts and muscles and understand how they move and deform.

3. Shaping and texturing


Another important skill for 3D sculpting is the ability to shape and texture objects and characters. Artists should be able to sculpt complex shapes and structures and create textures and surfaces that look realistic and create a sense of volume.

4. Creativity and imagination


Finally, 3D sculpting also requires a strong sense of creativity and imagination. Artists should be able to translate their creative visions into the digital world and create new and interesting shapes and characters.


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What equipment do you need to start 3D sculpting?


1. Computer


The first and most important tool for 3D sculpting is, of course, a computer. A powerful computer with a good processor, sufficient RAM and a powerful graphics card is essential for 3D sculpting. As 3D sculpting is very computationally intensive, it is advisable to use a computer with at least an Intel i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and a dedicated graphics card.


2. 3D modeling software


3D sculpting also requires 3D modeling software that is specifically designed for sculpting objects. There are many different software options that offer 3D sculpting features, such as Blender, ZBrush, Mudbox and Sculptris. Each of these software options offers a variety of tools and features that allow artists to sculpt and texture complex shapes and characters.


3. Drawing tablet


A drawing tablet is another important tool for 3D sculpting. A drawing tablet is a type of digital drawing board that allows you to draw and sculpt directly on the screen using a special pen. There are many different types of drawing tablets on the market, such as the Wacom Intuos or the Huion Kamvas, which vary in price and functionality.


4. Optional: 3D scanner


A 3D scanner is an optional tool for 3D sculpting. With a 3D scanner, physical objects can be converted into digital 3D models, which can then be further processed in the 3D modeling software. There are many different types of 3D scanners on the market, such as the Ein Scan Pro or the Structure Sensor, which vary in price and functionality.


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Where is 3D Sculpting used?


3D sculpting is a digital modeling technique in which artists model three-dimensional shapes directly on the computer. This technique is used in various industries, including the film industry, computer game development, architecture and product design.

In the film industry, 3D sculpting is often used to create digital characters and creatures. Artists can use 3D sculpting software to create realistic and detailed character models, which are then used in films and animations.


3D sculpting is also an important part of the gaming industry. From the creation of characters and environments to weapons and vehicles, everything can be modeled using this technology. This allows developers to create realistic and detailed game worlds.

In architecture, 3D sculpting enables the creation of virtual building models that can then be used in 3D visualizations and animations. This helps architects to visualize their ideas and concepts and give their clients a better understanding of the final result.


3D sculpting is frequently used in product design. Designers can create product models quickly and precisely and then present them in 3D visualizations. This allows products to be brought to market faster and customer feedback to be implemented more quickly.

In summary, 3D Sculpting is used in many different industries and helps to model complex shapes and objects quickly and accurately.


Max Rieß - Pixomondo


Discover the world of 3D Sculpting with Max Rieß in our workshop!


In our workshop you will learn the basics of 3D sculpting and be able to create your own 3D models. Max Rieß, an experienced 3D artist, will teach you how to work with different digital tools and techniques to create realistic sculptures.

Max is an experienced VFX artist and 3D sculpting specialist who started his career at Pixomondo and has worked on films such as Hugo Cabret and Star-Trek Into Darkness. Since 2015 he lives in Frankfurt and works as a VFX supervisor for Pixomondo Germany. He has worked on many well-known projects such as Game Of Thrones, Raised by Wolves and Ant Man and the Wasp - Quantumania.


Whether you are a beginner or already experienced in 3D design, this workshop is suitable for anyone interested in creating 3D models. Max will give you step-by-step instructions and help you improve your skills.


During the workshop, you can of course exchange ideas with the other participants and share your knowledge and progress. It is a workshop in presence, which contributes enormously to a qualitative exchange and high efficiency. A creative and pleasant environment will help you to develop your creative skills.



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