Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GAME 273 Digital Gaming Workshop - 3D Portrait Modeling

4 credits

Workshop introduces students to 3D facial modeling using Blender software. Class teaches fundamental industry-standard modeling skills to create a realistic 3D portrait that students may transform into a personalized fantasy portrait bust model.

The project will result in a final digital file format that can be rendered and 3D printed by the student. Blender is a free 3D modeling program that the student can continue to use after the workshop.

This course covers Facial Concept, Design and Development, Modeling, 3D Materials & Textures, UV Mapping, Digital Painting Texture. Previous game design and creation, traditional art and digital graphics programs and coding experience are a plus.


This course is exempt from the underage enrollment process.

Prerequisites: Passion for gaming, familiarity with different gameplay genres, strong computer software skills. Instructor permission required.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Create original character concepts and designs
  • Create professional-quality 3D models
  • Develop digital painting skills
  • Create textures in Adobe Photoshop
  • Create UV texture maps and apply co-ordinates to 3D character
  • Apply digital lighting principles to 3D Model
  • Output files to create physical models with 3D printers

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 40