3D Concept Modeling — Winter School
JANUARY 27 — FEBRUARY 07, 2020
Do you want to gain more knowledge and practical skills in 3D Modeling? Welcome to our course!
Winter course “3D Concept Modeling” aims at bridging the gap between ideas and their physical representation by introducing students to the basics of three-dimensional modeling, sketching and rapid prototyping technologies. It gives a unique opportunity to learn about product design process and practice different approaches to develop an idea into a prototype with the help of digital and analog techniques.
We invite a diverse auditorium of creative people: product or industrial designers, computer graphics artists, fine arts or business-focused students. The module will be of interest for both experienced designers and beginners who'd like to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject area. Both Russian and international students can take part in the Winter School, all teaching will be conducted in English.
The module consists of 2 weeks of intensive teaching: cross-disciplinary curricula offers courses which represent different stages of design process from hand drawing to computer visualization and production. Extensive practical work is aimed at gaining insight into contemporary product design process and is lead by qualified professors. The facilities for the courses include well-equipped laboratories, computer rooms and drawing studios of SPbPU. Part of the Winter School takes place in FabLab Polytech, a digital fabrication center located inside University's campus — a unique environment for creativity and collaboration.
Arrival: Jan 25 – 26, 2020
Classes: Jan 27 – Feb 07, 2020
Departure: Feb 08 – 09, 2020
Duration: 2 weeks
ECTS credits: 5.0
- Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
- Regular registration fee: 540 euro
Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.
The cultural program includes:
- Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art;
- Pub Quiz;
- Excursion to the Kunstkamera museum, a cabinet of curiosity;
- Field trip to the “Baltika” Brewery/"Coca-Cola" factory where students can learn about the construction and logistic peculiarities of the plant;
- Full-day Wintry Event with sleigh riding and skating (optional for extra price).
Deadline for registration:
Early bird deadline: October 28, 2019
- for non-EU citizens: November 18, 2019
- for EU, Iranian and Indian citizens, citizens of visa-free countries: December 16, 2019
- Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required;
- Applicants are expected to have at least 1 year of University level studies.
Request the application form via e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The base module, which includes all what designer needs to come up with something special: design thinking, generation of ideas, sketching. First of all, you have to create an idea, the concept which will be taken as a basement for your creation.
Being one of the latest trends, computer modeling and visualization have become important stages of product and industrial design process. It enables creating realistic images and animations as well as careful handling of the object's details. The course will be an introduction to the basics of 3D modeling software and will guide the students through topics of planning, modeling, shading and rendering with the help of examples and templates. An emphasis on practical work will enable the students to get a profound experience of the software and create their own model.
The course will also show the connection between computer model and tangible prototype and will focus on preparing the model for digital fabrication.
The ability to digitally fabricate parts and whole pieces directly from computer models presents a whole spectrum of opportunities for designers. Access to laser cutting, CNC milling and 3D printing bridges the gap between designer and product allowing more control and iteration.
The course will provide an environment for experimentation with digital fabrication equipment and introduce students to details of prototyping process: tools, work-flow and aesthetics.
6-hours intensive course of Survival Russian is also included into the syllabus.
Professors and lecturers
- Simon Shchur (industrial designer, expert in additive technologies, associate professor of SPbPU);
- Yuliana Karpova (artist and designer, associate professor of SPbPU and Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design).