This guide was developed as part of our program to ease the transition of new or potential digital artists into the 3D industry for professional careers. Feel free to share this PDF version with your family, friends, and associates.
Does the thought of all this 3D stuff have you wondering if there is anything you can do in 3D? Today 3D and computer graphics are used in many of the great films (not just animations) to bring movies to the big screen like never before. Not to mention those awesome console games and online gaming. With 3D it seems that if you can imagine it, then it can be created (at least in the virtual world of 3D). If you want to explore the possibilities of 3D for yourself, then you will need to become familiar with what 3D can do for you and decide if and how to become the next great 3D Artist. You will find information in this guide to help get you started by introducing much of the general information and questions that most people think about before beginning their own 3D quest. Our goal is to encourage each and everyone who reads this to enter some field in the 3D industry. Just starting out and don't know where to begin or what to buy? You can read about these topics and issues that you may helpful to get started and succeed!
To 3D Or Not To 3D; what can I do with 3D?
Digital Graphics; exactly what is CGI?
Tools & Equipment; what hardware do I require for 3D?
Endless Apps; which platform do I choose for my 3D work?
Best Fit; what personality type am I; Builder, Painter, or Producer?
Build It Or Buy It; should I make it myself or pay someone else for it?
Piecemeal Or Publication; should I research the subject or purchase tutorials?
Honesty Is Not The Best Policy; OUCH! How will I live with myself?
Low-Key, High Alert; Eyes Open, Mouth Shut!
Ask For Every Penny It's Worth? Overpricing seems to be the trend.
You Can Do It All Yourself! Or can you?