SCHEDULE – 3 CLASSES
- Date: April 13 – April 27
- Every Monday evening (for 3 sessions)
- Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
- Location: online classes via Discord
This is a Beginner-Level Workshop. No experience is necessary. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Learn to sculpt online using sophisticated digital tools! This 3-session series is a beginner friendly class where students use Blender 2.8, focusing on incorporating digital tools with traditional sculpting principles. Students do not need any computer experience, but should have an interest in digital sculpting and designing characters.
Minimal setup and requirements
FX Dojo online requires less than 5 minutes of preparation. After registration, students will receive clear email instructions on how to proceed using Discord, the popular chatroom app used by gamers worldwide. To participate, students will need:
- Computer, PC or Mac (unfortunately iPads and other tablets won't work for this class)
- Mouse will work, but Drawing Tablet is highly recommended
- Reliable Internet connection
- Blender 2.8 (free download)
- Discord (free download)
- A Discord account (free)
High resolution 3D sculpting has been dominated by Zbrush artists for over a decade, but the release of Blender 2.8 has leveled the playing field. FX Dojo presents: Digital Sculpting in Blender - an introduction to shaping virtual clay using state-of-the-art technology.
Learn workflows for multiple body parts
Sometimes your character is too detailed for your computer to handle the poly count. This class offers various solutions to maintain your original concept while optimizing your workflow.
The Mask Brush allows artists to sculpt with a stencil
Students will encounter several scenarios where masking can help speed up defining features. Starting with sculpting stitches on a football, the exercises will progress to detailing eyes, ears, and other parts of an original character.
Practice and master the most important brushes
Blender offers a wide variety of brushes but sculpting skill cannot be substituted by anything other than discipline and work ethic. Practice using the bare minimum and when the time is right, the instructor will introduce new tools to solve specific high-level problems.
Use a tablet for ultimate control and detail
Sculpting with a mouse is possible but not ideal. This course provides non-stop drills using a standard, low-cost tablet to build strong fundamentals which can be universally applied to any other software, such as Zbrush, Photoshop, and Maya.
Matcap and Materials
Different models look best with different materials. Switch views to show off your details or simply to polish hard to see areas of your model.
FX Dojo is committed to combining art and technology in a well-rounded educational environment. All teachers are well versed in traditional and digital art, in order to provide students with relevant support inside and outside the classroom.
FX Dojo is located in Liberty Station, San Diego. Click HERE for detailed directions. I hope to see you in class soon!