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    3D Modeling

    After 2 hours of going through the google map thread, I finialy got around to post this lol

    Anyway,When im older, I want to work for places like Blur Studios, Pixar etc. Places that do 3D modeling, animation for Films, TV shows etc.

    I've been using 3D Studio max now for 2 years, on and off over the years and have been really intrested in it. I have not yet left school, got 1 year left, and I would like to know what to do after school to get into the jobs I want.

    Would I go straight to university, or collage then university? What sort of corses would I need to take, I've seen some Industrial design courses around which seem to be good, but what else would I need etc?

    Please help me, as I want to know what I need to do and get before I leave school and go straight into further education for it.

    Thanks,

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    well alex if your intersted in 3d modeling and 3d modeling alone then i would apply to a school that specialises in digital art and media. This way you can refine your skill and learn how to make application with your abillities. If your still in highschool and wondering how to get into these shools you can do it in a number of ways. Whats important fisrt off is wrather the school you choose requires that you submit a portfolio, a school usually does this so that they can see where your skill level starts. You can submit work through an online portfolio which could also have your demo reel, or you could simply make a demo reel and submit that. There a are number of digital arts schools in the states i hope you find one that can contribute to your goals.





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    Many of the things I have made in 3D Studio max have not really been good for a portfoilio, mainly just things I have picked up and decied to see what it does if you change the value of this etc. So if I wanted to get into an art school, I would need a good portfolio of 3D modeling, or does there have to be some sketches aswel? I do GCSE Art at my school at the moment, so if they require drawings, I should beable to use some of my work from that?

    Looks like I have a tough time ahead of me to get a good selection of images for a portfolo, not very good at doing organic things so I will need to get going on them.

    So there would be no need for collage, just go straight to an art school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex[RM-UK]
    So if I wanted to get into an art school, I would need a good portfolio of 3D modeling, or does there have to be some sketches aswel?
    If you want to go to an art school typically you need a fairly strong portfolio of traditional art, in fact some of the digital media type places require a traditional art portfolio too.
    I see you're doing GCSE art, most art schools will require "A" level, "Higher" or a foundation / portfolio course although they'll usually overlook that if you had a very strong portfolio. ( this at least is how it used to work, may well have changed since my day )

    Go talk to your art teacher, he or she should hopefully be able to point you in the right direction.

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    So I don't need to get Top marks, 'A' in GCSE Art to get into an art school? I'll have to talk to the carrers person in school rather than my art teacher, he knows nothing at all.

    Does anyone know some good art schools in the UK, that do digital arts for 3D modeling, animation rendering etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex[RM-UK]
    So I don't need to get Top marks, 'A' in GCSE Art to get into an art school?
    Most traditional art colleges will want art at "A" level (or whatever it's called these days)and / or a good portfolio.

    Check the website/prospectus of whichever art school you were thinking of attending, they will have the qualifications you are likely to need to be accepted, Art and English are usually the most important two but as I said some places will cut you a bit of slack if your portfolio is exceptionally good.

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    Bugger, - I'm going to have to do loads over the holidays then, because I don't think i'm going to get an A at this rate (about half the people in my class are idots, chavs as we call them who keep putting CRAP music on, throwing pens, rubbers etc). My drawing is no where near as good as my 3D Design, I don't see why most places need an A in art to do 3D Design. Yeh you need to be good at it.

    Hehe got any tips for getting good marks in art? apart from draw ^^

    So, say I don't get an A, but say I get a B. Then if most of the art schools require an A, to get in at least and my portfoilio is good, maybe not 'Wow!' am I stuck, or can I retake the art exam or something to get the extra marks to an A?

    I really want to get into an art school and study Digital art so I can get the job I want, suppose if I am determind enough I can hopefully get it.

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    well schools usualy go by .. ur orginal meida. such as drawing.. painting.. etc. your portfolio should be comprised of that first.. so teh school can see ur basic skills in rendering( not CG rendering) from still lifes and so one. Also they will most likely be looking for body figures as well. Im going to the School of Visual Arts in NY, for CG (computer art). This was basically what they wanted from me. I showed them alot of still lifes and organic material. I just wish my drawings from head were just as good...lol. anyway i hope i helped u in some way

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    I think we've got a case of crossed wires here, by "A" I'm talking about the actual level of study, not your grades, "A"level used to be the one after GCSEs / standard grades, in Scotland it used to be called highers/ sixth year studies, typically what you study in your final years of high school. ( Long time since I was in school so apologies if they're now just called gcse or something.. )

    Also just to clarify, when I say "art school" I'm talking about a 4 year degree course, BA/BDes at a University or College of Art, if you're looking to do say an HNC/D in 3d graphics / digital media or similar you can likely do that at a local college somewhere, the entrance requirements are likely to be much lower and it might actually be more relevant to you than an art degree.

    Just to complicate things further a lot of the "traditional" art schools are now branching out into digital areas too..

    There are a lot of options open, none of them will guarantee you a job doing what you want so only you can really decide where to go with this.

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    The A's and B's that I've been talking about are not the level of education, such as 'A Level Art', they are the alphabetical version of my mark. I am still 15 and in school, my last year will start in September, therefore I will be in Year 11, my 11th year at school.

    I took GCSE Art for which you will get 1 GCSE from it. The A's and B's I said were what mark I will get in that GCSE. So say I got a mark of 50, that could be an A. We do an pratice art exam earily this year and my mark was 29, which was a high C. and 50 is full marks, so for that you get an A

    Now, from what you said eariler on - you said I would need to get an A, does this mean A Level Art, or to get an A in GCSE Art. These are 2 completly different things as one is far higer, the A level.

    Now that we have that sorted, after I leave school when im 16 do I need to go to collage and take a Digital Art course to do 3D modeling, design OR go straight to a Universtity/Art School?

    Does that also mean the requriments for getting into a 3D course will be far lower than what you said before?

    I hope this hasn't confused anyone more!

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    i would advise going to an art school, were it will have a department for CG and 3d modeling. You go to a art school just like any other college. After you finsh college and have teh basics or more.. u get ur masters like i will be getting. After college u also can go to a speciality school, were u can use the portfolio made during the 4 years of college.. or u can go out in teh world to get a job. All art school si think go by ur portfolio more then grades

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    So I just need to go to a collage that does 3D? Then go to a dedicated art school for 3D after collage? That seems better because then I would learn more and be able to builds up a proper portfolio for them.

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