If you are a footwear designer with no experience whatsoever in 3D design and you are on a very limited budget, then this is the course for you! Experienced design engineer Juraj Suska has developed a very professional, yet also very frugal workflow to scan and design shoes in 3D, without needing any expensive equipment and using only software that is either free or highly affordable.
In this course he will first teach you how make a professional 3D scan of a shoe and/or a last using only a phone with a depth camera. Then you will use that scan to create an editable last shape in Blender. This is free open-source 3D design software that is ideal for designing footwear.... if you know which functions to use. Juraj will teach you all that, so you do not have to invent the wheel. Blender is not only free, but also more user friendly than heavier programs like Rhino.
Juraj will also show which digital material databases you could access online to download free digital material swatches.
In the second part of the course you will create a sole and upper on the last you made and on the final afternoon Juraj will demonstrate how to professionally render your designs with Blender and Substance Painter, a sophisticated yet extremely affordable 3D texturing Suite by Adobe.
Maximum number of participants: 12
Teacher: Juraj Suska
Duration: 4 days, from 9am - 5:30pm
Course dates: Monday - Wednesday, May 4-6 and Friday, May 8 (Thursday off)
Location: University of Oregon
Course price: $1400/€1295 ATTENTION: THE FIRST 5 PARTICIPANTS GET 10% DISCOUNT, USE CODE BLENDER5 ON CHECKOUT! THIS OFFER IS VALID UNTIL FEBRUARY 29, 2020!
Requirements: we expect that all participants are footwear professionals and know how to design shoes. You do not need any prior knowledge of 3D software though. You are required to bring your own laptop with Blender installed. This is free software that you can download here.