A Beginners Guide to 3D Furniture Modeling

Becoming a real professional with 3d furniture modeling services is not as easy as it might seem at first glance. And today we will consider the main points that must be taken into account when working.

Portfolio

Trying on a new role can open your eyes to many things that you did not notice before. This approach will always be relevant. Take the time and imagine that you are no longer an artist looking for work. You founded your studio to create Your Dream Project, and now your task is to hire people for a specific position.

With that in mind, set aside one hour to browse through the portfolios of 30 different artists relevant to the position. Type in the search tag for the profession you need (concept art, character/environment artist, VFX, etc.) and filter candidates by it. What is the point – fix in your mind or on paper – your thoughts while watching the works, get used to the role to the maximum, avoiding returning to your usual point of view.

You will soon realize that the impulse that prompts you to move to the next artist or linger on the current page arises after viewing one or two works. Seeing just one model, you will understand that candidate A does not yet reach the level you need, and, most likely, you will not watch his other works.

Think about how many jobs you need to see in order to decide what you want to contact a candidate and how many to close their page and move on to the next portfolio.

This will be your own number for each of you. By completing the exercise, you will learn the answer to this question. It is highly recommended to write down the findings and observations on paper to force the brain to rationalize and consolidate them in consciousness. Take a look at your portfolio from this point of view and honestly rate your level.

Talent and willingness to work are important, but the amount of time you devote to developing skills is also very important. Anyone who decides to become an artist or modeler will have to practice for many hours anyway.

Now that you can assess your portfolio more objectively, all you have to do is make decisions about how to organize your schedule, how best to showcase your work, which skills require extra attention, and more. This will improve the chances of your portfolio being noticed. People who select candidates for vacancies quickly understand the skill level of a specialist and easily recognize the student’s work. Lack of work experience may affect their decision, but this does not mean that you will be refused.

Think over and/or come up with your chip

As you already understood, you only have a few seconds to grab the viewer’s attention and keep them from closing your page, and this tiny amount of time is everything. If you did the 30 portfolio review exercise in an hour, each one took you an average of 2 minutes. Now imagine that half of this time is required in order to enter the page address in a search engine and understand the design of the sites of different artists. It is much easier to click on the arrow on Artstation and move on to the next specialist.

A good presentation is what grabs attention and encourages the viewer to see the rest of your work. Avoid complications – display quality pictures with good composition.

The presentation should be followed by media materials in which you answer as simply and clearly as possible the questions that a potential employer may have.

When you’ve done complex work with many elements, you naturally want to demonstrate it all. But that could be a mistake. It is better to pay attention to how harmoniously the parts of the whole fit together and how the lighting helps to best convey the volume of the space/character of the model. These are the ingredients for a good job that you want to hold your gaze on. Following the rules of composition, some areas of the work need to be shaded (no matter how much you want to flaunt them) in order to create the center of attention and outline the lines leading to it.

It is important to present your work in a harmonious and holistic manner, and not turn it into a supermarket of 3D models. Experts want to see not only that your art is good from a technical point of view, but also your ability to harmoniously fit the character into the environment. This does not mean that the work should be “realistic”, but the model can look reliable and appropriate in any style. You can always add angles that show the rest of the elements, but there must be at least one picture that does not show “everything at once”.

Remove all barriers to viewing and understanding your content

Don’t expect people to view your entire portfolio. Nowadays, people prefer scrolling to click on links, so do not hide your work on different pages and do not create additional folders.

Make a good presentation of your work, expect questions about it and answer them as simply and clearly as possible

Artists quickly form opinions about work based on two factors – artistic and technical competence. For each person, the preferred ratio of these factors will be different, but examples of work that clearly and accurately combine them will have the highest chance of being considered a candidate for the desired position.

Now you know how to present yourself as an experienced specialist in your field. The main thing is not to be afraid to constantly develop and learn something new about exterior modeling.

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