3D Design

Lesson by: Ms. Stahl-Van Brackle, Computer Talent Teacher
Stephan A. Halsey JHS 157
8th Grade Computer

What is 3D Design?

3D modeling is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any three-dimensional surface of object (either inanimate or living) via specialized software. The product is called a 3D model. It can be displayed as a two-dimensional image through a process called 3D rendering or used in a computer simulation of physical phenomena. The model can also be physically created using 3D printing devices.
Geometric primitives are shapes such as cubes, spheres, cylinders, blocks, and cones that are combined in solid modeling to create a model of a part.

Exercise: Students will look at objects, and break them down into basic components (geometric primitives). They should draw the objects on paper using only geometric primitives to recreate the objects.