What is 3D modelling – According to Wikipedia, “In 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any surface of an object (either inanimate or living) in three dimensions via specialized software. The product is called a 3D model. Someone who works with 3D models may be referred to as a 3D artist. The created model 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. Models may be created automatically or manually. The manual modeling process of preparing geometric data for 3D computer graphics is similar to plastic arts such as sculpting. 3D modeling software is a class of 3D computer graphics software used to produce 3D models. Individual programs of this class are called modeling applications or modelers.”
3D modeling is a technique in computer graphics for producing a 3D digital representation of any object or surface. An artist uses special software to manipulate points in virtual space(called vertices) to form a mesh: a collection of vertices that form an object. These 3D objects can be generated automatically or created manually by deforming the mesh, or otherwise manipulating vertices. 3D models are used for a variety of mediums including video games, movies, architecture, illustration, engineering, and commercial advertising.
What is BlocksCAD – BlocksCAD is 3D modeling software designed by teachers, for teachers. BlocksCAD is web based software that makes it easy enough for grades 3+ to start working with 3D modelling while providing rich learning outcomes by developing strong math and computer programming skills. With a simple block-based programming interface, students will write programs to design their models. They will build a strong understanding of the underlying geometry of the 3D space. They’ll be having so much fun bringing their own designs to life, they won’t even realize that they are doing math.
With BlocksCAD you are able to design, build and program wherever you go no matter your experience level! BlocksCAD is extremely easy for anyone to use, and can be used on any Chrome or Firefox browser – on notebooks, Chromebooks, and tablets. That’s why educators, students, makers and parents love BlocksCAD.
As part of this development track you will learn the basics 3D modelling using BlocksCAD.