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3D Modeling

3D Modeling is the creation, manipulation, and storage of geometric objects to represent objects that are all around us or virtual objects. The process of 3d modeling begins with the use of specialized 3d modeling software. The 3D artist develops a mathematical, wireframe representation of the object using specialized software. The final product is called […]

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Leveraging 3D Models On A Website

Previously, whenever a company required 3D models they would have to hire a 3D modeler or 3D company to create it for them. This often resulted in a time intensive and expensive process. Most of the items created ironically, already existed in the hard drives of some 3d modeler somewhere in the world. With the current […]

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How To Smooth The Edges Of A Polygon Model

Polygon models which have surfaces that appear curves are actually created with tiny series of lines. These lines can be smoothed in the rendering process making the lines appear smoothed, and authentic. Many created 3D models are created from these series of tiny lines, but have the appearance of curved surfaces such as furniture, or […]

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The Three Methods Of Modeling

There are three types of modeling that are used to create a 3D model, these are; spline modeling, box modeling and poly modeling.   The first type of 3D modeling discovered is spline modeling. Spline modeling has also been referred to as patch modeling and allows a curve to be created with the use of […]

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Creating 3D Models With NURB Modeling

NURB modeling or, non uniform rational b-spline modeling creates 3d models with varying surface representations. This type of modeling allows for the curves that we see in sleek vehicle models and architecturally curved buildings.   Specific aspects of a NURB model include; knot vector, control points and the order of these items. Control points are […]

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Types Of 3D Modeling: Polygonal Modeling

There are three common shapes created with the use of polygonal 3D modeling; triangles, quads, and elements. Triangles are formed when three sided polygons are uses, quads are formed with four sided polygons are used, and an element is created by a group of polygons connected together at a shared point. Polygon modeling refers to […]

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3D Models For Use In Geological Modeling

Geological modeling serves the purpose of creating 3D models of sections of the earths crust. These 3D models are unique as they can be created with different types of simulations of rocks, even the types of cells within the rocks. 3D models allow seismologists to predict certain events within the crust of the earth from […]

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The Creation Process Of A 3D Model: Rendering

Rendering is the third and final step in the simple creation of a 3D model. Rendering refers to the image being visualized with images being created from the 3D model. There are many features of a rendering, these include; transparency, shading, shadows, reflection, depth of field, caustics, fogging, bump-mapping and texture mapping. These features are […]

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An Introduction To Spline Modeling

A spline is defined as a special function involving polynomials in the mathematics realm. It can also be used to describe an alternative way to figure interpolation problems, and is an easier less governed function than polynomial interpolation. For those not familiar (or interested) in mathematics, the term spline may be more familiar as it […]

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The Evolution Of 3d Modeling

3-D modeling has not always been high-tech software, and detailed mathematical equations. Today, when you hear the phrase “3-D modeling” you may think of teams of men in glasses with specialized degrees, sitting behind giant computer screens computing intricate shapes and designs. Though this is a pretty accurate description of big-name gaming and video company’s […]

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