This interdisciplinary course explores how physical drawings are imported into the digital world as aids for 3D creation and how 3D digital models are exported into the physical world for 2D drawing. At a time when digital, three-dimensional space has entered our visual vocabulary in everything from commercial and social interfacing, game design, and entertainment, now more than ever it is important to understand its potential and how it works. Students will be introduced to 3D modeling in both geometric and organic forms, as well as pursue physical drawing methods conducive for digital integration. Emphasis will be placed on experimentation in navigating between the digital and physical processes. Exercises and assignments will be contextualized with lectures, readings and critiques.
Artwork (detail) by Kyle Hittmeier
RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar’s office and then complete the online course registration.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- This course requires access to Rhino 3D. This service costs $195 per user.
- This course requires access to the following hardware: smartphone; digital camera or scanning app on a smartphone; 3-button mouse with a scroll wheel; color printer (inkjet or laser).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.
June 22–July 31, 2020