Digital Art Resources for Beginners in 3D Modeling

Digital Art Resources for Beginners in 3D Modeling

Diving into the world of 3D modeling can prove to be a daunting task. All too often you find yourself swimming in technical jargon while attempting to navigate a new software platform’s interface that’s completely unintuitive and ties your brain in knots. 

But don’t lose hope! Cubebrush has a wide range of tools and tutorials to help you on your journey from novice to master modeler. In this article, we’ll be introducing you to six 3D modeling resources for beginners that will get you moving down the road. 

Tutorials and Tips 

Intro to 3D Modeling - Beginner Series Vol 1

This accessible tutorial brings the classroom experience to your desk by developing your understanding of the fundamental skills required to traverse the world of 3D art. This pack offers bountiful industry knowledge and digital art resources, opportunities to hone your skills through working with primitive objects, and final assignments to track your development. 

In this tutorial, you’ll receive:

  • Short, easy to understand Powerpoint presentations
  • College-level instructional programs at an affordable price
  • Knowledge of the 3D art industry
  • An introduction to the basics of 3D art
  • Use of 3DS Max User Interface
  • Practical assignments

Zbrush 2021 for Absolute Beginners

For those aspiring to design stylized characters, Zbrush offers you fantastic opportunities to bring your imagined creations to life. For a comprehensive introduction to the Zbrush interface, this tutorial is taught by 3D artist Abraham Leal, who has over nine years of industry experience and a passion for teaching newbies the ropes. In his capable hands, your fear of exploring this complex and popular software is guaranteed to vanish. 

This program covers:

  • An introduction to sculpting theory
  • Practice using Dynamesh
  • Polypainting techniques
  • The application of surface tools
  • Subdivisions and topology development
  • Zremesher operation

Sculpting In Blender For Beginners 

This newly updated course hands you all of the practical tools required to generate a range of original stylized characters, or even recreate some of the classic favorites. From sculpting a face to hand painting lifelike skin texture, this collection of tutorials equips you with the techniques needed to enhance the fine details of your projects and make them truly distinctive. 

This course delivers:

  • Over 23 video lessons with audio
  • An introduction to sculpting in Blender
  • A tutorial for sculpting a stylized male face
  • Tips for texturing and rendering realistic skin
  • 5 hours-plus of real-time recording
  • Pointers for sculpting in Blender 2.8

Maya 2020 for Absolute Beginners

If you are searching for helpful introductory digital art resources that cover a large scope of tools and techniques, this program is the one for you. This dynamic course will guide you through experimenting with lighting, various materials, and animation to name a few, through fun, instructive exercises.

These digital art resources cover:

  • Basic poly modeling and texturing
  • The fundamentals of rigging
  • Animations 
  • UV unwrapping
  • Rigging in Arnold

3D Assets & Tools 

Base Meshes Character Starter Kit + Rig

To guarantee you the most productivity for your time, this starter kit offers 23 basic male and female character meshes that come with good proportions, clean topology, and are easy to modify so that you have more time to concentrate on the enjoyable aspects of character design and can fast track the tedious ones.

This asset pack encompasses:

  • 3 male and 3 female variations in an anime, basic, and superhero styles
  • 2 Nendoroid-style characters
  • 15 Nendoroid anatomy parts including hands, feet, and heads

Base Meshes Animal Starter Kit 1 + Rig

Perhaps you have formally dabbled or even become proficient in crafting 3D human models and are now looking for a new challenge. This starter kit comes equipped with five set and rigged animal meshes that let you begin creating immediately. This asset pack enables you to jump headfirst into designing and experimenting while bypassing much of the technical, lengthy prep work, and it’s perfect for anyone looking to broaden the scope of their artistic reach and practice their newly acquired skills.

With this purchase, you’ll receive:

  • 5 Rigged, subdivision-ready animal base meshes

Make Learning to Model a Doddle with Cubebrush

Whether you're beginning from scratch or looking to expand your existing skill set with fantastic digital art resources, Cubebrush provides you with an abundance of assets at your fingertips to assist you in pursuing your artistic endeavors. With our expansive archives of learning tools and resources, you are guaranteed to find something perfect for you! 

Break the mold with Cubebrush today, and begin something extraordinary.