UNIT XV

Design + Visualization

Tutors:  Javier + Ross

 

Introduction :

Unit XV is a 3 months 1-to-1 flexible course aimed at students or professionals of architecture, interior design, product design, concept design, digital art, motions graphics, NFTs, concept or commercial cinematics, and anyone with an interest in learning the latest techniques and methodologies in digital design and visualization regardless of your background.

We will start with a discussion about your personal interests and ambitions. This will help us tailor the program to you and your objectives. The outcome of this initial step will be a customised brief for the development of a project. 

 

To inform the brief we will also suggest topics and agendas we currently find interesting such as:

- Functionally graded materials.

- Large scale 3d printing.

- Novel/experimental typologies for site/culture specific projects.

- Dystopic narratives.

- Bio-inspired strategies, aesthetics and performances.

- Generative and parametric design.

The course equally weighs concept design, 3d modelling and visualization skills and attempts to integrate them all into one streamlined pipeline.

The course is designed for flexibility and will be adjusted for any technical level and background, from complete beginners to already advanced designers.

Softbiome will provide a digital certificate upon completion of the course.

Material Covered :

 - Design brief and design methodology.
 - Procedural modelling using Houdini.
 - Polygonal modelling using Modo.

 - Nurbs modelling using Rhino.
 - Concept rendering using Redshift.

 - Visualization using Unreal Engine.

 - Texturing using Substance.
 - Video post-production using Adobe Premiere Pro.

We will provide licenses for Modo and Houdini

The fully functional Demo version of Redshift works with our Houdini Education license

Unreal Engine use is for free

If you do not currently have access to Adobe Premiere Pro or Rhino we will also provide educational licenses for these.

Extra Access :

All Softbiome's Unit XV students will have full access to Softbiome's Fabrics 1.0, Intro to Houdini and Multi-objects courses and you will continue having access to the material for 24 months from the completion of the course.

All classes will be recorded and you will be given a private access to them lasting 12 months from the completion of the course.

Structure :

12 weeks, 2 tutorials per week (Design + Visualisation)

Total hours: 21

week 1 INTRO  Javier + Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 Introduction to the course. 

  • Conversation about the course and the brief.

week 2 DESIGN  Javier / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 2 VISUALIZATION  Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 3 DESIGN  Javier / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 3 VISUALIZATION  Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 4 DESIGN  Javier / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 4 VISUALIZATION  Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 5 DESIGN  Javier / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 5 VISUALIZATION  Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 6 DESIGN Javier / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 6 VISUALIZATION / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 7 DESIGN Javier / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 7 VISUALIZATION / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 8 INTERIM CRIT  Javier + Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 9 DESIGN  Javier / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 9 VISUALIZATION   Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 10 DESIGN   Javier / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 10 VISUALIZATION    Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 11 DESIGN  Javier / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 11 VISUALIZATION   Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

week 12 FINAL CRIT  Javier + Ross / 1h  (pre-arranged day)

  • 1-1 tutorial

  • Assistance with software

For any question you might have please send us an email to:  javier@softbiome.online

Example of outcomes of the course:

Video soundtrack credits: "Dirty" by Grandson