CG Spectrum – Advanced 3D Modeling Course

Advanced 3D Modeling Course




From $7,999 USD


9 months





about the course

What will you learn?

Advance your 3D sculpting skills with an industry professional as your mentor. Learn complex digital sculpting and texturing techniques as you work with everything from hard surface modeling to character, creature, and environment modeling. Graduate with critical job skills and a polished reel to show employers!

Discover the best ZBrush, Maya, Houdini, and Substance Painter techniques to speed up your workflow. Dive deeper into character, creature, and environment modeling, and learn how to retopologize, texture, light, and render models to studio standard.

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Graduate with an outstanding portfolio

Learn advanced skills studios are hiring for

Gain speed in Zbrush, Houdini, Maya & Substance Painter

Additional career support to get you in front of employers

Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)

course structure

term 1

Using human anatomy principles you’ll jump right into creating a character with believable form and proportions. Next, you’ll learn how to retopologize your character to reduce poly-count and develop clean geometry while adding clothing, accessories, and details to create a completely textured and rendered character for your portfolio.

What will you learn?

  • How to gather references to inform your models
  • Produce clean geometry
  • Create a fully rendered character
  • Deliver a character for film vs. game

term 2

Time to learn environment modeling for film and video games. Have a go at building your own digital scene. Create a base mesh using procedural techniques in Houdini to build your scene swiftly. Explore organic modeling by creating rocks, trees, and foliage and learn how to use them in your scene. Discover proper UV unwrapping techniques to texture large environments.

What will you learn?

  • How to digitally sculpt immersive environments
  • Work effectively from a concept design
  • Add foreground and background details
  • Enhance your environment with lighting

term 3

With your mentor’s guidance, you’ll polish your best pieces for your portfolio. As a diploma student, you can access additional career development services to learn how to develop your competitive edge, market yourself, and make the best possible impression in front of employers.

What will you learn?

  • How to polish your portfolio to impress employers
  • Be more confident with negotiation
  • Network & self-promote effectively
  • Tap into the hidden job market 

All diploma students receive additional 1-on-1 career support, portfolio reviews, and industry insights from CG Spectrum’s Career Development Manager.


What do you need to apply?


$ 7,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,185 USD
    (9 x payments)
  • Per term instalments: $3,199 USD
    (3 x payments)


$ 9,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,485 USD
    (9 x payments)
  • Per term instalments: $3,999 USD
    (3 x payments)

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