3D Models are used for a variety of mediums including video games, movies, architecture, illustration, engineering, and commercial advertising. The 3D Modeling process produces a digital object capable of being fully animated, making it an essential process for character animation and special effects. The common fields and industries where 3D artists are needed are video games, movies, marketing, and architecture. With 3D Modeling, you can create eye-catching designs that are hard to achieve using graphic design alone. With 3D Modeling, you can also refine, test, and modify products before production. The models created through 3D Modeling are identical in detail and dimension to the desired final products. Generating ideas and creating your own character in 3D art is a significant endeavor, many indie creators take on the challenge to develop their own 3D art for video games, movies, marketing, and architecture. In this context to develop the skill of making 3D Models, a Short-Term Course was scheduled from April 25 to April 30, 2022. The course aimed at developing the understanding and skills of 3D Modeling, material setup and rendering with Arnold.  

The program convener Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, Professor & Dean and Head-HRDC, LPU in her inaugural address emphasized that magic of 3D Modeling pushes images beyond reality. With 3D Modeling pictures and videos look more perfect. With the growing use of 3D Modeling in the business world, universities and colleges all across the world are offering courses to make people learn 3D Modeling. Dr Ahuja explained that ‘recognizing the importance of  3D Modeling this course is specifically curated to enhance the skill of 3D Modelling, material setup and rendering with Arnold’.

The program was conducted by seasoned Subject Matter Expert Mr. Gaurav Kakkar Department of Multimedia, School of Design, LPU who deliberated on Introduction to Autodesk  Maya 3D View, UV Tool kit, introduction to Nurbs & Poly Modeling, Polygon Modeling and use of Modeling Toolkit, shortcuts, layout setting for interface, unwrapping, projections, texturing with Photoshop and rendering.

In the valedictory address, the program convener Prof. (Dr.) Pavitar Parkash Singh, Dean and HOS- School of Social Sciences & Languages, Lovely Professional University emphasized that the Short Term Courses organized as outreach training programs are envisioned to upskill participants of Lovely Professional University and public at large and this course was successful in meeting the said objectives. He also acknowledged the valuable contribution of the intellectual capital and appreciated the organizing team for organizing a meaningful STC, successful in meeting participants’ expectations.

Prof. (Dr.) Pavitar Parkash Singh congratulated the program coordinators Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor and Head-Department of Faculty Development-HRDC, LPU and Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Professor & HOD- Department of Multimedia, School of Design, LPU for coordinating the workshop and maintaining a great connect with the participants and Resource Panel.

The Coordinator of the program Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor and Head –Department of Faculty Development, Human Resource Development Center, Lovely Professional University presented the Program Report by sharing the ‘THINK BIG’ vision of Lovely Professional University which empowered them to organize the Short Term Course on 3D Modeling and congratulated the participants for successful completion of the program. Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Professor & HOD- Department of Multimedia, School of Design, LPU proposed the formal vote of thanks and acknowledged the role of HRDC in organizing the program with a wide reach across the nation.