Virtual Sculpting Workshop with Seán Forsyth at Fire Station, Dublin

The Reanimation Library New York & CSIA National Gallery
The new ‘Virtual Sculpting’ course will involve the process of creating a 3D model sculpted in virtual reality, where further 3D sculpting and finishing techniques will be continued in Z-Brush 3D software. Virtual Sculpting will take place over a 5 week period, one evening per week, allowing time for the artist to continue their research and development between sessions. The aim of the course is to explore new and emerging workflows for realising and producing 3D objects in digital space.

About Sean Forsyth
Seán Forsyth has worked in Augmented and Virtual Reality for the creation of a surgical simulator, has sculpted and 3D printed props for Game of Thrones and has worked as a 3D modeller, texture artist, fur groomer, Technical Director, CG Supervisor and Art Director in the animation industry for over 14 years.

Requirements:

·Should have 3D modelling experience
·Access to a mac or pc with a three scroll mouse
·Fire Station can provide a limited amount of macs and pc’s (first come first serve)
·To have good computer literacy
·A graphics tablet will be provided for participants
·Oculus rift head sets will be shared amongst participants
·This course is for practising visual artists

Course content/ session content:

Session 1: Virtual sculpting in VR with Oculus Rift headsets
Session 2: Intro to Z-Brush interface and basic tools
Session 3: Basic tools for sculpting, and importing your VR sculpture
Session 4: Finishing techniques on your sculpture
Session 5: Finish 3D rendering for viewing

Dates: September 18th, 25th/ October 2nd, 9th , 16th
Times: 6-9pm
Fee: €150
Location: Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9-12 Buckingham St, Dublin 1
Booking: artadmin@firestation.ie
Website: firestation.ie/…/

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