Sketches to Digital Model Design
3D design (also known as 3D modeling) is the process of creating a digital representation of objects. This development phase allows a designer to shift their ideas from paper and pencil to digital representations.
3D designs are created in modeling software programs. Tools in 3D modeling software allow designers to animate their designs, digitally see different views of designs, and edit initial sketch prototypes converted from hand-drawn ideas.
Types of 3D Modeling Programs
Many 3D design software programs exist, all with differing strengths and weaknesses. There are three main categories: Solid Modeling, Digital Sculpting, and Polygon Modeling