As a responsible parent, you are quite right to teach something that is very good, useful to your child. Start 3D modeling for kids is a very wise idea. Sometimes you may not have a proper idea about 3D modeling. So as a father or mother you are unable to guide your kids in the right direction.
As a parent, you must guide your little one to a successful goal. Starting 3D modeling for kids you must teach about the difference between 2D and 3D, Drawings, Views, Scaling, Units and Measurements, Hardware, Software guidance and should supply Learning material to the kids.
This is really for age 10-15 kids. I meant children and adolescents. This is not software guidance. There is so much software. Before that pay your attention to this. guide your kid well with this.
Step 01: Teach About 2D and 3D
As a parent, you may also do not know about 2D and 3D. Let me explain this to you also.
What is 2D? – 2D is a two-dimensional closed area. When you draw a circle on paper it is 2D. There are two dimensions. Those are Length and width. According to the cartession we can say the X-axis and Y-axis. The area should be closed. Else that will not become a 2-dimensional area. So give a clear idea about this.
In order to teach about 2D, you can use AutoCAD. It is a really interesting and useful software in 3D modeling.
Read More About – How to start AutoCAD 3D Modeling? Beginner’s Guide
How this is helpful to kids? – When you refer to a drawing this is very important. The reason is all drawings are 2D. So better teach to the kid what is that at the beginning
What is 3D? – 3D is a volume covered with 3 dimensions. What are the 3 dimensions? Those are lengths. width, and height. If we can measure any object with height, length, and width that is a 3D object.
How does this help kids? – As you are well aware we are going to create 3D models. So Don’t we need to know about it?
If you teach these correctly no need to worry about give some designs, drawing to him. because already he knows what are they.
You can use some android and Ios apps for 3D modeling
Step 02: Teach to Look and Draw
Here we teach kids about the look and draw then we can develop it until they look and draw. So any idea what we do here? I think no. Well, let me explain.
You think this is very easy. Yes, this is easy but you should teach him how to draw correctly. Consider an object how to draw its side view, front view, section view, etc. when you show an object to ask him to draw how it appears from the left?
So please teach him. That is why we discuss teaching 3D to him. Anyway, you must teach him if one side is from what is the left side and what is the right side too. This is an outstanding practice to a child when he sees a 3D image and imagines himself what is a front, back, side, etc.
Step 03: Teach About the Scales
Scales are very important. here we must give him a good idea about sizes. You may have seen some kids draw humans with large heads or something. I think they do not have a proper scaling idea of this. So it is better if we tell them about this.
Here I meant to learn scales relatively. As an example elephant is larger than a tiger. likewise, we can teach him size comparison.
As well far objects are small and near objects are large as we have seen. So when he agglomeration he can use this very well. These all are based on something related to 3D modeling.
Step 04: Understanding of Units and Measurements
Does your kid know the difference between meter and centimeter? I think yes they know. But we must fully understand it to him. Ask him to draw 10 cm and 1 m lines. It is totally different. And why we say to do him like that. Imagine when you place a chair at the table can it be higher than the table if we need to sit. So probably no I say.
How do they get this idea? The answer is by scaling. We must give an idea him how scaling is based on? Scaling based on the measurements. We use a large number of measurements called scaling is large.
And tell him what is feet, inches, links are, etc. So he will gain both scaling and measurements with units.
Step 05: Hardware Guidance (Computer)
For CAD we use computers. We must give a good idea about computers and their tasks. Why do we use computers? We cant use hands for that likewise problems can arise for him. Let him do it. And teach the child how we use technology and the role of the 3D designer.
Here I think it is very important to provide him with computer accessories and its task. You had better think. Sometimes we must know what is software we can install into our computer. So without that can he do this. I think no. So as much as possible tell him hat is the purpose of RAM, HDD, VGA, etc.
And give better guidance on how to protect the pc. The reason is when it is too much heat we compel to shutdown. Like these things, we should pay attention to.
Step 06: Software Guidance
This is the most important part of this guidance. In my blog, there are many software guidance. So better pay attention to that. We are highly working with many software. And it depends on our purpose. let the student select his field related to 3D modeling, rendering, or sculpting. SO now you can suggest to him about the software.
If your kid needs to follow 3D modeling please use the updated best 3D modeling software. And also If he need to rendering guide him to follow the best rendering software. And sculpting let him select what he needed.
This 3D modeling Guidance will lead you to study more about this. And regarding software guidance please give him trials at the first. And tell him to perform well. Do not buy instantly. The reason is one software is different from others. I meant Architect software is not good for sculpting. Hope this is well understood.
Step 07: Provide Correct Learning Material
As a parent, you may not have much knowledge about these CAD files. So are you leave this? No need I think. There are many Youtube videos and documents. So better refer them and show it to the little one. Tell him to watch and do. And ask him what he did?
There are free and paid courses on LinkedIn and Lynda.com. So go and check what you need. When you select a learning material please check how many have downloaded and how many have rated it. So considering these you can select a better source for your kid.
Step 08: Create a Portfolio
This is a bonus tip. Please signs up with Behance.com and open an account. So there you can publish your portfolio like this. It is a great investment. he can easily save his past works. And show any time to others. Else he will need to upload each one separately in the future if someone asked about the portfolio.
This is free and tries yourself too.
Goal for this guidance?
Mmm… well finally we have a real point. Why do we do this for our kids? What was in your mind at the beginning to do this. I hope it is about a job and money. So actually can this is very important. I think yes.
Sometimes you may give a tablet to a kid and install some software and tell him to do it. Is that worth it? He doesn’t know anything. He knows to operate a tablet and draw something. That is not good and not reasonable. Make a goal on his mind. Then give him everything.
Finally, after doing everything with a few month’s experience kids can start freelancing or any job related to Full time to part-time. There is a huge 3D modeling market in Fiverr.com, Upwork.com, etc. There is guidance related to this. Hope this is very clear for you.
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