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This free online 3D design course for young people is designed to introduce the basics of digital 3D modelling with a range of different tools.

Part 1: Voxels

This video will provide a beginner’s introduction to Goxel, a free voxel based design tool. Goxel can be run from the browser or downloaded.

We encourage you to follow along and try to make your own game.


Part 2: Quick 3D

This video will provide a beginner’s introduction to Tinkercad, an online app for creating 3D models. It’s the perfect tool to learn 3D through experimentation and play.

We encourage you to follow along and try to make your own game.




Part 3: Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is a technique for creating 3D models that works by taking lots of photographs and comparing them to understand the 3D shape of the objects in the photos.

In this video we use a free phone app called Ask for permission from a parent or guardian before downloading this app.

If you like using you can develop your skills further by exporting the models to more advanced 3D tools such as Blender.

In the links you can also find, Regard3D. This is software you can use on your computer. It is a little bit more advanced, but if you’d like to learn more about Photogrammetry, check it out!

Next Steps!

If you’ve enjoyed exploring 3D with these mini workshops, here is some advice on what steps to take next.

Firstly, keep playing with the tools above. You can create really advanced models with each of them.

Try exploring 3D design on a desktop app. Blender is a fantastic place to start.

We sometimes run Blender workshops. Sign up to the Phoenix newsletter, and check the website regularly to find out about future courses.

Course Summary

Exploring a range of digital 3D modelling and design tools, this FREE video course will take you through the basics of 3D model creation, which can be used in computer games, animations and 3D printing

You can submit completed projects here.

Each session will include a video approx. 10-20minutes long



Using these resources

These workshops are aimed at ages 12+. A parent or carer should ensure that the websites linked are used responsibly.

We will endeavour to use tools and software that are freely accessible, and compatible with a wide range of systems.

For most of the sessions it is likely that you will need access to a computer and the internet.