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RobMob43

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Starting point Need help
« on: September 30, 2013, 05:58:55 am »
September 30, 2013, 05:58:55 am
 ??? Hi everyone. I'm looking of a good starting point on affordable schooling in learn the skill of 3D design. In my Search I've stumbled on Lumion and this forum. After viewing some of the sport venue projects I've come to realize design is what I really want to do.

I live in Southern California(near LA/OC). I was in a bad accident in May and been on disability for past 4 months and counting. After talks with doctors I've learned I may not be able to return to work at my normal position do to restrictions. I've always loved design and this accident may of been my career turning point.

I have a design idea for a sports venue I can't wait to get started on.

Thanks for the help in getting the ball rolling.

Re: Starting point Need help
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 07:32:13 am »
September 30, 2013, 07:32:13 am
Hi RobMob43

Thanks for your interest in Lumion.

You mentioned 'career', so starting point would be as a career, look towards obtaining qualifications - design, 3D modelling, architecture, architectural technician etc.  What level of qualifications will be something you will need to work through as well.  There is a broad field of work, so you would need to translate your goal in to what your skills are and can be with training and further education and experience.

Also, there are 3D design and modelling courses online, but whether they provide added skills or career pathways you would need to look at closely.

In regards learning Lumion the starting points are really learning some modelling in other 3D modelling and CAD applications such as SketchUp, 3D Max, Revit, etc.  Once the models are well underway then to complete the visualization of the model in the scene, that's where Lumion comes in. 

For Lumion there is a Free version for learning with, see link at top of forum.  Also tutorial videos with overview and covering a range of features in Lumion.  The rest is, due to one of it's development focus of easy to learn and low learning curve, is to play and practice within Lumion.