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3D Modelling in VR using Gravity Sketch

This 3-day advanced masterclass will guide you through the design process in VR using Gravity Sketch, an intuitive 3D design platform used by many leading brands worldwide, including Adidas, Ford, Netflix, and more.

If you're a designer, entrepreneur or product developer that intends to learn and apply 3D modelling programmes to your product development process, then this course is for you. You'll discover how it can be used within the design, sampling and manufacturing stages.

Secure your place today by clicking 'book now' to download our course booking form, or get in touch if you have any questions.

About this course

Over 3 sessions you'll learn how to create a ‘made to measure’ footwear model. Using your technical skills in VR, you'll construct a unique 3D model before 3D printing a sample of your ‘made to measure’ prototype.

By the end of this course, you'll be confident using Gravity Sketch tools and functions to form custom 3D models that are suitable for 3D printing. You'll also develop transferable digital design skills that can be applied in a variety of other disciplines.

This course is ideal for designers, product developers, and other creative professionals who wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of the 3D design process in VR. The course has been designed for those new to VR and Gravity Sketch as well as those with an introductory level of knowledge.


Session 1

You'll be introduced to the working environment of Gravity Sketch, including operating functions of VR equipment. You'll start creating a footwear design concept using VR modelling tools.

Session 2

You'll experiment with a selection of tools to develop and refine your model. By the end of day two, you'll have a completed model suitable for 3D printing.

Session 3

With your 3D printed models in hand, you'll have the opportunity to evaluate the outcomes of your design process as a group. This final session will also bring the entire class together in one virtual workspace to experiment, collaborate and showcase their models.

By the end of this course, you'll be more confident in using 3D modelling tools in VR and understand how these processes can be used for advanced prototyping.

Ekaterina Savosina

Footwear Consultant at Gravity Sketch

Ekaterina is an accredited Gravity Sketch Instructor, meaning she's recognised globally as a professional designer and educator, with expert knowledge of the software. She's one of just 4 instructors worldwide that currently hold this credential. After successful completion of this course, Ekaterina has the authority to award the digital Gravity Sketch Badge to you.

A self-starting innovator, entrepreneur, and designer with 8+ years of experience in footwear and 3+ years in VR, Ekaterina uses the latest in technology, sustainable solutions and break-through materials to create unique products that connect to consumer needs. She uses an in-depth knowledge of CAD, VR, and technical design to breathe life into ideas.

She is the owner of Design in VR – a provider of educational tutorials for footwear, fashion, and product design to upskill talent in VR Design.

She's recognised worldwide as an expert in her field, having been interviewed on YouTube live by Gravity Sketch. She's gained further recognition by being selected for 1 of 4 International Women’s Day speakers and also named as Gravity Sketch Power User 2021.

Course dates

Please note that in order to complete the course you'll need to attend all three sessions.

The three sessions will run on the following dates:

Date Time

Wednesday 16 February 2022

9.15 – 13.00

Thursday 17 February 2022

9.15 – 13.00

Thursday 10 March 2022

9.15 – 13.00

Additional access to AUB's VR Suite

In between sessions 2 and 3 you'll have the opportunity to book an additional 2-hour session in AUB's VR Suite, so you can use the equipment and test out your skills at your own leisure.

To book a suitable time and date for your additional 2-hours of access, drop us a line at innovation@aub.ac.uk and the the team will get back to you to arrange.

Capacity

This course can accommodate up to 6 students at one time.

If you'd like to book for a team of 3 or more, please contact us.

Course fees

The fee for this course is £600 + VAT (per person).

If you've studied Introduction to Design in VR using Gravity Sketch within the last 6 months you'll receive a 10% discount of your course fees.

All course materials, software, and resources are included in the course fee. You’ll be taught in AUB’s VR suite that's part of the state-of-the-art industry-standard Innovation Studio.

You'll be provided with an Oculus headset and controllers, as well as a course handbook.

This course is ideal for designers, product developers and other creative professionals who wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of the 3D design process in VR.

The course has been designed for those new to VR and Gravity Sketch as well as those with an introductory level of knowledge, so you're not required to have any prior experience or knowledge using Gravity Sketch and/or VR.

The only thing we ask is that you share AUB’s passion for the creative arts and innovation.

We want you to share and learn no matter what your background or previous experience is. This course is highly practical and written for those with a keen interest in upskilling their design skills.

If you are looking for a tailored or bespoke course, please contact us as we can accommodate a wide range of learner levels.

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