chapter  14
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3D Software for Design

Using 3D Software for Design 3D software is a powerful tool. It allows designers to create objects and scenes that appear to have three-dimensional form. Although learning 3D software may be daunting at first, becoming comfortable with this tool will give you greater freedom and flexibility in your design process. There are entire professions and disciplines dedicated to working with 3D-specialists who use specific tools and software. From a motion design perspective, we approach 3D as generalists. Unless you are specializing in a field like visual effects, try not to worry about learning every single aspect of software or creating perfect photo-realistic renders. Learn the basics and expand your knowledge as needed. After learning to navigate 3D software, the essential skills a designer needs to know are modeling, materials, lighting, cameras, and rendering.