Join Dave Schultze for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to 3D forms, part of Design Foundation 3D: Shape and Form.
- As we proceed to the third dimension,…this is where design gets really interesting.…We can now hold the object, sit on the furniture,…or go inside of the building.…With two-dimensional designs, all of that was impossible.…We can now physically interact…with our design forms and environments.…The very same 2D shapes we reviewed earlier…can now be converted to a three-dimensional form…with a simple CAD operation, like an extrusion.…Here I have drawn 2D curves…to loosely represent Richard Serra's sculpture,…Torqued Spiral.…This weathered steel sculpture is initially intimidating,…with its dark, heavy, and tilted steel walls.…
But it's also a lot of fun to walk around in…and inside, checking out all the angles.…My favorite part is it all starts with such a simple plan.…In architecture, pure forms are sometimes used…for experimental studies,…like Ledoux's House for the Farm Guard,…and Jean-Jacques Lequeu's Temple of the Earth from 1794.…I like to think that Ledoux's conceptual…spherical structure may someday be built.…
First, see how the same idea can be applied in a smaller 2D scale—like graphics and print, fine art, and advertising. Dave then blows it up in 3D, and showcases examples from product design, furniture, architecture, and urban planning.
Projects and concepts are presented in an engaging and sometimes irreverent manner with images, videos, and personal and professional stories from Dave. Check out this fast-paced tour as it covers topics ranging from grids and axes to designing with humor.
- Design exploration with sketching
- 3D exploration with organic forms
- Grids and axes
- Defining space
- Color and contrast
- Texture and patterns
- Minimalism. Less is more.
- Retro. It's back!