3D Design is the designing of three-dimensional space. The designer creates a model on screen as if it were in his mind. Having changed and added elements to complete the design, the model can be oriented to in plan, side or front views which become 2D projection drawings – exactly the same drawings that would be created with traditional 2D methods. 3D Designs are often used to simulate objects or situations prior to production in order to reduce the overall cost.
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Education in the field has significant overlap with the fields of Animation, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer Art and Holography. Skilled 3D Design professionals are important to science and engineering, the entertainment industry, product design and packaging, training and testing.
Demand for multimedia artists and animators will increase as consumers continue to demand more realistic video games, movie and television special effects, and 3D animated movies. Additional job openings will arise from an increasing demand for Web site development and for computer graphics adaptation from the growing number of mobile technologies. Animators are also increasingly finding work in alternative areas such as scientific research or design services.
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