What is 3D artwork?

Answer

Simply put, 3D artwork is digital representation of a natural or imagined object in three dimensions: height, width, and depth. This type of artwork can best be thought of as a digital sculpture. 3D artwork is comprised of a shell on the outside and is hollow on the inside.

Generating 3D artwork can be as simple or as complex as you would like to make it. Several free programs that are available can make a 3D model of any object from digital snap shots from a digital camera. A series of photos made in a ring or circle around the object are rendered into a 3D model. Other 3D artwork programs have small pieces available as clip art that can be assembled into an object and rendered into a finished project.

Creating 3D art can be a complete topic in itself. The advent of the free 3D modeling software has given way to many artists sharing their creations and are available as royalty-free shareware.

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