6 Industries that Use 3D Modeling Software

Contemporary technology has made great strides, and our culture is marked by many advances. One of them that is becoming more and more useful (and less and less noticeable) is 3D modeling software. This growing field is also becoming more lucrative, too, with more jobs becoming available in the field. Here are 6 industries that use 3D modeling software:

1. Entertainment

One of the most obvious places you can see the use of 3D modeling growing is in the entertainment field. There’s not a big film (or many of the popular television shows) that comes out of Hollywood without extensive use of 3D modeling. It’s clearly useful in special effects, not only creating environments that never existed before and supernatural occurrences that unfold quite naturally, but it’s not uncommon to have shots where things are added that you might not even realize are artificial. 3D graphic artists using Computer Graphic Imaging (generally referred to as “CGI”) can remove things from scenes, too, like taking out palm trees from a scene that’s supposed to be happening in middle America.

2. Gaming

Another area where 3D modeling software is evident is in the area of gaming. Video games are becoming more realistic. Whether it’s destroying aliens or driving animated automobiles at speed much higher than most mere mortals drive, the scenes, the props and even the people are starting to look a great deal more like actual scenes, props and people. There are an increasing number of universities that offer courses in 3D modeling for video gaming.

3. Architecture

For decades, renderers would “flesh-out” plans and blueprints into a drawing, usually somewhat realistic, that was essentially the first “picture” of the new building. Welcome to the future. Now, these renderings are done on the computer, and you can add motion and depth, so clients can see a “fly-by” that illustrates all angles of vision (including a birds-eye or ground perspective view). Additionally, the views can go inside the structure, too. This way, clients know exactly what they’re in for on their project.

4. Publishing

Publishers of textbooks and other illustrated books are making use of 3D modeling more and more. It allows them to show pictures that otherwise they might not be able to get, for various reasons, including access and copyright issues. Sometimes, the illustrations may be fantastical, and they can help show an artist’s version of something that mankind has never seen, like historic events or visions of the future.

5. Advertising and Marketing

3D modeling artists can help advertisers and marketers depict their products in the ideal state. It allows companies to render new cars, new product packaging and prototypes at drastic savings. If it doesn’t ‘play’, they can fix it by merely changing the computer model. Additionally, once they have developed the right rendering, they can use that to sell the item before they have to invest capital in production.

6. Geology and Science

Geologists and scientists can use 3D modeling to create models that simulate earthquakes and landforms, such as ocean trenches, that let them see the affects of stresses. Additionally, they can simulate motion, like flight patterns, including various factors that affect them.