What is Modeling?
According to LifeWire.com, 3D modeling is the process of creating a 3D representation of any surface or object by manipulating polygons, edges, and vertices in simulated 3D space. You’ve seen the results of 3D modeling in movies, animations, and video games that are filled with fantastical and imaginative creatures and structures. 3D modeling can be achieved manually with specialized 3D production software that lets an artist create and deform polygonal surfaces or by scanning real-world objects into a set of data points that can be used to represent the object digitally.
Why is it important?
3D modeling is used in a wide range of fields, including engineering, architecture, entertainment, film, special effects, game development, and commercial advertising. A popular example of 3D technology is its use in major motion pictures. Just think of the scenery “Avatar,” the 2009 movie from director James Cameron. The film helped to transform the 3D industry when it used many of the concepts of 3D modeling to create the movie’s planet Pandora.