Modeling Concept Designs on the iPad Pro in Shapr3D and Concepts — Part 1

In Part 1 of our Shapr3D and Concepts skillbuilder series, Chris Glenn shares how to build a 3D model in Shapr3D.

Welcome to our skillbuilder series on 3D modeling and design rendering with Shapr3D and Concepts.

Shapr3D is a 3D modeling CAD app created just for the iPad and Apple Pencil. It pairs excellently with design apps like Concepts to create accurate models, design studies and illustrations for product designs, architectural concepts and imaginative concept art.

Here in Part 1, we’ve invited Concept Designer Chris Glenn to demonstrate how he modeled his mini tank in Shapr3D. In Part 2, we’ll hand Chris’ design over to Industrial Designer Lasse Pekkala to create a concept rendering based on the model in Concepts.

Hi Chris, thanks for sharing your Shapr3D and modeling expertise! Can you please tell us about yourself? What is your background and what do you do?

I’m a Concept Designer based in Los Angeles, working in the entertainment industry. Most days I do a lot of drawing, painting, and 3d modeling for clients, turning ideas into tangible designs for their projects. I started out working as a 3d Artist in games development, and eventually transitioned over to concept art and never looked back. From games, I branched out into Animation and Visual Effects work for clients like Lucasfilm, Disney, Digital Domain, NBC, Warner Bros and more.

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