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New Course: Making Design History & Theory Fun

Welcome from Design Foundation 3D: Shape and Form by Dave Schultze

Design Foundation 3D: Shape and Form is an innovative new one-hour course that offers a refreshing take on design history, theory, and insights. Author Dave Schultze demystifies a variety of 2D and 3D design principles, and then provides real-world examples of what works — or doesn’t work — and why.

The material is presented in an engaging and sometimes irreverent manner with images, videos, and personal stories from Dave. Check out this fast-paced tour as it covers topics ranging from grids and axes to designing with humor.

Team from LinkedIn Learning, left to right: Josh Figatner (Director) Adam Slomiak (Asst. Producer) Jerica Vina Monte-Alegre (Teleprompter) Dave Schultze (Author) and Stephen Spencer (producer.) Special thanks to Linda Selheim for the idea and inspiration. Thanks also to Brian Jepson for continued support. 


First Ever 3D Animation

This historical video was recently re-discovered after being lost for many years. It was produced in 1972 and is believed to be the world’s first computer-generated 3D animation. It was created by Ed Catmull, a true pioneer of 3D technology, who was a computer scientist at the University of Utah (birthplace of the famous Utah teapot.) If the name sounds familiar, it’s because a few years later he was one of the founders of Pixar.

40 Year Old 3D Computer Graphics (Pixar, 1972) from Robby Ingebretsen on Vimeo.


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