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3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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DL828
3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art

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This course provides a broad education in 3D studies, subjects include screen-based puppetry, architectural and prototype Modelling, real and virtual Mechanics, digital support studies, model making theory and practice.

Students design and create 3D and digital representations of ideas and concepts in a variety of contexts such as film, gaming, architecture, exhibitions and street theatre.

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DL828 - 3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology - IADT

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DL828 - 3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art
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Graduates work as model makers on feature films or commercials; display/model makers for interactive exhibits such as museums; event designers/fabricators for entertainment events; and in a variety of other roles, including art director; architectural modeller; art teacher; creature developer/character animator for games and/or animation; digital matte artist; digital FX supervisor.



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