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How to Make Your Old 3D Models Work for You Today
Throughout your professional career as an artist, you will create objects and even 3D models that are not specifically useful or even to your liking at that specific time. Most of these instances will occur when you are in college working toward your degree or even fresh out of college looking to stretch your legs in the computer graphics world. These old 3D models however are not simply something that should be discarded because of lack of use. They are useful to your current lifestyle whether you realize it or not.
Time is something that constantly marches on. There is no stopping it at any point, but the great thing about time is that it often folds in upon itself. What is meant by this is that trends come and go, but eventually something old becomes new again when a new generation takes the reigns. We see this in the fashion industry most often, but it is also the case with the characters that we make for ourselves. Design styles have their fundamentals, but each generation is awarded a specific style to the designs. Some of your old characters may have been a bit old-fashioned for the time they were intended to be used, but that also means that they may have been ahead of their time also.
A quick look your past work may reveal that what you had back then may be just what you need for a project today. It is also possible that selling your model to others may be a quick way to earn some cash. It does not matter what the object in question is or how old it may be, there is a buyer out there for every form of 3D art and it is simply a matter of finding one for yours.
A Little Revamp
The 3D models that you may have tried to pass off as professional in college may have made both you and your teacher cringe a bit, but that does not mean that they are worthless. The technologies that were available way back when may have not have had the capabilities needed to make your work shine. Even if your work may have been a bit sloppy or unorganized you the advancements in the software program today may allow for just a bit of cleanup to be done in order to breathe new life back into your design.
Color is also another area that most people do not think of when they rehash their old models. The colors that were popular when you originally created the piece may not have been exactly flattering to the overall design. A simple color change is sometimes all that is needed to bring the old model up to today’s standards and get it noticed on sites that sell 3d models.
The texture of your model will tell a lot about your personality and your professional ability. We all have to take the time to learn our craft and many of the old models that we keep in our records reflect the fact that we knew little or even nothing about how to properly texture the object. Every modeler has had the misfortune to create something that was not exactly of the most professional of standards.
The texture of a 3D model is largely what sells it and revamping an old model with a new texture will enable the object to stand out among the crowd. The same thing with the textures of a model goes along with the times and how things seem to run in a loop when it comes to trends of the models themselves. Textures that you may not have thought to use back when the model was created may be available and also fashionable to use.
It is a common thing to look at your old models and let a little laugh escape. You may think why in the world did you create something like that, but you may also find a hidden gem within all of the models that could potentially work in your favor by giving you a little extra money in your pocket. 3D companies and individuals alike are always on the lookout for fresh models that are already ready to go instead of waiting on a modeler to create a completely new one from scratch. A few changes to your model may be all that is necessary to bring it up to the standards of today, so do not be too proud to look back into your past models for motivation and ideas for your current ones. There is always someone in the market for exactly what you have and there is certainly no shame in making a bit of profit off of something that you may have designed back when you were first learning your trade.