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Vehicle & Mech Design 2

Advanced level.

Prerequisite: Vehicle & Mech Design 1

Continuing from Vehicle and Mech 1, this workshop will cover more advanced areas of mechanics and technical process to polish your skills. There is a larger focus on using 3D to help realise more complex ideas and produce higher fidelity designs. Each week you will watch a demo of your instruc­tor paint­ing live, you are wel­come to follow along and ask ques­tions. After each class you will receive your home­work assign­ment for the week, and at the begin­ning of each class you will receive feed­back on your work.

Topics that will be covered throughout the 12 week workshop:

  • How to generate ideas and gather reference.
  • Sketching efficiently with form and perspective
  • Incorporating believable mechanics
  • Creating hard surface designs with character
  • An efficient 2D/3D workflow
  • Simple material rendering in Photoshop

The hardware requirements for the workshop are:

  • Laptop (MacBook Pro or i7 PC laptop with 16GB RAM are recommended).
  • Wacom tablet. Any size is good.
  • Notepad and pens/pencils for note-taking.

Software requirements:

Additional Semesters TBA

Essential Information

Semester Dates

Course Dates TBA

Class Delivery

In Person

Class Times



CDW Studios


Ned Rogers



Instructor Bio: Ned Rogers

Ned is an Adelaide based concept designer and illustrator who has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 7 years. He specialises in pre-production pitch design, world building and environment design. His clients include Bosskey, Technicolour, Wizards of the Coast, 20th Century Fox and Legendary and Ridley Scott Associates. Throughout his classes Ned focuses on the fundamentals of idea development for film, games and animation and efficient visual storytelling as well as the core concepts of draftsmanship and design.

Stu­dent Work