3D art advice: a pro's time-saving tip for easier subdivision surface modelling

Pro 3D art technique; Cornelius Dämmrich
(Image credit: Cornelius Dämmrich)

Cornelius Dämmrich is an award-winning 3D artist who has been creating amazing digital art for over a decade. Below in his own words he explains a secret shortcut to easier subdivision surface modelling (you may want to upgrade to one of the best CAD modelling laptops).

"Because subdivision surface modelling takes a ton of time when done right, it’s hard to master and requires some extra brainpower, I use a shortcut that comes disguised as the oldest trick in the book: CAD modelling. 

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.