Carlie is a new PYTHA user who is generously sharing her PYTHA learning journey, as she moves from a long-used program to this powerful 3D software.
In this feature we’ll see how Carlie has been approaching her PYTHA skills development from three different angles:
- Basic Training (Pytha Partners ‘Essentials’)
With PYTHA’s online Essential training, Carlie has gained a fair understanding of the PYTHA interface, manipulating objects and modelling basics. The designer admits that there’s still plenty to learn, though; designing in 3D requires a different mindset, and getting to know the various tools and methods can be challenging. When moving from software you’ve used for years to a very different interface, you have to expect some testing times and the resistance of old habits dying hard! Carlie is conscious of working through this ‘teething process’, and is patiently allowing herself time to really get to know the basics. (Learn more about PYTHA Essential training here.)
- ‘On the Job’ Learning
Changing software in the middle of an on-going project can delay project execution and disrupt workflow, so a mid-term change isn’t the best idea. In order to keep her business running efficiently (and her clients happy, of course), Carlie has been conscious of selecting the ‘best fit’ projects in which to start implementing PYTHA. She’s using the software on new, smaller and more manageable projects initially, and can already see how a little ‘every day’ practice can really reinforce what she’s learnt in her initial training.
- Throwing yourself in the deep end!
Like all designers getting in to PYTHA, Carlie is super keen to start producing high level 3D renderings. She figured if she was going to learn about PYTHA’s RadioLAB, she should aim high, and headed to the Sydney studio of renowned PYTHA professionals, Minosa, for some high intensity RadioLAB exposure. During this training event (learn more about it here), Carlie learnt about the process of building a white space render that sets the foundations for the extraordinary level of lighting that RadioLAB allows. This was followed by a second render that accommodates the software’s fast and intuitive materials and texture rendering. Carlie discovered how finishes, mirrors and accessories can be applied, along with lighting, reflections and incredible photo-realistic detailing. She returned to her office with a great deal of motivation and a key takeaway: the end destination will make this learning journey well worth the effort!
We’re looking forward to seeing Carlie’s progress, and can’t wait to see how she implements her new-found skills in her successful interior design business. Keep watching this space!
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