4 Popular Types of 3D Modeling

by norm on Apr 19, 2022 Categories: 3d modeling, 3d modeling type, types of 3d modeling (1444 Views)

The art of 3D modeling may appear elusive and even complicated to people who’ve never tried it. Even if you are not a 3D modeler, you must be well aware about the different types of 3D modeling services available out there for one simple reason: you’ll want ordered images to come out as good (and accurate) as possible.


Different 3D modeling tools enable us to design various things, some better than others. That’s precisely why you need to know which type works best for your particular job. 


So, whether you are generally curious, or are looking to learn more about this incredible tech, here are the popular types of 3D modeling you should know about:

#1 – Primitive/Box 3D Modeling

This 3D modeling type mostly utilizes cubes, spheres, and other variations of these shapes to generate desired shapes. 3D models generated using this type are mainly created by combing different pre-existing shapes. To get right shapes and outlines, primitive modeling uses basic Boolean processors. 3D model designers combine two different shapes or eliminate one from another to form a new object.


#2 – Solid 3D Modeling

This type works with 3D shapes. The shapes can differ; however, each shape acts as a building block. Some of these building blocks add material whereas others detract, based on the input. Unlike many 3D modeling types, solid modeling is fairly straightforward both in terms of computer power as well as for users.


#3 – NURBS 3D Modeling

NURBS in an acronym for ‘non-uniform rational b-spline’. With this type of 3D modeling, users switch to an entirely different type of 3D modeling. Curved surfaces are controlled and created based on different control points. NURBS modeling is used to form very smooth curved 3D surfaces.


#4 – Wireframe 3D Modeling

Wireframe modeling helps in instances where the surface is curved as well as complex. You will find that the solid modeling’s basic building blocks are too obtuse for some applications and this is where wireframe modeling offers the subtlety/finesse for more complex models. However, bear in mind that as complexity increases, drawbacks emerge too.

Closing Note 

As you can see, there are several types of 3D models out there, each having its own set of benefits. Each type can be used interchangeably according to your project requirements and skill sets.


If you have any other questions related to 3D modeling or its types, feel free to give us a call at 305.283.9735 or get in touch at contact@xyzcreativegroup.com.

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