Does your research paper or departmental web site need eye-catching 3D visuals? Do you have data that could be presented attractively in 3D? This course covers the basics of using free 3D modelling software tools to model, render and animate. In this workshop you will learn how to create and manipulate simple 3D environments, set up lights and cameras and apply materials. You will be encouraged to work on your own project so please bring along the necessary resources.