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  10 October 2017
How much of 2D skills should I know/have if 3D is my goal?


I've been thinking of pursuing a career as a 3D modeler/texture artist but, my skills in the fundamentals are still weak and I am still learning how to draw and paint. I have heard that learning the fundamentals in 2D first would help greatly when I transition into doing 3D but, how much of 2D do I need to know/ have before jumping into 3D?

Would knowing constructive drawing, anatomy, perspective, composition and sketching in 2D and learning color theory/lighting in 3D be suffice or Do I need to be really skilled at drawing/painting and being able to paint from my imagination before jumping into 3D?

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