3D modeling is a unique skill in the CGI pipeline, and it's hard to find good tutorials that teach the basics. 3D modeling is an incredibly powerful tool and is a critical part of any photography job that is utilizing the power of CG. If you're new to 3D modeling, you may not even know where to start or the language you need to know in order to work with modelers and know how to speak the language. This tutorial is perfect for beginners looking to start a career in CGI modeling or for photographers who need to develop a well-rounded skillset in CGI. Geoff Devries takes you through the basics of setting up your workspace, modeling your product, and unwrapping it for texture mapping. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a basic understanding of how 3D modeling works and be able to apply these skills to create your own products. Then, join us in part 2 and learn how to take the model files in this tutorial and create your very own commercial Beverage campaign.