Bags and metal hardware 3D design course

3D bag design with CLO3D, 3D metal accessories focus with Rhino, PBR materials and rendering

This course focuses on three main topics: 3D tools for 3D bag design, generalist 3D tools that are used for 3D design and metal accessories design, material digitization and rendering.

Starts in

2023: April, September
2024: January

Program length

5 weeks

Tuition fees

4.500€ - VAT Exempt


English and Italian


Onsite or Online

Today, 3D is becoming an increasingly popular technology in the bags industry.

The uses are mainly two: an “internal” use for design verification among different business teams and an “external” use for interacting with consumers on digital channels (e.g. with product configurators).

Target students

This program is particularly beneficial to:

  • designers who want to update their skills with modern technologies used in the industry
  • 3D artists from other fields who want to enter the world of bags and leathergoods
  • digital design enthusiasts looking for a possible career in the sector

Professional opportunities

This intensive study program lays the groundwork to tackle the following professional careers:

The bag 3D design program:

We chose CLO 3D as our industry 3D tool. It’s a software that comes from apparel and we’re working with the company that develops it so that it can reach full maturity for bags as soon as possible.

However, CLO has an extraordinary feature that has made it the first choice of the biggest brands in leather goods as well: the software is able to simulate the physical behavior that materials have in reality and therefore unlike most CAD, 3D designs produce product images of unparalleled realism.

However, there are good reasons to teach a more generalist 3D modeling tool: first of all the extremely affordable price, the amount of online resources available, the continuous updating and the possibility to exchange data with many other tools within a digital workflow: in Arsutoria we have chosen Rhinoceros because it is widely used by 3D designers all over the world and it lends itself to be used for 3D design and modeling of metal accessories of bags.

We decided to include in the course the topic of material digitization and rendering technologies.
Digitization is the evolution of the simple scanning of a material: today it is possible to build very sophisticated digital versions of materials (PBR) with impressive characteristics for three-dimensional visualization.
Finally, render tools allow you to create virtual prototype images of bags that are difficult to distinguish from physical samples.

The course requires a familiarity with the use of computers and a basic knowledge of graphics software.
We do not recommend attending this course without having this kind of foundation or without having attended the previous course “Hand drawing and rendering, metal accessories design, Photoshop and Illustrator”.

Can't travel TO ITALY?

Attend this course remotely

Program length

5 weeks

Tuition Fees

3.750 € - VAT Exempt

Attendable online via pre-recorded lessons and live sessions, with constant reviews and online meetings with the instructors.

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