Open-Source 3dicons Library: Case Study And Free Downloads

May 27, 2022

In February 2021, I began studying 3D illustration using Blender. Like most beginners in the field of 3D design, I also created my first donut by following BlenderGuru’s (Andrew Price) tutorials. I firmly believe that learning by doing is the best way to learn. Picking an icon and following the steps on how to construct it in the 3D space was a great challenge for me, as each icon required a different approach to modeling.

While learning, I noticed that the number of icons in my project had grown to almost 30, and at this moment, I decided to release them under an open-source license. I started preparing more icons for the most commonly used cases, and in the end, I created exactly 120 icons.

Then the main objective evolved into creating a set of icons that could be used on product screens, presentations, and social media posts. These icons should be rendered as product-ready assets, but I also wanted to share the editable source files with the optimized and exported icons.

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