Blender for Concept Art with Nicholas Schumaker

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This course focuses on the practical use of 3D & 2D mediums to create a finished environment illustration for presentation. Students will learn how to use the 3D software, Blender to create a simple 3D geometry base and use Photoshop to complete rendering the image to a high level of finish. This is a great class for environment designers who wants to improve on their image finishing skills and create strong environment painting for their design portfolio. This is a must take class for anyone who are interested in designing environments for game and 3D film productions (Optional software are Octane, Modo, & 3D Coat).

CLASS #: 110
TIME: Mondays, 7:30PM - 10:30PM  
START DATE: October 5th, 2020
DURATION: 10 Weeks*
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Intro to Perspective, Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching, Sketching for Environment, Intro to Digital Painting
MATERIALS: Laptop, Wacom, Photoshop, & Blender.

Blender base requirements (PC/MAC Specs):

- 64-bit dual core 2Ghz CPU with SSE2 support.

- 4 GB RAM.

- 1280×768 display.

- Mouse, trackpad or pen+tablet.

- Graphics card with 1 GB RAM, OpenGL 3.3.

- Less than 10 year old computer.

(In the interest of having a smooth experience in any 3d program we wanted to give the suggestions bellow on what you would need to run Blender smoothly.)

Teacher's Computer Suggestion:

- AMD Ryzen 5 and up

- Intel i5 and up

- 8GB Ram and up

Graphics card:

- Nvidia: GTX 770 and up
- N
ew card to get (for great price to performance): RTX 3070
- AMD: Radeon Rx 570 and up
- Great Price to performance: Rx 5700

Teacher's current teaching laptop:

Least expensive desktop option:

INSTRUCTOR: Nicholas Schumaker is a Senior Concept Artist at Insomniac Games. His past projects include “Marvel’s Spiderman”, “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End”, & the TV show “Arrow”.


*Due to reasons such as instructor sick day, family emergencies, storm, earthquake, fire, flood, or other unforeseen circumstances, Concept Design Academy reserves the right to push any class back 1 week in schedule if necessary. Students are strongly recommended to plan their schedule with some flexibility in mind to avoid schedule conflicts.

*** Limit one seat purchase for each class per student. Multiple seat purchase of same class will not be honored. ***