Blender for Concept Art with Samuel Chon (Online Course)

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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 is interested in designing environments for game and 3D film productions (Optional software are Octane, Modo, & 3D Coat).

CLASS #: 130
TIME: Fridays, 7:30PM - 10:30PM (PDT)
START DATE: June 14, 2024
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.

Samuel is Vis Dev / Concept Artist working in both the animation and the game industry. His past clients include Dreamworks Animation, Jim Henson Company, and Treyarch. His past projects include “Jurassic World: Chaos Theory”, “Ark: The Animated Series”, “RAID: Call of the Arbiter”, “Valorant: Spark - Neon Agent and Valorant: Revelations Ep 6”, and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War”.


-6.4 bit dual core 2Ghz CPU with SSE2 support


-1280x768 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 below 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

-New card to get (for a 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:


TIME ZONE: All CDA class days/times listed above are based on the Los Angeles PST/PDT time zone.

REFUND POLICY: For details about our class refund policy, please visit our "Refund Policy" and "Terms of Service" pages.


*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 the 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. ***