Blender for Concept Art with Nicholas Schumaker - Waiting List

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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 #: 113W
TIME: Mondays, 7:30PM - 10:30PM (PDT)
START DATE: June 21, 2021
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.

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”.


BLENDER BASE REQUIREMENT (PC/MAC SPECS): 

-6.4 bit dual core 2Ghz CPU with SSE2 support

-4 GB RAM

-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:  

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SR5HS6X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Rg9uFbWGSY3PH

Least expensive desktop option:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VGJDKZ4?tag=pcv07-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1


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 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. ***