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 #: 114W
TIME: Mondays, 7:30PM - 10:30PM (PDT)
START DATE: Oct 3rd, 2022
DURATION: 10 Weeks*
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Intro to Perspective, Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching, Sketching for Environment, Intro to Digital Painting
MATERIALS: Laptop, Wacom, & Photoshop.
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
-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
-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.
*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. ***