Note: Course taken with Sergio Castaneda is pre-recorded, with recorded feedback. Course taken with Maarten Hermans will be a mix of live lectures/Q&A’s with recorded feedback.
This class will help students understand how powerful 3D is and how to take advantage of different techniques to translate 2D skills into full 3D scenes. Students will render multiple scenes while learning to incorporate 3D techniques into their concept art workflows. Initially the course will focus on the essential 3D tools to quickly generate great 3D base images that can be presented as blockouts ready to be polished in a painting software like Photoshop. As the course progresses, students will start working with more complex organic scenes. Finally, students will create an entire environment based on their own 2D drawing or sketch, getting multiple shots to tell a story. The course will also demonstrate why 3D workflows require knowledge of 2D composition and color to have a professional piece. This course uses Blender for the 3D techniques, but the skills and workflows demonstrated can be adapted for other 3D software packages. (Course outline for each instructor may be different; for specific outline information, please select the instructor and click on “Request Syllabus” below.)
Mexican artist Sergio Castañeda is part of the One Pixel Brush team, creating concept art for titles like Last of Us Part 2, Call of Duty Mobile, Arena of Valor, among others. Starting his career as a 3D technical artist, he decided to jump into the professional concept art world in the last years starting from scratch.
He is constantly looking for new tools and techniques that allow him to move quickly and get the job done in a short time. Always searching for the best way to tell the story in every single image. He enjoys challenging projects but also family, movies, music, and dogs.
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It helped me with thinking and creating a clear definition of the topic i want to draw, which is a huge help in starting anything, be it a drawing or a project.
Now I feel that with these tools and knowledge I am finally able to realize the ideas I have.
It helped me to understand a lot about design theory and design practice
(Maarten) Taught me how to be confident using a software I had no prior experience of, and also developed my skills of composition, lighting and value.
3D for 2D Artists course has broadened my knowledge regarding designing and how to execute it fast and efficiently. Especially in terms of 3d and how it works in the concept art pipeline.
It was a well designed course that helped me save time and computer resources. I had a lot of different isolated CG creation skills and this class helped me develop a system to get my work completed on a deadline. Sergio is a great teacher
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