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Texturing and Surfacing for Films/Cinematics

A 6-week course using industry techniques to create high-end textures and shaders with a film/cinema approach

Course Categories
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
ZBrush, Mari, Maya, Vray, Substance Designer, Photoshop, pure ref
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A fundamental understanding of texture creation process
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
ZBrush, Mari, Maya, Vray, Substance Designer, Photoshop, pure ref
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A fundamental understanding of texture creation process
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
ZBrush, Mari, Maya, Vray, Substance Designer, Photoshop, pure ref
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A fundamental understanding of texture creation process
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Reference and Texture Concept

Collecting reference, assessing the sculpted detail on the model and creating a paintover in Photoshop | Exploring texture ideas

Week 2 | Detailing Surface Displacements

Using Zbrush and Mari with texturing xyz maps to project realistic scan data onto the surface to create high fidelity detail for the skin of the character

Week 3 | Creating Color Maps for Skin and Teeth

Using Mari to project skin color onto the surface based on the concept created in week one

Week 4 | Creating Colors Maps for Eyes and Clothing

Using Mari to create realistic textures for the eye surfaces and various parts of clothing

Week 5 | Setting up Skin and Mouth Shading

Using Maya and Vray to block out the skin and mouth shading, plugging in our painted textures from the previous weeks

Week 6 | Setting up Eye and Clothing Shaders

Using Maya and Vray to setup eye shaders and clothing shaders | Using textures created from previous weeks. | Creating a final presentation render

Texturing and Surfacing for Films/Cinematics
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Unleashing your creative potential

Chris Nichols is a lead texture artist and modeler who has worked at Digital Domain, Vancouver, Bardel Entertainment, Whizz Digital, Spin FX, IS Vancouver. He's worked on titles such as X-men: Days of Future Past, Night at the Museum, Thor, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, and most recently Avengers: Infinity Wars.

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July 16th

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Peter Paterson

Chris has a kind supportive way about him while clearly getting across his constructive and thought provoking criticism that support better learning, observation and growth.

Marque Pierre Sondergaard

I have done a number of these courses from various providers over the years. This was by far my favourite in all aspects, both in terms of how approachable the teacher was, how knowledgeable he was, and how much in depth information he shared with us. Top marks all around!

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Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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Texturing and Surfacing for Films/Cinematics
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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
Apr 29, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
ONLY
$599
COURSE BEGINS
July 16th
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