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  • view course page for David Lesperance, Digital Environment Design

    CG artist and environmental designer David Lesperance explains how he creates the rich, lifelike backdrops for popular games like World of Warcraft, Halo, Diablo, and StarCraft.

    11m 1s
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

    Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max

    Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to light and render the exterior of a building with 3ds Max, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    3h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in Maya

    Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    4h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in Maya

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.

    3h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

    Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.

    12m 58s
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  • view course page for Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Maya

    Shows how to master practical mental ray techniques for rendering models created in Maya.

    4h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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