|Fundamentals of Shading||Fundamentals of Texturing|
|Creating Simple Eevee Environments (part 1)||Modeling Heavy Equipment (part 1)|
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A nice, and straightforward introduction to building realistic environments. As always, Kent shows you how to get a great result without a great amount of effort.
I learned a little bit at every stage, from basic modeling, to texturing, lighting, atmospheric effects, and compositing / rendering. Probably what stood out the most is the section on texturing, which is quite accessible even for those relatively inexperienced with textures. Through the use of fairly small node trees, Kent manages to create a few very convincing textures, which really sell the scene.
I would highly recommend the course to intermediate users interested in learning about environment creation.
I highly recommend everyone here on CG Cookie and anywhere else to check out this class. These lessons are perfect for learning how to create an entirely custom environment from scratch. I had never personally gone through a process like this, and it was really fun to learn throughout the entire process. This course is really in-depth, and it was a great step-by-step process overall. Kent made it feel really easy and accessible to build a highly realistic final design like this.
This entire process was really rewarding. Why? Because it's amazing to see in real-time how all of the pieces of the environment are built from a simple mesh and form into the final picture. The modeling portion helped me learn new techniques and reenforce tools I'm still trying to get a hold of. There's a lot of great practicing different extrusion/inset techniques that can create amazing objects like metal ducts, pipes, handrails, and more. The modular asset portion of the class is so cool because it's almost as if you're seeing pieces of a puzzle coming together to form a much larger picture--pieces of a puzzle that you built yourself with Kent's guidance, that is! I learned really important and useful snapping techniques that I've never seen before.
I honestly can't believe that I was able to create something as visually stunning as this industrial environment. It was really fun learning because Kent is an expert at the craft and a great teacher. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to have an amazing outlet to practice modelling, shading, lighting, and creative design. Be sure to check it out!
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I was a non-believer in eevee's hability to look realistic. This course showed me wrong so good!
Also, very smart ways to fill up an environment avoiding tedious work, as always