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Creating 3D environments in Blender

Creating 3D environments in Blender

After four years, the creating 3D environments course, is now finally here for Blender 2.81. Thousands of students participated in the first version of this course and there were a lot of requests for a follow-up course. Prepare for a new chapter in the world of 3D environments.

The profession continues

For centuries, making environments has been something that many artists do to impress other people. Since the advent of computer graphics there is a new wave of designers studying this lovely profession. This course reveals some fundamental lessons from the old painting masters. Use the course to get the max out Blender and learn to create high quality 3D environments.

Starting from scratch

The complexity of many scenes is often holding people back from creating environmental scenes in 3D. Most designers drop-out halfway and are then facing their unfinished work because it takes a lot of time and work to create scenes with architecture and nature. I faced this many times, but because I was so inspired by medieval architecture, I took the time to learn how to create 3D environments in a way in which I could express myself. During this process I struggled hard and made many unnecessary choices that slowed down my progression. The power of this course is that it shows you exactly what you need to design 3D environments and which details you might want to avoid or postpone in order to make the most out of your own progression.

The road to perfection

We all want to create beautiful scenes, but making these scenes can be a big challenge. This course is not only a technical education, it also covers topics like focus, inspiration and organization. I believe that a well-organized focused designer, with the right inspiration, will be able to make every 3D dream come to life. This course is well documented and guides you through the process of creating 3D scenes in Blender 2.81.

From ruin to castle

This course will guide you through the new Blender 2.81 interface. Together we make our first steps in Blender. Slowly we start building objects and after one chapter you will be able to make a small dice scene. This warming-up is needed to get used to the workflow and make you comfortable with Blender and the things that will come. Shortly after that, we will jump into the node editor. We will start mixing textures, just like the old painting masters, to get decent looking results. We will apply the material on a ruin and build the first environment scene. Then we will start building a farmhouse in a medieval style. We will use the workbench for modeling, Eevee for the texture work and Cycles to render the scenes to get the max out of it. After finishing the farmhouse, we merge the building with a nature environment. We will create the trees with the sapling add-on, so you will not need any external plugins. There is a full chapter about creating nature assets and in the final castle scene we will merge everything together to make a wonderful environmental scene. All content and textures come from Texture/HDRI Haven and are included in the course.

About me

My name is Rob Tuytel and I have been a environment designer for the past 13 years. I have a huge passion for the Dutch 17th century and mainly focus on medieval architecture. I run the platform Texture Haven together with Greg Zahl who also runs HDRI Haven. I recently completed my latest project Batavia 1627, a Realtime VR project for a Dutch museum. I love to study old environment paintings and use these as an inspiration for my work. You might know me from the Tears of Steel open Blender movie or from my previous environment course for Blender 2.79

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Rating 4.4 based on 1,054 ratings
Length 66.5 total hours
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Instructors Rob Tuytel, Erik Selin
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easy to follow in 35 reviews

The work / scenes which he does with you are all reasonably complex by the end, yet he makes them seem very simple by breaking them up into small steps which are very easy to follow.

the explanation is very easy to follow.

Really liked the advanced material part 2 and 3 :) Very easy to follow.

And this is a huge opportunity for me that I learn from experts and professionals Everything is OK so far Easy to follow even as a complete novice (except some way to do things i still dont get it) I really like this course :D I've only seen the intro but so far it's good.

Yes, going on well just begining It's very easy to follow and understand.

The tutor explains everything in a very simple way and does it steb by step so it's easy to follow.

Rob covers a lot of ground and is easy to follow.

Easy to follow and enjoyable.

Not to fast and very easy to follow.

This is a very easy to follow course ... though the instructor did skip over some simple things some new users may not instantly understand ... if you get lost cause he doesn't point out a hotkey just look at the bottom left of his screen it shows all shortcuts he is using... overall great instructor and very in depth so far!!

Teacher is explaining everything and easy to follow (but I have to admin... Textures get really confusing with all these nodes... :D) Texture files included, PDF version included... really cool.

As for the teaching style of the course, I like how the lectures are straightforward and easy to follow, but also encourage students to branch out and try different things.

Easy to follow.

The instructor is going at a good and easy to follow pace.

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so far so good in 14 reviews

So far so good, I am having to construct a quick guide to key presses a I go but hoping I will need it less and less the more experience I get.

So far so good, i will only substract one star because he includes paid software in the course "The Grove" and thats the kind of things i would like to be warned before buying a course.

So far so good.

I’ve just started but i think it will be very useful in my future, i hope it will be very fun and easy to learn And the guy who tells it it’s very nice Awesome course with lessons applicable beyond Blender pretty good a light intro,looking forward to whats next Nice good explained, short cuts going sometimes too fast or the results are not the same So far so good, but only lectures up til now.

So far so good The content seems promising, like the instructor's way of explaining things so far; we ll see Awesome course...... Only on the first section right now, but the instructor is very good at explaining what to expect from the course.

So far....... very good Seems like a real good course So far so good.

So far so good, was able to follow everything so far.

Just starting this; so far so good.

amazing So far so good, just seems to get started slowly.

Yes - so far so good - excited to learn as much as possible about environments in Blender.

Very Detailed and well explained tutorials So far so good.

so far it seems very good So far so good 明明是英语,却没有英语字母,叫我们中国学生情何以堪 Very clear introduction.

so far so good spiegazioni precise e complete It's easy to understand even without scripts Seems to be heading in the path i want to take.

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looking forward in 19 reviews

I'll miss the days I spent working on this project with him and I'm looking forward to any courses he publishes in the future!

I am looking forward to your new courses to improve my level in Blender.

Looking forward to finishing the course.

Excellent so far I'm up to creating material and testing it....Total Beginner Because I'm learning a lot of new skills from this teacher and he also explain as well as I was looking forward for it.

I am looking forward to what else I can learn in the rest of the course.

Looking forward to getting into the buildings modelling and texturing!

Looking forward to learning new techniques in Blender Ele tem uma didática excelente e é bastante detalhista o que torna o projeto muito bem elaborado.

I'm looking forward to finishing this course and looking into your other content as I pick a specialty.

cant say anything yet....but looking forward to learn a lot!!!

Great so far have learnt so much in only a few lessons I am just getting onto the fence now and am really looking forward to starting more complex models Great teacher, extremely helpful and answers questions quickly.

Looking forward to learning from a Blender expert.

Rob has clearly laid out what we will be covering with a detailed explanation and i'm looking forward to learning a new skill in 3D modelling and hopefully this will give me some ideas and confidence when I start to create my own game Easy to follow, all steps arranged and ordered well.

Looking forward to learning It's not just about the technology.

Looking forward to a unique learning experience.

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highly recommend in 18 reviews

Highly recommended.

The course is full of techniques and information that is worthwhile to both new and experienced Blenders users highly recommend the course well worth the investment of time and money Having the background stories and all is good but I would more prefer to get into Blender and maybe one or two videos on background story and introduction I'm on about lecture 12 of 418 - no clue yet So far, exactly what I need and was looking for.

I would highly recommend this course.

I would highly recommend taking this course and surprisingly enough they are amazingly fast responsive which is nice.

I highly recommend this course to any and all Blender users - beginners or advanced.

Highly, highly recommended course!

I highly recommend this one to anyone who is willing to create stunning 3D environments.

Highly recommend this course for beginners.

Excellent course and feedback from the instructor, there are constant improvements on the course base on the comments from the students, I highly recommend it.

I would highly recommend you to take this course.

Highly Recommended.

Ive purchased more than 3-5 courses but THIS IS THE TOP NOTCH QUALITY.... #1 BLENDER COURSE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me.

I highly recommend this course.

Ótima explicação great going Highly recommended.

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step by step in 11 reviews

For example, instead of saying: "Now we want to do x..." and explaining why we want to do that, what affect it will have, etc.. and then going step by step through the process", he proceeds with "We want to do this, so we open this, and then we click on this.. and then that looks good, okay so moving on..." - and that's actually a pretty good paraphrase of some moments.

It' complete, step by step.

I have taken it step by step with his help and reached the anticipated goals in this tutorial.

The course goes step by step - for me it was impossible to get lost - and besides learning how to do awesome 3D environments, you will learn good practices about how to use Blender, which I think it is one of the most important things you can learn about something.

This course was a gift, Well, it's good, is not a step by step tutorial, but is much better.

Got this course and started to follow along and I am so happy I bought it, Rob goes into great detail from the start he shows you the basics then leads it into projects you can follow step by step using what you learned before, each section leads to a final model which is great, he provides a pdf file for each section so you can read on the go, or just fall back on if needed, I recommend this course for anyone who wishes to learn blender and put that knowledge into practice as you go I cannot wait to see the future courses Rob may bring hopefully a 2.8 course that would be awesome Guter Kurs auch für Einsteiger, leider ist die Übersetzung teilweise fehlerhaft und es werden teilweise Einstellungen zur Bearbeitung vorgenommen, die nicht immer ganz eindeutig erklärt werden.

Rob Tuytel gives you as a beginner step by step instructions on how to create a vivid scenery in Blender combining architecture und nature.

The instructor gives an awesome experience covering every single aspect from very basic noob level and takes you step by step.

It's not as clean cut as the usual step by step instructions that most Tutorials and courses offer and help you understand why you are doing what you are doing.

The teacher is very clear on explaining step by step and thats great for me.I looking up for a good course.

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too much in 13 reviews

To any one reading this, Just don't think too much and click on that 'Buy now' button, to begin your journey as a 3D artist!

Great stuff guys talks way too much This course taught me how to make any realistic environment I can imagine.

He's too much repetitive, little things like "lets add a bevel, Ctrl-B" everytime he wants to do a bevel, while lacking proper terms, "press Ctrl-R and press 5" instead of something like "lets add some loop cuts on this face".

Too much times I ended up hearing: 'Good, good, good, uhm.. hmm, well... alright, etc.'

It is recommended cause it is well implemented, good paced , not too much details not too few it will not tire you .

well , its not a begeiner course because there is too much miss explanations, but still wonderfull .

I really like how Rob has broken the chapters down into smaller chunks, so you dont get lost in one chapter (due to too much information to digest.)

Simple and straightforward presentation with a more natural progression on how to use Blender, unlike other tutorials that start with either too much or too little detail.

Too much "we'll go into detail later."

Too much humming and harring.

Very unclear in explanations The course looks good, but after writing this I am asking for a refund I'm having way too much fun with this!

Too much detail.

very good Liking it so far 친절하고 Interesting - but not yet practical good advise its very nice Too much talking Wonderful course good teaching Masterful teaching.

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been using blender in 6 reviews

I am enjoying going through even the most basic concepts, although I have been using Blender for a couple years now.

yes I've already been using Blender for a few months but I've still learned so much, very useful Edit: Gets a bit boring during the house part.

I have been using Blender on and off for several years now.

:D I have been using blender for around 10 months I am at the end of chapter 2 so far and have allready learned at least 4-5 new useful things...(I previously made all my bevels by hand) 4 stars for now I will change my rating to something more accurate when I have completed the course.

:) The content is fine, but I have been using Blender for a while so have only skim-watched the first part of the course, which is largely an introduction to the software.

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tips and tricks in 5 reviews

Un grand merci Rob Tutel Thank you Rob, a wonderful explanation and I have benefited greatly from you and I hope you have other courses sí Excellent course, comprehensive, full of tips and tricks, fantastic course for both novice and advanced users, highly recommended.

A lot of tips and tricks on modeling were taught, and Rob really knows his way on materials, texturing and specially using the UV(which was what I learned the most).

i recommend this course 100% to any new blender user, or anyone that wants to learn some cool tips and tricks.

I've learned several tips and tricks in just the first two simple modeling exercises.

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other than in 8 reviews

I hope to see something about importing in ue4 other than unity, but it's awesome nonetheless!

Everyone tells you to use them, but few say why.. Haven't even really started with anything other than overview and the dice, but already learned a lot and I really appreciate your style and depth from which you explain things!

Other than that, very good course and instructor.

lots of info fast pace so you dont get bord just needs to remember to tsay what you are doing some times such as when you used the offset tool you didnt say how you made the area of efect smaller i took me a few min to fiuger it out my self other than that awsome so far The teacher is very knowledgeable and I am learning an amazing amount from this course.

Other than that, highly recommend to those who are new to the program and wish to increase their skills.

Other than this recurrence, the course is good.

Other than that, great explanations and teaching method, everything is easy to understand.

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explains everything in 7 reviews

The instuctor explains everything very well.

Rob is a phenomenal teacher and he goes at a fair pace and explains everything in painstaking detail.

Easy to learn and the tutor explains everything very nice.

I feel that he explains everything very thoroughly without adding unnecessary filler to it.

Good teacher explains everything that you need to know.

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put together in 6 reviews

Great course, well put together.

excellent really excellent course I found the course very good detailed, but the part that is letting it down is the file structure we download, poorly put together, Loads of textures missing that i have to do file searching for one example "floorv2.jpg " in total 22 textures missing its frustrating when doing part 9.

The course is well put together.

From what is stated, the instructor has put together a lot of content, and promises to constantly update, which makes this course very worthwhile.

good explanations and good logical progression on using the software Sympathischer Trainer, sehr umfassender Kurs Looks superbly put together I am looking forward to going through it.

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keep up in 6 reviews

The unfortunate consequence of this is that I'm so busy just trying to keep up with what he's doing that I have no time to actually absorb or understand what's going on or why he's doing it.

My brain is in constant "keep up" mode.

Also, I should say that this is the second time that I've attempted to go through this course, and it is great to see that the instructor has incorporated new material to not only make things more obvious, but also to keep up with the technology.

You guys are awesome, giving very good education, an inspiration and hope for students that can be educated with their laptop and internet, keep it up guys :) The content is great, really good but sometimes it goes a little too fast to keep up and the pronunciation could use a little work to make the most of it.

Great info, just too fast to keep up with.

He tries to explain as best he can and I do not give up when learning from him as I do with many other learning sources, I am extremely thankful that I found someone willing to answer questions and keep updated.

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Rating 4.4 based on 1,054 ratings
Length 66.5 total hours
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Cost $11
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Instructors Rob Tuytel, Erik Selin
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Subjects Art & Design
Tags Design 3D & Animation

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