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Creating 3D environments in Blender

A very unique Blender 3D course about the creation of environments, taught by environment artist Rob Tuytel. Through out each of the many lessons you are introduced to the powerful and free Blender 3D program. After becoming familiar with the Blender user interface, students will learn how to create a landscape design from scratch. Additional videos in this series teach students how to apply materials, lights and even advanced node systems (principled) to their models. Finally, this series will show students how to make an organization plan and create a very advanced environment scene including buildings and characters.

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We start with installing Blender and making some simple objects. We get in touch with the Blender interface and I will show the most used buttons in this course. This comes with full in depth lecture documentation ( PDF) .

We continue with making a fence and add a simple wood texture. You will get in touch with the UV image editor and learn how to apply textures on your model. Then I will explain the material editor and show how nodes work (principled shader) . You will learn how to make a simple shader combination to add moss on the fence. I will also show some other shaders like transparency and translucency. This chapter includes a Material node book ( PDF ), a must have for making good looking materials

After these lessons we start with the building process, first making a simple building, but after making some progress we will start creating more advanced buildings, including ornaments. We Use Unity 3D to import the models including baked maps.

After completing the buildings, we start with the nature part and I will explain how to make grass, flowers, weed, rocks and trees. We will use 'The Grove 3D' to generate trees. After the nature part we will make a landscape scene and add all the objects including a sand path with water puddles.

After the nature chapter we will focus on atmosphere and lighting, using the point and sun lamp to make a light setup. We will also use an environment map to light the scene. In the end we will use some atmosphere fog to create mist in the scene.

Then it's time to create the final scene, we start from scratch and use a scene map as a reference and make a rough setup. From that point we build the scene and face all the challenges that comes with environment modeling. In the end we do a final review and finalize the scene.

This course is recorded in blender 2.78c and 2.79. We will use the cycles render engine

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Rating 4.4 based on 897 ratings
Length 38 hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $14
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Instructor Rob Tuytel
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Design 3D & Animation

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easy to follow in 33 reviews

the instructions are clear and easy to follow as a complete beginner I am able to complete tasks that I did not know I could complete Overall experience is outstanding The course is well taught with excellent support.

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 Author is great about how to explain it to others - not just how to do it himself.

It's very easy to follow and understand.

Just an FYI: I am a week old with blender and he is very easy to follow.

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.

Really well thought out, easy to follow and takes the time to explain all the things you need to know to develop yourself as an artist.

Everything is well explained and he is very skilled The videos are very well done: easy to follow, the mouse key and keyboard display is convenient, and the documentation is excellent.

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looking forward in 18 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.

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

Looking forward to learning new techniques in Blender the trainer is able to explain complicated concepts in a simple way.

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

I have been looking forward to this course for some time ever since seeing a preview video on YouTube.

Looking forward to finishing the course.

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highly recommend in 16 reviews

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 This course taught me how to make any realistic environment I can imagine.

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

:) Highly recommend this course for beginners.

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 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.

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follow along in 14 reviews

Even with previous blender experience, I find the lecture moves a little too fast to follow along with ease.

Not too fast-paced, but assumes that the learner has enough nous to follow along (some things are left implicit).

My advice is to follow along with a stack of note cards, and write down each keyboard shortcut and function as you go.

Moving a tiny bit fast but I do have some experience in Blender so I can mostly follow along.

(example, about modifiers, I am going to google and read more, it goes so fast that despite I understood, I am not sure I would know what to do in my project(s)) Instructor is very clear and concise, going into enough detail that even beginners can follow along well.

:) the video kept freezing i could not follow along i am not sure if i got the tools rite I am learning so much more with this course than with other courses I've completed!

If you've made a couple objects in Blender before, you should be able to follow along just fine.

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too much in 11 reviews

The instructor focus too much in little details that wont really be notable or that have way better ways to achieve, also he lacks experience to make optimal modeling, lots of N-Gons, which upon exporting will give problems.

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".

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

Sim 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."

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step by step in 9 reviews

It' complete, step by step.

Loving this course so far 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 this course is really great to learn blender and Q&A is responsive but the teacher sometime can't explain everything very well because he is not a native English speaker but still...you can understand him i advice anyone to take this course Learn a lot from this course.

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

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.

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

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Rating 4.4 based on 897 ratings
Length 38 hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $14
From Udemy
Instructor Rob Tuytel
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Design 3D & Animation

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