Mastering the Lighting
Everything related to illumination and atmosphere in general. How to approach HDRI lighting, volumetrics, or the color of a sky and composition of clouds? Find out this section.
Basic principles behind HDRI lighting and how they translate to rendering engines. How to gain control and what to keep in mind? Let’s jump right to it!Go to the Article
Discover the true potential of sky models. Learn how they relate to hdri lighting. Explore the most famous sky models and understand the pros and cons of using them.
Natural light is often just not enough. But you can highlight certain elements or build a unique atmosphere with artificial lighting. Most people use it, and you should do it too.
You can transform the mood in your renderings with just a few clicks. Let’s experiment with different lighting scenarios and find the perfect one for your commercial and artistic projects.
The stylized mood doesn't have to be tricky. In fact, it can be effortless when you learn how to do volumetrics. Create emotions in your scene and add some spice on top of it.
Using warm and cold tones is pretty simple. But have you ever considered adding some red or pink to your renders? It makes more of a difference than you might think!
Color and Composition Classes
What are the rules that govern a fantastic image? What’s the relation between the objects and their color? Let’s break down and fix your composition!
Landscape or portrait? What lens do you choose, and how do you position your camera? If you want to master framing in your visualizations, it’s time to start thinking like a photographer.
Wider shots are more complex. It’s a fact. Still, they follow rules that also apply to close-up renderings. Learn how to read your images on a macro and micro level.
Behind every great composition, there is an experienced artist. To become one, break your picture down and put it back together in a way that grabs attention!
An excellent composition is easy to read from left to right as it is throughout the depth. What to keep in mind when designing an interior space or doing landscape? Let’s jump right to it!
Understand the process behind developing a rich and sensational color palette. It will give a massive boost to both your commercial project and artistic work. So let’s jump right to it!
LUTs work like magic. And yet; they are just a standard color correction. Let’s analyze how they work, break down existing ones, and then create our own from scratch!
There is so much to talk about the contrast in terms of black and white. But what if we add color, saturation, or even the size of the objects to the discussion? Let’s find out!Go to the Article
We have good news for you. We’ll show you tons of tricks that’ll help you add this extra oomph to your projects - the cherry on top of every great project.
3D Materials Workshop
Learn how to create realistic materials with this ultimate guide. Understanding the world around us is the key to build convincing shaders. And for CG artists, there is nothing more intriguing than breaking down the world around us. Let’s do this together!
Scratches, dust, or parametric materials? Done! Learn all the effortless ways and time-saving tricks you need to know when creating materials.Go to the Article
All the cheap ways and time-saving tricks you need to know when creating materials. Scratches, dust, or parametric materials? That sounds more than exciting!
Just about everything that a freshly baked CG artist needs to know. How to approach wood, plastic, or glass? Grab a solid piece of knowledge and jump right in!
Beautiful sea, rough ocean, calm lake - it’s what comes to mind when talking about water. But there’s so much more. Find out how to approach wet materials in general.
Snow is such a fascinating topic, yet we don’t see it too often in visualizations. Let’s break down the theory behind it and just play around. It’s easier than you think, and it’s so refreshing.
If you haven’t played with megascans yet - jump right to it. Seriously. They’re great straight out of the box, but you can squeeze so much more out of them. Let’s explore our favorite megascans hacks.
This should be your default workplace when creating materials. It’s easy, convenient, and much more time-saving than you might think. Let us convince you why.
Let’s go back to science class. What is albedo? What information direct or translucency pass gives you? We’ll break it down and show you how your images come together.
It is the world around us, that we love to analyze from every angle. As a 3d artist, the more you know about reality, the better results you get. Let’s dive into the wonders of our beautiful world!
Bluish or greenish? How do terrain color, humidity, and geolocalization affect it? Let’s break down the color of the sky once and for all!
You can highlight your architecture with just the right clouds. Uncover the potential in the biggest negative space in your pictures. And use it wisely!
Understanding plant biomes is the key to a believable forest. The same goes for the natural lawn. Let’s break down how to make realistic plant presets from scratch.
Uncover the true nature of trees and learn how to use them to add an extra touch to your story?Go to the Article
Learn the workflow behind creating the terrain which will be perfect for your needs. We will compare the most popular software and help you avoid common mistakes.
Creating a lively city might seem to be very complex but a few tricks will help you sell the mood easily
From tundra to cloud forest: what is the essence of major ecosystems and how to approach them in your daily work?
Learn how to use publicly available data to recreate the existing terrain in 3d.
Design & Concept Creation Classes
Following trends and searching for inspiration will make your job a lot easier. But the real test begins when you try to design yourself. It’s time to bring your work to the next level.
You don’t have to be a storyboard artist to understand its potential in commercial work. How to use frames and how to look at them as an art director. Let’s check it out!
Do those colors match the overall image? Does this decor fit the scene? You can improve the design by asking questions and answering them honestly. Let’s find out how!
Having a clear concept before jumping into 3d software is such a fantastic skill to have. Let’s touch the base of speed painting and photo bashing for beginners.
Learn the basics of decoration, add people and create emotional entourages.
You can easily handle the design process one iteration at a time. Little by little, make your image better-looking and more convincing. Let’s discuss how to set up an effective workflow on a macro and micro level.
Working on a concept level is sometimes hard to grasp, but it’s still worth the effort. It gives you total control over your process and helps you make the right decisions. See how it’s done.
Following art, working with references, and continuously getting inspired is the fastest way to grow as an artist. Let’s discuss the practices behind doing good research.
From fantasy to science-fiction and beyond: how to approach world-building that has no precedence in real life?
Personal & Business Segment
Working as a CG artist is an ongoing learning process. Tools, techniques, software - everything goes forward. And so should you! The same goes for customer service and your personal growth. Let’s dive in deeper!
Have you ever wondered how efficient your day-to-day work is? Read about those simple hacks that will help you organize your work better and reach your goals faster!
If you’re looking for better opportunities as a CG artist, there’s no better way than to promote yourself online. Set up your goal and start building your brand today!
Are you using the same old techniques and assets over and over again? It’s time for a change! Read about little things you can do to push yourself further and become a better artist.
Being a great artist starts where online tutorials end. That’s also where you find the pure pleasure of work. Solve problems and analyze references - let’s learn how!
Have you ever given a comment that nobody wanted? Or maybe you got a criticism that you didn’t care for? It’s a sensitive ground, and you need to prepare yourself for facing it!
Are you considering starting a career as an Archviz artist? Here’s everything you need to know about the project’s process. And if you’ve already started, check if you’re running projects like a pro!
Working with new clients is always a different journey. Your first impression is as important as your initial renderings. Learn how to start your relationship with a client and hit the ground running.
Don’t leave your client with any negative feelings. That’s a bare minimum of customer service. Meanwhile, building strong relationships will help you improve your paychecks. Check out how to do it right.
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