3D Concept Art Training Taught By Industry Experts

Learn 3D concept art and take your artistic skills to the next level!

The visual effects and video game industry is constantly evolving, and studios are getting more demanding when it comes to quality and speed. As a Concept Artist it’s more important than ever to be efficient, professional, and have all the necessary tools at your disposal to make changes on the fly.

That’s why CG Spectrum has created the Introduction to 3D Concept Art course. It’s specifically designed for students wanting to enhance their concepting skills, dramatically improve workflow speed, produce high quality artwork, and impress clients.

Introduction to 3D Concept Art Course Overview

In just 12 weeks, you’ll learn professional techniques used by industry artists to create your own 3D concept art from scratch. You’ll dive into ZBrush Core, the digital sculpting software that bridges your 2D Concept Art skills with the 3D world. Learn how to digitally sculpt props and assets from thumbnail sketches, quickly block out 3D environments, and take your concepts to a polished level using rendering and paint over techniques.

By mixing 3D and 2D techniques for concept art using industry standard software such as ZBrush, Maya, Photoshop, 3D Coat and Marmoset Toolbag you’ll expand your arsenal of skills and learn the workflows used by AAA game design and VFX studios around the world.

The Introduction to 3D Concept Art course can be taken in a small group or as a one-on-one mentorship. Whichever you choose, you can rest assured that your mentor will take a personal interest in your future success and guarantee an educational experience like no other.

Start Date

September 7th, 2020

Duration

3 Months

Delivery Method

Weekly online classes via Zoom along with recorded feedback, e-mail support and a student community

Software

A license of Zbrush Core, Maya LT, Photoshop, 3D Coat and Marmoset Toolbag is provided to all students for free

Course Load

20hrs/week

Skill Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Prerequisites

Course Curriculum

MODULE 01

Prop Concept Art Design

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Dive into designing your first prop using a mix of 2D and 3D techniques. Using Photoshop to create thumbnail ideations focusing on strong silhouettes, you’ll extract your designs into ZBrush Core. Learn common tools used for 3D Concepting including 3D gizmos, masking, IMM primitives, booleans, trim dynamic, inflate tool and clay polish. Next you’ll refine your blocked out designs and add detail. Conclude your final design process using external rendering packages like Marmoset Toolbag 3, then back into Photoshop for the final paint over process.


Learn how to:

  • Master ZBrush Core basics
  • Turn 2D concept art into 3D
  • Quickly create thumbnail sketches
  • Professionally output your image

Weekly Breakdown

  1. Introduction to ZBrush Core
  2. Prop Design: Design Brief
  3. Prop Design: Thumbnailing
  4. Prop Design: Concept Sculpting
  5. Prop Design: Polish
  6. Prop Design: Rendering
  7. Prop Design: Paint Over

*Curriculum subject to change based on industry input

MODULE 02

Environment Concept Art Design

Environment Concept Art Design

Find out how to quickly block out, light and render 3D environment concept art. Create basic compositions from multiple angles, and using Maya LT you’ll develop a simple interior room. Gather reference and create a lighting mood board to develop a concept for your final composition. Use Marmoset Toolbag 3 to set up shaders, lighting and camera angles in order to create a final render. Back in Photoshop you’ll do the paint over process, adding base layers, textures, details and FX to create a final polished composition. Finish with a polished piece of 3D concept art.


Learn how to:

  • Use Maya LT navigation and tools
  • Correctly block a 3D environment
  • Set up camera angles and lighting
  • Gather strong reference material

Weekly Breakdown

  1. Introduction to Maya LT
  2. Environment Design: 3D Block Out
  3. Environment Design: Rendering in Marmoset Toolbag 3
  4. Environment Design: Final Render & Composition
  5. Environment Design: Paint Over & Polish in Photoshop

*Curriculum subject to change based on industry input

LOOK INSIDE

HOW IT WORKS?

Meet Your Mentor

Krzysztof Luzny

Krzysztof Luzny

Mentor of

3D Concept Art

Krzysztof is a freelance Concept Artist based in the UK. While studying Architecture he discovered his passion for digital art and decided to chase his dream to become a professional Concept Artist.

His work ranges from realistic to stylized including characters, environments, vehicles and props. Over the years he has learned how to quickly adopt new tools, using them to his advantage in concept art production.

Krzysztof looks forward to teaching you how to speed up your concept art workflow to maximize your efficiency and expand your skill set.

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The CG Spectrum Advantage

Flexible Scheduling

Whether studying full-time or working around a busy schedule, CG Spectrum’s virtual learning model allows you to study when you want, where you want.

Industry Mentors

Learn from highly experienced and passionate mentors who are actively working in the industry on major feature films and AAA video games.

Job Ready Skills

Our specialized, custom-built digital art courses and hands-on teaching method ensure the skills you gain are exactly those that studios are looking for.

Payment Plans

Your education is an investment. We offer various payment options to help you pursue your passion, hone your craft, and start working sooner.

Ready to Start Something Great?

Tuition & Study Options

1-On-1 Private Option

Progress faster as an artist with 1-on-1 mentorship! Private tuition offers a higher level of individual attention and more flexibility to schedule classes around work and family commitments. Your mentor can also customize the course based on your particular strengths and interests. This option is perfect for those looking to change careers to get into the industry, or established artists looking to upgrade skills or change specialties.

MONTHLY

$850 USD

3 x payments

 

UPFRONT

$2290 USD

1 x payments

(Save 10%)

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