Nature Inspired Creature Design - Week 01 Reference Workflow

Gabriel Teo, Academy of Media Arts

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6 Lessons (2h 21m)
    • 1. Introduction to Nature-Inspired Creature Design

    • 2. Session 1: Location Scouting

    • 3. Session 2: Observation

    • 4. Session 3: 3D Scans from Photographs

    • 5. Session 4: Organising Photos and Files

    • 6. Session 5: Art Journaling


About This Class

Thanks for joining the AMA family! This workshop is entitled Nature Inspired Creature Design, and consists of 4 awesome parts that are as much fun to watch as it is to participate!

In Week 1, we explore Brick Bay, New Zealand, location scouting and brainstorming what kind of creature we want to breathe life into. We capture textures for the creature, take 360 panoramas of our environment to place the creature in, and 3D scan objects in the environment - all with our smartphones.

In Week 2, we learn how to create the creature in 3D using the industry-standard digital sculpting software ZBrush, and how to place it in the environment.

In Week 3, we texture, light, and render the creature to look photorealistic.

And finally, in Week 4, we composite Keyshot render passes and present the final render using Photoshop! Boom - your creature has now come to life!

For the full workshop overview, click here!