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Lesson 1

1. 2D and 3D Techniques

  • instructor

- Jama Jurabaev

  • apprentice

- Anthony Jones

Deciding which dimension to work in is a tough choice. To start things off, Jama will walk you through the advantages and disadvantages of using 2D vs. 3D, and the power of combining them together. We will then do a tour of 3D-Coat, including the tools and workflow Jama uses to create concept sketches.



1. Starting from silhouttes, create a futuristic cityscape. Try using different shapes from study to build a nice variety creating your own unique shapes.

2. Take those unique shapes and paint height maps

3. Render and texture your setup in Keyshot

Student Gallery

Rly had fun with this one. And the course is super awesome rly enjoying it and learnig a lot. I always thought that 3D will be tough and boring but 3D coat is an rly awesome program and and Jama as an instructor is just epic. I created this town which i had in my mind. Epic sity with possibilities but only for rich people that is why i wanted to have poor part in front of it.

Awesome teachers with great teaching skills. It's not just a class, it's a family.

- Val Germain

Here is my attempt with the techniques I learned from first part of the course. Hardest part for me is to create a texture that will not look awkward on the buildings. Also lack of experience with keyshot and 3Dcoat caused a bit of trouble.

Was great experimenting with this process. The only 3D I've really done before this is basic modeling in Sketchup, so this was definitely a level up from that. Looking forward to continuing with 3D Coat. Thank you Jama.

I learned a lot on this assignment.

Lessons in this Course

Software Used: 
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, 3D-Coat, Keyshot 5
Optional Software: 

How was Jama able to make the cube in the beginning?


I'm excited on day 1 but I would like more insight on the hotkeys and what exactly they are doing at any given point.