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2D and 3D Techniques

Lesson 1 in Intro to 3D Concept Design

Lesson Information

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


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Hey Andrea

the mood and lighting in this one is extremely good.
Composition wise i think you can improve it. RIght now it looks like there are 2 focal points and they are equally spaced.

Lesson 5 will be all about composition and establishing shots,
so i`ll get a lot of ideas from there!:)


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