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Lesson 7

7. Compositing 3D Renders

  • instructor

- Ash Thorp

  • apprentice

- Jama Jurabaev

  • apprentice
  • learn squared

- Florian Aupetit

  • apprentice
  • learn squared

- Tim Zarki

Building upon the knowledge from the prior lesson, we’ll continue exploring the complex world of 3D software. Ash will show his process for integrating his 3D renders into Photoshop, to further accomplish the goals of his mind map and theme. Here, you will learn to create detailed production-ready frames using all of the 2D and 3D techniques discussed prior.

Homework

3D Assignment

Refine your six (6) 3D renders from the previous lesson and create final composites for the sequence with typography.

2D Assignment

Refine your twelve (12) frames from the previous lesson and create final composites for the sequence with typography.


Student Gallery

CITY OF STARS
They were that fantastic Trailer and the song performed by Ryan Gosling. I was lost within my mind trying to put back all my
memories together after watching the trailer. That song and the visuals drive me into a huge city where I could see my self
surrounded by a thousand shining stars. I felt like I could see through that innocent and pure intentions they had toward
each other. I decided to capture that moment and bring all that feeling into a visual form, something pure and innocent. I
created that frame, a small little girl dancing with a thousand stars. As a visual creator, I believe I could push that image
much further. I love this movie so much ! What if all these stars and love could tell its stories in some way that support the
movie ? It could become a book cover of LaLa Land, a land of music, romance and love.
Every single visual element appear need to support the movie. By bringing back some scenes from the movie, I’m able to tighten up the relationship between the
movie and the title. All designs and layouts were carefully considered for the credits placement. I want the entire experience to be smooth and perfect. “ Yasashii “
was the font that I chose to use. It was the closest one that I could find. The camera movements should be slow and gentle. The main objects will still have some
movements but it should feel like slow-motion because fast movements will be too distracting for the texts. The entire graphics were a combination of 2D and 3D
graphics. All characters and key objects are 3D graphics generated. It gives us the flexibility to easily animate both characters and camera.
I’m very excited to share with you this work. As you can probably tell, I got very into it. This treatment only represents my
initial thoughts, and I would love to have inputs from you and make this dream become reality.
HaiHa Dang

CITY OF STARS
They were that fantastic Trailer and the song performed by Ryan Gosling. I was lost within my mind trying to put back all my
memories together after watching the trailer. That song and the visuals drive me into a huge city where I could see my self
surrounded by a thousand shining stars. I felt like I could see through that innocent and pure intentions they had toward
each other. I decided to capture that moment and bring all that feeling into a visual form, something pure and innocent. I
created that frame, a small little girl dancing with a thousand stars. As a visual creator, I believe I could push that image
much further. I love this movie so much ! What if all these stars and love could tell its stories in some way that support the
movie ? It could become a book cover of LaLa Land, a land of music, romance and love.
Every single visual element appear need to support the movie. By bringing back some scenes from the movie, I’m able to tighten up the relationship between the
movie and the title. All designs and layouts were carefully considered for the credits placement. I want the entire experience to be smooth and perfect. “ Yasashii “
was the font that I chose to use. It was the closest one that I could find. The camera movements should be slow and gentle. The main objects will still have some
movements but it should feel like slow-motion because fast movements will be too distracting for the texts. The entire graphics were a combination of 2D and 3D
graphics. All characters and key objects are 3D graphics generated. It gives us the flexibility to easily animate both characters and camera.
I’m very excited to share with you this work. As you can probably tell, I got very into it. This treatment only represents my
initial thoughts, and I would love to have inputs from you and make this dream become reality.
HaiHa Dang

A bunch off great stuff has been going on in my career/life where it has been pretty difficult to work during my spare time but here are the final composites for my main title design, The Lost Battalion. I greatly thank both Ash and MomoGoods for contacting me and giving me excellent feedback during the process of this project. Ash, your art direction was absolutely superb and the notes you gave me really amped up these frames to the next level. You're an amazing instructor and Learn Squared will greatly miss you. Cheers!

Seth Deter

Created a title sequence from the Six Card Poker Title. Its about escalating violence in the old west over a poker game.

I started this project over a year ago and im just finishing it up. Was a great learning experience and saw myself improve everytime I came back to it.

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

- Val Germain

Inferno Title Design

Because of Inferno, Dan Brown's latest, I got really intrigued in the 9 layers of hell by Dante Alighieri. I did a whole lot of research into the meaning behind it and looked for art representing each layer.

The Idea for the title sequence was to visualize the 9 layers of hell in a completely new way.

Right now I worked on 3 layers: layer 4 Greed, 6 Heresy, and 8 Fraud.

Love to hear what you guys think about it

To finish with these final frames, I tried to put everything learned together.
I`m pretty happy with the result, and I really enjoyed the exploration and development.

I have learned a lot in this course, especially I appreciate that they were not simple tutorials but a vision of the way of work of Ash.

For this title sequence I choose to work with "The way of the Dragon", in this film Bruce Lee did his debut as writer & director, the original title sequence have a sense of story, building on the travel theme using stop motion. In this case, using the human figure a symbolic texture and dramatic light I want to convey a sense of mystery and action.

Lessons in this Course

Software Used: 
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Bridge
Optional Software: 
Font Explorer, Mind Node, Adobe InDesign, Cinema 4D Studio R16, Octane Render, Marvelous Designer

Hey Ash, I like your course a lot, but I´m missing several takes from your teaser to be explained in the course. Why is that? Even in the chapter 7 the thumbnail is very good looking but whithin the same chapter not explained how you did the texturing or even the animation in Marvelous Designer.
You are teasing with great content but not mentioning that the half of them are not including.

Hey Ash - there is easier way to put all render passes together without dragging each one individually... Once you open all of them you can go to File- scripts - load files into stack- then click add open files (or you can browse and select all files without opening them) and hit OK... That will load all your different passes into one new file... I know how you care about saving time and being efficient, so I thought this tip would helpful for you

YESSS! I just found this out from a friend a few weeks ago. Thank you so much!