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Lesson 4

4. Building the Asset Army

  • instructor

- Ash Thorp

  • apprentice

- Maciej Kuciara

  • apprentice
  • learn squared

- Stylow .

Here’s where things start to get intense! Ash will introduce you to his Cinema 4D workflow and demonstrate how he generates large amounts of detailed content. Learn how Ash sets up his Photoshop documents and integrates assets into the beginning stages of the "Golden Frame."




1. Make 10 - 15 render assets from Cinema 4D

2. Composite 1 Photoshop image using your Cinema 4D renders

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- Mohammed Thiam

The 4th lesson of the UI/DATA Design with ash thorp was really cool, i didn't realize that you could do so many amazing things without knowing so much about the software's. Now i can't wait to see what's next on the other lessons

What a fun class and assignment! Can't wait to keep going.

Lessons in this Course

Software Used: 
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D Studio R16
Optional Software: 
Font Explorer, Mind Node, InDesign, Bridge 2015

hey guys been playing with the physical sky and i cannot for the life of me figure out how to get this specific look with very dark colours and strong highlight, can anybody help me?? Mine is always too light without the awesome contrast


I don't know if anyone else had this idea, but i rendered a lot of assets from C4D, and loading them 1 by 1 into photoshop, selecting the alpha and then copying/pasting into the base document, felt daunting. So I imported them all into after effects (with alpha) dropped them into a single composition and saved a frame as a psd file. Seemed to work ok - plus all the layers were named after the original file names. I know photoshop has import to stack - but this doesn't seem to handle alpha channels, anyone know of another way?

Hey Ash,
Did you ever build the PC that you mentioned in this tutorial? If so, can you give the specs and let us know where you had it built? I've been thinking about making the leap form my beloved Mac to PC so I can take advantage of the Octane render. The class is awesome. Keep up the good work.