CommonPoint Masterclass: 3D Exterior Lighting
Check out this brand-new training that goes way beyond just putting the lighting system in place. It covers composition, color, shaders, depth, lighting direction, and many other aspects you must consider to execute a lighting scenario like a pro. The training shows all the technical details in 3ds Max, Chaos Corona, and Photoshop, but even if you use a different software, you’ll get tons of knowledge from it. Just imagine, you’ll literally be able to produce renders like these:
Check CommonPoint Masterclass if you:
- want to expand your 3d skillset. There’s a lot of useful knowledge that will help you grow as an artist. Plus tons of cool tricks and techniques. If you have some experience in 3d, this training will give you a broader perspective of a lighting process as a whole.
- are looking for solid fundamentals.You can learn how to illuminate scenarios like day, sunset, night or overcast start to finish. From basic lighting techniques to using HDRIs. And it’s all broken down into step-by-step workflows, so it’s easy to follow.
- work in other software as well. How so? The training focus on understanding the whole process, from start to finish. There are whole blocks on color analysis, composition, depth building, light direction, and many other universal facts every 3d artist should know.
What’s inside the training?
In short: tons of lighting techniques, scenario breakdowns, lessons on color and composition, and step-by-step commercial workflows. It’s a lot, but you’ll do it one by one. In baby steps. All the different aspects of illuminating your scenes, are divided in this training into paths that are easy to follow:
Solid theoretical foundation
What to focus on in daytime shots, and what can go wrong in a night scenario? When to go for overcast, and what rules out sunset shots. You’ll learn how to negotiate with the composition to highlight important things and tone down those that are distracting. You'll understand how to distinguish a natural color of the sky or greenery, and what it actually means to successfully illuminate a scenario.
Step-by-step scenario guide
You’ll learn to execute scenarios like day, sunset, overcast and night. So basically everything you need in your everyday commercial work. You’ll learn how to set up HDRI’s and Corona Sun. How to choose the direction of the Sun and build a depth perception in every scenario. You’ll learn many tricks and switch between different mindsets to execute each scenario.
3D Scene And HDRI Promo Codes
On top of that all, it’s easy to follow along and practice, because you’ll get the same scene the training is built on. There’s tons of vegetation models, 3d scans, and textures inside. On top of that, you’ll get HDRIs from PG Skies and 3d Collective. Those are for non-commercial use only, but they’re more than enough to put everything into practice. And if you’d like to buy them yourself, you’ll get promo codes on deal from both PG Skies and 3D Collective.
5 lessons on color
If you feel like something’s wrong with hues of plants or the sky in your renders, you’ll learn how to analyze and fix it. In the training you’ll learn concepts like: memory colors, tonal ranges, undertoning, isolation and much more. Those might sound weird, but they can actually be your mental shortcut to investigate parts of your image that are important. And build your internal color benchmark that will guide you through different scenarios and color palletes.
Next level techniques
Start building scenarios based on volumetric effects and VDB clouds. You’ll play with the lighting and have some fun for sure. All of it without butchering your PC. You’ll finally uncover the magic behind luts and even create them yourself. On top of that, you’ll see a breakdown of most iconic images from the CommonPoint guys. Sort of behind the scenes, so you can use the same ideas in your renders.
Definitely worth checking out
This is a comprehensive course, that will definitely help you push ypur 3d career forward. It’s much more than just a “click here and set this” tutorials. You’ll find dozens of settings and ready to go setups there. However, the most important thing in this training is that it will help you understand the lighting process and get inspired with multiple ideas. So if that’s something you’re interested with, check out the details of the training on the CommonPoint. website.