Today we are happy to release the first ‘day’ of a new multi-part tutorial series by Cgtuts+ regular Ivan Krushkov. This in-depth series focuses on the creation of an exterior scene in Maya. In day 1 we’ll start the project off by modeling our environment from the ground up, exploring the many different modeling tools and techniques Maya has to offer!
In this DVD, Tim takes you through the entire process of creating an environment with 3ds Max starting with the analysis of reference photographs and determining real world object dimensions, all the way through the 3D modeling and texturing pipeline. Tim will teach you how to spot the visual cues that will allow you to quickly and accurately determine dimensions from set photographs. You will also learn how to build quick layout files for modeling and animation and how to model and texture an entire environment from photographic reference. Many artistic and technical challenges are addressed such as understanding perspective, modeling architecture, tile roofs, stone pathways as well as decay and general destruction. Software used: 3ds Max, Photoshop.