Creating Terrains with Satellite Data Volume 1 and 2

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In this two-part DVD series, Alex shares his various techniques for modeling, sculpting, texturing, lighting and rendering.
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Aaron explains the full design process from a fast color key sketch, to a 3D render and final illustration ready for production.
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Design Techniques for 3D Concept Art

with Gavriil Klimov

In this DVD, Gavriil Klimov guides us through his pipeline and workflow to create sci-fi 3D concept design using 3ds Max, Keyshot and Photoshop.
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Matte Painting Techniques for Concept Design

with Francesco Corvino

For artists interested in developing their environment skills for concept design or matte painting, Francesco's demonstration is full of inspiring tips and techniques...
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Advanced 3D Matte Painting Techniques

with Garrett Fry

Techniques for developing an efficient Matte Painting workflow, incorporating photogrammetry into a Matte Painted environment and creating multiple projection setups in Nuke, Mari and Maya.
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The Making of Totem

with Alex Alvarez

Artists who have seen Alex's DVD series on natural environments will greatly benefit from this detailed overview of his creative and technical process.
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3D Look Development in Modo

with Andras Kavalecz

Learn how to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D concept art using Modo.
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Light and Shadow – Lighting and Rendering Series Vol. 1

with Frederic Durand

Learn how to professionally approach lighting challenges by understanding the interplay between Light and Shadow.
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