Realistic CGI Compositions: Create a Sci-Fi Scene

A course by Timo Noack , 3D Artist and Art Director

3D Artist and Art Director. Frankfurt, Germany.
Joined December 2019

Learn to create a cinematic scene by creating shapes, lights, textures, and atmospheric effects in Cinema 4D and Octane Render

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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to create a cinematic scene by creating shapes, lights, textures, and atmospheric effects in Cinema 4D and Octane Render

A course by Timo Noack

Computer-generated imagery, or CGI, is the digital magic that has created countless realistic visual effects for film, television, video games, and other media. Timo Noack is a 3D artist and art director who specializes in CG-based cinematic imagery for the entertainment, music, sports, and advertising industries.

In this course, he teaches you how to make immersive, cinematic compositions using Cinema 4D and Octane Render. Learn how to create striking atmospheric effects from scratch and bring an original CGI composition to life.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 14 downloads

The Idea
2 minutes, 13 seconds
The Concept
4 minutes, 0 seconds
Software Introduction
6 minutes, 56 seconds
Modeling the Main Object
16 minutes, 34 seconds
Composition
14 minutes, 59 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (45)
  • 1873 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 8m)
  • 14 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a cinematic sci-fi scene of a computer terminal from scratch by applying texture, lighting, and rendering.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone curious about exploring the 3D and CGI world.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge in Cinema 4D and Octane is nice to have, but not essential.

To take this course, you need access to Photoshop (or similar), Cinema 4D, and Octane Render.


Reviews

1873 Students
45 Reviews
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Timo Noack

A course by Timo Noack

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3D Artist and Art Director

Timo Noack is a 3D artist and art director from Frankfurt, Germany. His career started from a passion for photography and film. After capturing images of nature and exploring concepts like light, texture, and image editing, he dedicated his career to creating cinematic worlds for the entertainment, music, sports and advertising industries.

As an art director with focus on CGI, concept art and photography, he’s worked for nearly a decade in a variety of fields, ranging from illustration, graphic design, animation, to print and online media with clients from automotive, communication, technology, and finance sectors.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Artist’s Monologue

    • The Idea
    • The Concept
    • Software Introduction
  • U3

    The 3D Workflow

    • Modeling the Main Object
    • Composition
    • Create Realistic Shaders with Octane 1
    • Create Realistic Shaders with Octane 2
    • Additional Materials for the Scene 1
    • Additional Materials for the Scene 2
    • Lighting Process
  • U4

    Generating the Final Image

    • Render in Octane 1
    • Render in Octane 2
    • Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop 1
    • Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop 2
    • Final Steps for Outputting the Image File
  • FP

    Final project

    • Realistic CGI Compositions: Create a Sci-Fi Scene

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Realistic CGI Compositions: Create a Sci-Fi Scene. 3D, and Animation course by Timo Noack

Realistic CGI Compositions: Create a Sci-Fi Scene

A course by Timo Noack
3D Artist and Art Director. Frankfurt, Germany.
Joined December 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (45)
  • 1873 students