Creation of Photo-Realistic 3D Images

A course by Ro Bot , Lighting TD

Lighting TD. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined June 2017

Learn to replicate the lighting, textures, and colors of the real world in 3D scenes

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (203)
  • 4320 students

Learn to replicate the lighting, textures, and colors of the real world in 3D scenes

A course by Ro Bot

Producer and VFX artist Ro Bot has worked in advertising and more recently for productions such as The Walking Dead, Club de Cuervos and Heroes Reborn. He has always used light as a volumetric element that brings realism to his 3D scenes.

In this online course, he teaches you how to work with photorealism from a less technical and more functional approach, generating credible images from CGI renders that allow you to imitate reality, transforming it at will.

This course is complementary to VFX Techniques for ArchViz Projects, where Ro Bot teaches you how to elevate your architectural visualization projects by integrating CGI and video.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 17 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (203)
  • 4320 students
  • 15 lessons (3h 11m)
  • 17 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Develop a lighting scheme, textures, and color to apply to a scene full of nuances, with the aim of imitating reality.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, CGI artists, VFX, and anyone interested in looking for a realistic effect in their renders.

Requirements and materials

Previous knowledge of 3D design and rendering engines is recommended for this course.

You also need a computer with a 3D design program installed. Ro Bot uses 3DMax, Corona, and FStorm as render engines, but you can use whatever you feel most comfortable with.


4320 Students
203 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Ro Bot

A course by Ro Bot

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Lighting TD

Ro Bot is a VFX artist and architect specialized in animation-vfx project management for film and television. Before founding his own animation studio in 2001, he worked in the fields of architecture and advertising. With the creation of WhiteRabbit Studio, he began his foray into cinema and became a pioneer when it came to introducing VFX for Netflix series, working on the first original content generated in Mexico. His works have been exhibited in the Autodesk Best of the Best international selection and have been finalists in the Cannes Shortlist with advertising projects.

More recently, he became one of the founders of Stargate Studios MC, leading VFX projects for series like Heroes Reborn, The Walking Dead, and Fear the Walking Dead, among others. Beyond his role as a producer, his passion lies in the manifestation of light applied to rendering. He is obsessed with lighting in environments related to architecture and photography, and it is in this area where he has focused his greatest professional contribution.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    General concepts

    • Perception, psychology and storytelling
    • Photography and technology
  • U3


    • Rendering engines I: the engine and the workstation
    • Rendering engines II: familiarize yourself with your engine
    • illumination
    • Shaders
    • Shaders II
    • Fine detail
    • Fine detail II
  • U4

    Refinement and color

    • Lightroom vs. color correctors
    • Mood
  • U5


    • Extra scene I
    • Extra scene II
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creation of photorealistic 3D images

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Creation of Photo-Realistic 3D Images. 3D, and Animation course by Ro Bot

Creation of Photo-Realistic 3D Images

A course by Ro Bot
Lighting TD. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined June 2017
  • 96% positive reviews (203)
  • 4320 students