3D Toon-Style Environment Art with Arnold

A course by Calder Moore , 3D Artist

3D Artist. Burnaby, Canada.
Joined November 2021

Learn to design, model, and render highly detailed sci-fi environments with a stylized look using Arnold, Photoshop, and Cinema 4D

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  • 1234 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to design, model, and render highly detailed sci-fi environments with a stylized look using Arnold, Photoshop, and Cinema 4D

A course by Calder Moore

From movies and video games to illustrations and image renders, visual art has the power to transport us to another dimension. Calder Moore is a 3D artist who specializes in designing environments for those fictional worlds. He’s worked on projects across the animation and gaming industries and has collaborated with clients including Google, Wizards of the Coast, Atheris Entertainment, and The Royal Canadian Mint.

In this online course learn how to create 3D environment renders using Cinema 4D and Arnold. Explore shadows, textures, lighting, and color to build atmospheric sci-fi scenes with a stylized look. Invite viewers to explore your imagination with detailed works of digital art.

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What will you learn in this online course?

31 lessons & 19 downloads

The Materials
6 minutes, 47 seconds
The Idea 1
12 minutes, 18 seconds
Arnold Basics 1
13 minutes, 28 seconds
Setting Up 1
10 minutes, 50 seconds
Blocking the Scene
15 minutes, 57 seconds
Kitbashing and Scene Scaling 1
14 minutes, 10 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (24)
  • 1234 students
  • 31 lessons (7h 22m)
  • 19 additional resources (6 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 detailed 3D render of a sci-fi environment.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn how to create stylized 3D environments for personal or professional projects.

Requirements and materials

A working knowledge of Photoshop, Cinema 4D, and Arnold Renderer are required.

In terms of materials, you need a computer capable of rendering complex graphics with these programs installed.


Reviews

1234 Students
24 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Calder Moore

A course by Calder Moore

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3D Artist

Calder Moore is a 3D artist from British Columbia, Canada. Growing up, he loved the immersive worlds he saw in sci-fi and fantasy films. This inspired him to pursue 3D art, as he found it was the perfect tool for building his own. After graduating from CATO, he worked in the animation and gaming industries before making the leap to a full-time freelance career.

Since starting his professional journey, Calder has participated in a wide range of projects, from TV shows and video games to album covers and board game art. Thanks to this extensive experience, he’s developed an adaptable style and workflow that have led to collaborations with clients like Google, Wizards of the Coast, Atheris Entertainment, and The Royal Canadian Mint.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    First Steps

    • The Materials
    • Gathering References
    • The Idea 1
    • The Idea 2
  • U3

    Establishing the Scene

    • Arnold Basics 1
    • Arnold Basics 2
    • Setting Up 1
    • Setting Up 2
    • Blocking the Scene
    • Kitbashing and Scene Scaling 1
    • Kitbashing and Scene Scaling 2
    • Kitbashing and Scene Scaling 3
    • Modeling the Walkways
    • Applying the Shader: The First Pass 1
    • Applying the Shader: The First Pass 2
  • U4

    The Main Structure

    • The Reactor 1
    • The Reactor 2
    • Tubes and Pipes 1
    • Tubes and Pipes 2
    • Kitbashing the Rest of the Scene
    • Adding Details 1
    • Adding Details 2
    • Finishing the Scene: Rendering and Exporting
  • U5

    Postproduction

    • Photoshop: The Final Touches 1
    • Photoshop: The Final Touches 2
    • Sharing a Project Online
    • Arnold: Tips and Tricks 1
    • Arnold: Tips and Tricks 2
    • Arnold: Tips and Tricks 3
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Toon-Style Environment Art with Arnold

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3D Toon-Style Environment Art with Arnold. 3D, and Animation course by Calder Moore

3D Toon-Style Environment Art with Arnold

A course by Calder Moore
3D Artist. Burnaby, Canada.
Joined November 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (24)
  • 1234 students