Realist Nature Scenes with Cinema 4D & OctaneRender

A course by Fabian Oberhammer , 3D Artist

3D Artist. Merano, Italy.
Joined July 2021

Learn how to evoke the beauty and complexity of nature by creating realistic scenes using asset libraries in Cinema 4D and OctaneRender

  • 100% positive reviews (5)
  • 363 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to evoke the beauty and complexity of nature by creating realistic scenes using asset libraries in Cinema 4D and OctaneRender

A course by Fabian Oberhammer

Asset libraries allow you to produce beautiful compositions without spending hours shaping every little detail. They’re a great way to experiment while also improving your creative process and time management. For 3D artist Fabian Oberhammer, also known as The Dizzy Viper, they’re fundamental to his work. His renders have seen him collaborate with car companies like Maserati, McLaren, and West Coast Customs, as well as with musicians like Excision, Skrillex, and Meek Mill.

In this online course, Fabian teaches you how to create believable nature scenes in Cinema 4D and Octane using Quixel assets and Forester. Design realistic vistas featuring details inspired by the world around you. Evoke the beauty and complexity of nature with simple yet cutting-edge techniques.

This is Fabien’s second Domestika course. In his first, Sci-Fi Scenes in 3D with Cinema 4D and OctaneRender, he teaches you how to use the same programs to design futuristic scenes.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 17 downloads

Creating the Mood Board
6 minutes, 37 seconds
Selecting the Assets
12 minutes, 8 seconds
Rough Modeling of the Landscape
11 minutes, 14 seconds
Optimizing the Materials
11 minutes, 51 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (5)
  • 363 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 1m)
  • 17 additional resources (7 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?

Design and render a realistic nature scene featuring hills, a river, and animals.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in creating 3D artwork inspired by the natural world.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Cinema4D and Octane Render is required.

In terms of materials, you will need a device with access to Cinema4D, OctaneRender, and Adobe Photoshop. A Quixel subscription is optional but alternatives are available.


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363 Students
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Fabian Oberhammer

A course by Fabian Oberhammer

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3D Artist

Fabian Oberhammer, also known as The Dizzy Viper, is a 3D artist from Italy. He works as a freelancer in stage visuals and album covers, is a crypto artist, and also works in his family's travel agency. His field of expertise is scenebuilding and lighting in Cinema 4D and OctaneRender, especially working with fog, neon, and atmosphere. His renders have caught the attention of car companies like Maserati, McLaren, and West Coast Customs, as well as musicians like Excision, Skrillex, and Meek Mill.

It was through music that he found his way into 3D design; while looking for album art for his work, he decided to create his own. For several years now, he has continued to hone his skills and composes renders from start to finish on a daily basis. Thanks to his projects Abandoned Supercar and DRFT, as well as his YouTube tutorials, his popularity in the industry has been constantly growing. The puddles he created are now used by well-renowned figures such as Sarper Baran, Tom Coben, Clint Jones, Corridor Crew, and Mograph.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Mood Board and Asset Selection

    • Creating the Mood Board
    • Selecting the Assets
    • Rough Modeling of the Landscape
  • U3

    Composing the Scene

    • Composing and Blocking Out the Scene 1
    • Composing and Blocking Out the Scene 2
    • Optimizing the Materials
    • Adding Lighting for the Mood
    • Repositioning Objects According to the Light
    • Camera Settings
  • U4

    The Finishing Touches

    • Rendering the Scene
    • Post-Processing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Realist Nature Scenes with Cinema 4D & OctaneRender

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Realist Nature Scenes with Cinema 4D & OctaneRender . 3D, and Animation course by Fabian Oberhammer

Realist Nature Scenes with Cinema 4D & OctaneRender

A course by Fabian Oberhammer
3D Artist. Merano, Italy.
Joined July 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (5)
  • 363 students