Surreal Fantasy Landscapes in 3D

A course by Ian Frederick , Motion designer and 3D artist

Motion designer and 3D artist. Seattle, United States.
Joined December 2021

Explore the surreal world by building fantasy landscapes in 3d.

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

Explore the surreal world by building fantasy landscapes in 3d.

A course by Ian Frederick

Welcome to an extraordinary journey into the world of 3D design and motion graphics! Join Ian Frederick, the talented motion designer and 3D artist, as he reveals the secrets behind creating stunning realistic terrains in 3D using Cinema 4D and World Creator.

In this online course, you'll learn the art of crafting fantasy landscapes and bringing them to life with captivating animation. From desert landscapes to mystical mountain environments, Ian will guide you step-by-step through the process, sharing his expert techniques and tips along the way. Get ready to unleash your creativity and build breathtaking worlds that will amaze and inspire.

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What will you learn in this online course?

37 lessons & 12 downloads

Sketching
12 minutes, 39 seconds
World Creator 1
19 minutes, 55 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (5)
  • 532 students
  • 37 lessons (9h 34m)
  • 12 additional resources (1 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?

The course project invites you to unleash your imagination and create three captivating fantasy landscapes. You'll learn to design and animate a quick-zoom warping effect that will transport viewers through these incredible worlds.

From a desert landscape to jungle ruins and a mystical mountain environment, each project will challenge you to apply the skills and techniques learned throughout the course. With Ian's guidance, you'll bring your landscapes to life and discover the joy of immersing your audience in visually stunning and captivating 3D visuals.

Who is this online course for?

For anyone passionate about 3D design, motion graphics, and creating immersive visual experiences.

It's ideal for those with a basic working knowledge of Cinema 4D, Redshift, and After Effects, looking to take their abilities to the next level and master the art of constructing realistic terrains and breathtaking visual effects.

Requirements and materials

To make the most of this course, you'll need a basic working knowledge of Cinema 4D, Redshift, and After Effects.

Additionally, access to the required software, such as Cinema 4D, World Creator, Redshift, and After Effects, is essential. Prepare your creativity, unleash your passion, and be ready to dive into the world of 3D design and animation alongside Ian Frederick.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


Reviews

532 Students
5 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Ian Frederick

A course by Ian Frederick

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Motion designer and 3D artist

Ian Frederick is a highly skilled motion designer and 3D artist known for his versatility and ability to create visually stunning compositions. With a wealth of experience working with corporate clients like Amazon and Microsoft, as well as renowned musicians and touring DJs, Ian has mastered the art of crafting captivating visual experiences.

His expertise lies in creating realistic terrains, exploring cinematic lighting, and experimenting with abstract and psychedelic styles. Ian's passion for 3D design and motion graphics shines through his work, and he is thrilled to share his knowledge and techniques with students worldwide. Join Ian in this course to unlock your creative potential and dive into the mesmerizing world of 3D visual storytelling.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The First Steps

    • Software and Plugins
    • Gathering References
    • Sketching
  • U3

    Making the First Landscape

    • World Creator 1
    • World Creator 2
    • Sci-fi Desert: Building the Terrain
    • Sci-fi Desert: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 1
    • Sci-fi Desert: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 2
    • Sci-fi Desert: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 3
    • Sci-fi Desert: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 4
    • Sci-fi Desert: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 5
    • Sci-fi Desert: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 6
    • Sci-fi Desert: Rendering and Compositing 1
    • Sci-fi Desert: Rendering and Compositing 2
    • Sci-fi Desert: Rendering and Compositing 3
    • Sci-fi Desert: Rendering and Compositing 4
  • U4

    Making Two More Landscapes!

    • Jungle Ruins: Building the Terrain
    • Jungle Ruins: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 1
    • Jungle Ruins: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 2
    • Jungle Ruins: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 3
    • Jungle Ruins: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 4
    • Jungle Ruins: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 5
    • Jungle Ruins: Rendering and Compositing 1
    • Jungle Ruins: Rendering and Compositing 2
    • Mystical Mountain: Building the Terrain
    • Mystical Mountain: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 1
    • Mystical Mountain: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 2
    • Mystical Mountain: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 3
    • Mystical Mountain: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 4
    • Mystical Mountain: Lights, Textures, and Foliage 5
    • Mystical Mountain: Rendering and Compositing 1
    • Mystical Mountain: Rendering and Compositing 2
  • U5

    Post-production

    • Final Tweaks and Quick Zoom Effect 1
    • Final Tweaks and Quick Zoom Effect 2
    • Sharing Your Projects
  • FP

    Final project

    • Create an Experimental Art Piece in 3D

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

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  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Surreal Fantasy Landscapes in 3D. 3D, and Animation course by Ian Frederick

Surreal Fantasy Landscapes in 3D

A course by Ian Frederick
Motion designer and 3D artist. Seattle, United States.
Joined December 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (5)
  • 532 students