3D Environments: Create Otherworldly Fantasy Lands

A course by Ale Barbosa , 3D Artist

3D Artist. Montreal, Canada.
Joined July 2015

Unleash your creativity and build a mystical 3D environment based on your fantasy world

  • 100% positive reviews (9)
  • 1000 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Unleash your creativity and build a mystical 3D environment based on your fantasy world

A course by Ale Barbosa

‘The computer is like a pencil, it is an extension of your brain and heart,’ according to Ale Barbosa. The digital environments we witness in games and television can seem so intricate they almost look real. But they have all been devised in the brain of someone like Ale Barbosa, a 3D artist focused on Digital Environments. He spent more than fifteen years as a generalist in his field before realizing his true passion is the sci-fi and medieval settings.

In this online course, Ale shares his workflow in building fantastical digital environments from start to finish, and teaches how to simplify what seems to be complicated. Join Ale and overcome the complexities of 3D design!

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What will you learn in this online course?

59 lessons & 18 downloads

The Layout 1
11 minutes, 47 seconds
The Layout 2
12 minutes, 48 seconds
The Interim Review
16 minutes, 29 seconds
Exporting to Houdini
5 minutes, 30 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (9)
  • 1000 students
  • 59 lessons (15h 46m)
  • 18 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: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Build a fantasy scenario with its own story and your personal touch.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone looking to elevate their 3D environment skills, with some basic notions of 3D art.

Requirements and materials

3D Software (Ale uses Maya, but you can use similar ones such as 3D Max or Blender), Houdini, and Clarisse.


Reviews

1000 Students
9 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Ale Barbosa

A course by Ale Barbosa

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3D Artist

Ale Barbosa is a 3D artist specializing in digital environments. He has collaborated with the likes of Toyota and Doritos; has taken part in film and series production, including Finch with Tom Hanks, Chip’n Dale: Rescue Rangers, and Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series. Ale also won an Excellence Award from 3D Total for his work on ‘The Pale White Dead.’ He has worked across many genres and fields, but his true passion is creating fantasy, science fiction, and medieval settings. He finds inspiration in nature, from the tiny creatures around him to huge rocky mountains.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Workflow

    • Pipeline and Workflow
    • The Mood Board
  • U3

    The Layout and Blocking the Scene

    • The Layout 1
    • The Layout 2
    • The Layout 3
    • The Interim Review
    • Exporting to Houdini
  • U4

    Houdini Terrain Modeling

    • An Overview of Heightfields in Houdini 1
    • An Overview of Heightfields in Houdini 2
    • Working on the Background Mountain 1
    • Working on the Background Mountain 2
    • Working on the Background Mountain 3
    • Working on the Background Mountain 4
    • The Castle Mountain 1
    • The Castle Mountain 2
    • The Castle Mountain 3
    • The Foreground Terrain 1
    • The Foreground Terrain 2
    • The Water Terrain and Export to Clarisse iFX
  • U5

    Pre-lighting

    • An Overview of Clarisse iFX 1
    • An Overview of Clarisse iFX 2
    • Creating an Asset Library 1
    • Creating an Asset Library 2
    • Creating an Asset Library 3
    • The First Pass of Lighting and References 1
    • The First Pass of Lighting and References 2
  • U6

    Look Development

    • Texture and Look Development for the Castle 1
    • Texture and Look Development for the Castle 2
    • Texture and Look Development for the Castle 3
    • Texture and Look Development for the Castle 4
    • Texture and Look Development for the Castle 5
    • Texture and Look Development for the Castle 6
    • Procedural Look Development for the Terrain 1
    • Procedural Look Development for the Terrain 2
    • Procedural Look Development for the Terrain 3
    • Procedural Look Development for the Terrain 4
    • Procedural Look Development for the Terrain 5
    • Look Development for the River 1
    • Look Development for the River 2
    • Look Development for the Atmosphere
  • U7

    Dressing the Set

    • Assembling the Rocks 1
    • Assembling the Rocks 2
    • Assembling the Rocks 3
    • Assembling the Rocks 4
    • Scattering Small Rocks 1
    • Scattering Small Rocks 2
    • Scattering Grass and Flowers 1
    • Scattering Grass and Flowers 2
    • Scattering Grass and Flowers 3
    • Scattering Bushes 1
    • Scattering Bushes 2
    • Scattering Trees 1
    • Scattering Trees 2
    • Scattering Trees 3
    • Adding Volumes
  • U8

    Rendering and Compositing

    • Creating Layers, Optimizing the Render, and Rendering
    • The Final Composite
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Environments: Create Otherworldly Fantasy Lands

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3D Environments: Create Otherworldly Fantasy Lands. 3D, and Animation course by Ale Barbosa

3D Environments: Create Otherworldly Fantasy Lands

A course by Ale Barbosa
3D Artist. Montreal, Canada.
Joined July 2015
  • 100% positive reviews (9)
  • 1000 students