Surrealist Landscapes: Design and 3D Modeling

A course by Massimo Colonna , Digital Artist

Digital Artist. Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Joined March 2022

Learn how to model, render, and edit digital images with 3ds Max, Corona Renderer, and Photoshop by experimenting with modifiers, lighting, and materials

  • Italian with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (13)
  • 466 students

Learn how to model, render, and edit digital images with 3ds Max, Corona Renderer, and Photoshop by experimenting with modifiers, lighting, and materials

A course by Massimo Colonna

Have you ever heard of brutalist architecture? It is the current in which emphasized structures, eccentric volumes, and the prevalence of reinforced concrete act as strengths to create disruptive buildings. This type of subject abounds in the creations of Massimo Colonna, digital artist and creative director of the Il Magma studio.

In this Domestika course, Massimo teaches you how to design, model, render, and edit a surrealist landscape with an architectural element or other object as the protagonist. Starting from some initial research and after learning how to use the specific software, create an evocative and engaging work of art that pulls observers right into the screen.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 14 downloads

Italian with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (13)
  • 466 students
  • 22 lessons (4h 52m)
  • 14 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Italian
  • Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a landscape including architecture, by modeling, texturing, and applying lighting, then rendering the image and editing it.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone wanting to approach modeling and rendering with 3ds Max and Corona Renderer.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary to take the course, but knowing the basics of 3ds Max, Corona Renderer, and Photoshop would be of great help.


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466 Students
13 Reviews
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Massimo Colonna

A course by Massimo Colonna

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Massimo Colonna is an Italian digital artist and creative director of Il Magma studio. The urban landscapes of his childhood, the brutalist architecture, and the evocative atmosphere of some Italian towns have accentuated his taste for contrasts and the materiality of concrete, as well as his colorful and evocative imagery.

After starting a career in photography, Massimo started posting his work on social media, where he was met with rapid success. He later set up on his own and began to chain important projects for brands such as AntonioLupi, ElleDecor Italia, Archiproducts, Marazzi, Mut Design, Lalique Fragrances, Yoox, and many others.

In addition to drawing inspiration from other artists, from great photographers such as Luigi Ghirri and Franco Fontana, to active designers such as Six N. Five, Massimo believes it is essential to experiment, constantly update, and differentiate himself.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Sources of inspiration
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Basic 3ds Max modeling techniques
    • Basic techniques for using Corona Renderer
    • Composition
    • Choice of subject, research and moodboard
  • U3

    Setting and architecture

    • Landscape setting and design
    • Modeling of the single module of the building 1
    • Modeling of the single module of the building 2
    • Modeling of the single module of the building 3
    • Building modeling and assembly 1
    • Building modeling and assembly 2
    • Modifications, finishes and positioning of the building in the landscape 1
    • Modifications, finishes and positioning of the building in the landscape 2
  • U4

    From texturing to lighting

    • Texturing and mapping
    • Scattering: modeling of the grass portion
    • Grass scattering on the ground
    • Main lighting and modifications
    • Final lighting 1
    • Final lighting 2
  • U5

    Finalization

    • First render in medium quality, final render settings and high render
    • Final post-production in Photoshop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Surrealist Landscapes: Design and 3D Modeling

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Surrealist Landscapes: Design and 3D Modeling. 3D, and Animation course by Massimo Colonna

Surrealist Landscapes: Design and 3D Modeling

A course by Massimo Colonna
Digital Artist. Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Joined March 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (13)
  • 466 students