Design and Modeling of a 3D Sci-Fi Ship

A course by Juan Novelletto , 3D Artist and Concept Artist

3D Artist and Concept Artist. Hurlingham, Argentina.
Joined November 2018

Learn to create a futuristic vehicle with ZBrush, Maya, and Substance Painter

98% positive reviews (119)
2389 students
Audio: Spanish
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to create a futuristic vehicle with ZBrush, Maya, and Substance Painter

Beyond the ships that Tesla or NASA may be developing today, in the world of science fiction there are thousands of vehicles both in video games and in movies, which stand out for their level of detail and design realism. Juan Noveletto—3D artist and concept artist—specializes in the creation of science fiction characters and vehicles. Recognized for his work on the video games Master of Orion, Element Space, and Injustice 2, as well as the movie The Vast of Night, in this online course he teaches you his professional process so that you can make your 3D sci-fi ship a reality.

Learn the workflow and professional tools that Juan Camilo uses to develop a futuristic 3D vehicle, with a realism and a cinematographic look that will surprise any viewer.

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What will you learn in this online course?

27 lessons & 19 downloads

Project Presentation
2 minutes, 7 seconds
Thumbnails Generation
8 minutes, 11 seconds
Main forms I
13 minutes, 47 seconds
Main Forms II
20 minutes, 44 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (119)
  • 2389 students
  • 27 lessons (5h 43m)
  • 19 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design, model, and render a sci-fi vehicle to obtain several images for your portfolio.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, and anyone interested in creating futuristic vehicles for different projects such as video games, movies, or commercials, among other things.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need basic knowledge of Photoshop, ZBrush, and Maya.

For materials, you need a computer installed with Photoshop, ZBrush, Maya, Substance Painter, and Marmoset Toolbag, as well as a graphics tablet.


Reviews

2389 Students
119 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Juan Novelletto

A course by Juan Novelletto

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3D Artist and Concept Artist

Juan Novelletto has more than six years of experience in the entertainment industry. Specialized in the creation of characters and vehicles, both in 2D and 3D, he has worked on video games of AAA titles, Master of Orion, Element Space, and Injustice 2, and movies including The Vast of Night.

Passionate about science fiction, he considers this area his greatest strength and seeks to reflect his story in each of his creations.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • Project Presentation
  • U2

    2D sketch

    • Search for references and preparation of the board reference
    • Thumbnails Generation
    • Selection and refinement of a thumbnail
  • U3

    3D vehicle modeling

    • Main forms I
    • Main Forms II
    • Secondary forms I
    • Secondary forms II
    • Tertiary forms I
    • Tertiary forms II
    • Tertiary Forms III
    • Tertiary forms IV
    • Use of Alphas I
    • Use of Alphas II
    • Kitbashing
  • U4

    3D vehicle texturing

    • Prepared the Low model in Maya
    • UV Coordinates I
    • UV coordinates II
    • Textured base in Substance Painter
    • Final texturing in Substance Painter I
    • Final texturing in Substance Painter II
  • U5

    Presentation of our vehicle

    • Render in Toolbag
    • Retouching in Photoshop I
    • Retouching in Photoshop II
    • Tips for your portfolio
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design and modeling of your 3D sci-fi ship

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Design and Modeling of a 3D Sci-Fi Ship. 3D, and Animation course by Juan Novelletto

Design and Modeling of a 3D Sci-Fi Ship

A course by Juan Novelletto
3D Artist and Concept Artist. Hurlingham, Argentina.
Joined November 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (119)
  • 2389 students