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In this beginner level tutorial we will focus on the creation of a simple vehicle for mobile or low resolution games with a stylized, hand painted ascetic. Beginning with modeling in Maya, we will cover some basic modeling principles before moving into preparing UV's for painting. Painting will take place using 3D Coat, a software package that allows for the rapid texture painting required of many production studios, with final edits taking place in Photoshop. The end result will be a low-rez vehicle that will be usable in most game engines available today.
(Students - please look under Section 1 / Lecture 1 downloads for the source files associated with the lesson.)
More about the Instructor:
An adopted son of San Francisco and the Academy of Art University, Ryan Ribot lives a small apartment with 3 cats and a Wacom. Currently working as a texture artist and character modeler with Telltale Games, Ryan spends most of his time painting and sculpting. ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya are like breathing to him, and he is always looking to share his knowledge. Ryan has been teaching for several years, and is experienced as both an instructor and an industry professional.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Modeling and UV Unwrapping the Asset with Maya|
Download course source files here!
Modeling the Cockpit
Blocking in the Underbelly
Modeling the Wings
Adding the Engine Compartment
Modeling the Propellers
Modeling the HeadlightsPreview
Laying out UVs
|Section 2: Texture Painting and Rendering our Game Asset|
Setup for 3D Coat
Blocking in Colors 01
Blocking in Colors 02
Painting the Main Body 01
Painting the Main Body 02
Painting the Main Body 03
Painting the Wings
Painting the CockpitPreview
Rendering and Course Wrapup
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive
3dmotive is High Quality 3d and Game Art Training by Industry Pros! Whether you are brand new to the world of Game Art, 3d, Architecture or Film - or maybe just interested in brushing up your techniques for intermediate or advanced levels of 3d with a focus on video games, 3dmotive is your one-stop-shop for all your 3d and Game Art related tutorials! Got questions? Interested in a new course topic? Let us know!