3D Book Covers and Product Marketing Mockups Using BoxShot 4
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3D Book Covers and Product Marketing Mockups Using BoxShot 4

BoxShot 4 is a Windows PC 3D graphics tool for designing and creating 3D book covers and product marketing mockups
4.6 (32 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
8,585 students enrolled
Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 10/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use Boxshot 4 to easily create 3D book covers
  • Use Boxshot 4 to easily create other 3D product mock ups
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Requirements
  • Windows PC
Description

Boxshot 4 is a Windows PC based software product that produces 3D mock ups of virtual products. A product that you wish to sell online need not physically exist for you to create a life like 3D image of the product.

Boxshot supports 3D components including books, CDs, CD cases, DVD and computer monitors. All components can be easily skinned (e.g. wrapped in a book cover) to cause the component to display as any component of your product (e.g. book or CD). Create an image composed of multiple product components arranged in a 3D space and then render the image to produce JPEG or PNG output.

Boxshot simply and easily allows you to take advantage of the following capabilities:

  • Add image components to a 3D space
  • Skin each component with simple graphics to represent your product
  • Arrange visual components and change the camera angle to your liking
  • Render 72 dpi images at up to 1024 pixels in length or width
  • Add lighting, shadows, reflections and backgrounds to your image

Boxshot 4 is a simple yet powerful tool for rendering 3D mock ups of online virtual products for sale online.

---Brian

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone selling an online virtual product
  • Anyone needing 3D virtual product mock ups
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
01:17:48
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Introduction
3 Lectures 17:22
Introduction
01:12

Outroduction
14:22

Purchasing and Installing BoxShot 4
01:48
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Basics of Boxshot 4
3 Lectures 30:52
Tour of the Screen Layout
17:23

Inserting and Positioning Objects
02:17

Skinning or Texturing Objects
11:12
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Advanced Topics
5 Lectures 29:34
Applying a Background
06:03

Adding Light and Shadows
06:17

Stack, Step, Repeat and Scene Trees
08:47

Another Option for Creating Book Cover Skins
03:06

Using the Sample Projects
05:21
About the Instructor
Brian Jackson
4.5 Average rating
2,646 Reviews
53,937 Students
32 Courses
Author/Publisher 32 Courses, 2600+ Reviews, 53,000+ Students

Born in Los Angeles, California, in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My latest endeavor, begun in July of 2014, is to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal is to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. As time permits, I plan to expand my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my lovely wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.