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Watch a free masterclass on 3D environment work

Monday, May 30th, 2016 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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Gnomon – School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation is holding a free two-hour masterclass on creating photorealistic 3D environments at its Hollywood campus this Thursday, 2 June.

The event will also be broadcast worldwide on Gnomon’s Livestream channel

A complete guide to creating realistic environments by hand or via photogrammetry
The session, presented by Gnomon president and CG artist Alex Alvarez, will cover a range of software applications, including Maya, V-Ray and ZBrush.

Alvarez will also look at photogrammetry techniques, discussing how to photograph, process, and clean up natural assets such as rocks, cliff faces, logs, and trees for use in digital scenes.

For the work, Alvarez will make use of Agisoft’s increasingly widely used PhotoScan software. The session will conclude with a 30-minute Q&A session.

Free to attend or watch on Livestream, but register online first
An Evening with Alex Alvarez: Creating Natural 3D Environments will take place at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus from 7.00-9.30pm on Thurday 2 June 2016. Entry is free, but you’ll need to register online in advance.

If you can’t make it to LA in person, you can watch the session for free on Gnomon’s Livestream channel, and submit questions for the Q&A via Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon.

Read more about An Evening with Alex Alvarez: Creating Natural 3D Environments on Gnomon’s website
(Includes link to register onine and directions to the venue)

Watch An Evening with Alex Alvarez: Creating Natural 3D Environments

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