Gnomon ships Creating a Sci-Fi Alleyway
The Gnomon Workshop has released Creating a Sci-Fi Alleyway, a detailed guide to creating believable CG environments recorded by Infinity Ward senior environment artist Devon Fay.
Explore environment creation workflows: from reference gathering to rendering and post
During the video, which runs for over six hours, Fay explores the entire environment-creation process, from gathering reference images and blocking out the scene, to modelling, lighting, texturing and rendering.
The workflow uses a range of industry-standard tools, including ZBrush, Maya, V-Ray and Photoshop.
In addition to covering software techniques, Fay discusses artistic issues, including the importance of composition, set dressing and storytelling in creating a detailed, immersive environment.
About the artist
Devon Fay is senior environment artist at Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward. He previously worked as senior environment artist at Neversoft, and as a matte painter in Blizzard Entertainment’s cinematics department.
Projects that Fay has worked on include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Diablo III and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.
Pricing and availability
Creating a Sci-Fi Alleyway is available as a digital download from Gnomon’s online store. It costs $59.
Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by the Gnomon School of Visual Effects