Friday, November 30th, 2018 Posted by Jim Thacker

Discover cutting-edge workflows for 360° concept art

The Gnomon Workshop has released Creating 360° Concept Art for Production, an essential guide to cutting-edge concept design workflows, recorded by Star Wars: The Force Awakens artist Nick Hiatt.

Create 360° concept imagery using a range of 2D and 3D techniques
Thanks to their power to show an environment in its entirety, 360° images are becoming increasingly popular in concept work for movies and videogames – but also present their own unique technical challenges.

Over the course of more than five hours of video training, Nick Hiatt shares his own workflow for creating 360° concept images suitable for viewing in virtual reality.

The tutorial covers a range of approaches, including photobashing and hand-painting images in Photoshop and After Effects; and 3D techniques in Maya, ZBrush and V-Ray.

As well as demonstrating shortcuts to improve speed and efficiency, Hiatt discusses the pros and cons of each technique, and how they differ from conventional concept art workflows.

About the artist
Nick Hiatt is an art director, matte painter and production illustrator working in the film industry.

His credits include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek Beyond, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Thor: The Dark World, Oblivion and Oz the Great and Powerful.

Pricing and availability
Creating 360° Concept Art for Production is available via an online subscription to The Gnomon Workshop. Subscriptions cost $49/month or $490/year, and provide access to over 300 tutorials.

Read more about Creating 360° Concept Art for Production on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by Gnomon.