Thursday, March 11th, 2021 Posted by Jim Thacker

Master concept modelling in virtual reality

The Gnomon Workshop has released Creating a Concept Model in VR, a guide to designing a futuristic vehicle using virtual reality modelling tool Gravity Sketch.

The three-hour masterclass, recorded by leading concept designer Glen Southern, also explores how to refine the base design in Cinema 4D and prepare it for rendering in Redshift.

Discover how to create concept models in free VR design tool Gravity Sketch
Gravity Sketch – which is now available to download for free – is one of several VR design and modeling programs being used by artists in media and entertainment to create 3D models within a virtual environment.

In the new workshop, Glen Southern introduces the principles behind modeling in VR and the fundamental skills and workflows needed to create concept designs inside a virtual reality headset.

He begins with a first look at Gravity Sketch and the process of sketching in VR, before demonstrating his own concept design and block-out process.

Southern then takes the 3D model into Cinema 4D for further exploration and reveals his process for preparing models for the final rendering, done here with GPU renderer Redshift.

About the artist
Glen Southern is the founder and creative director of Southern GFX, a UK-based character and creature design studio with clients including Sky, Nike, Adidas, Netflix, Disney, and The Lego Group.

He has been using and training artists in ZBrush for over 15 years and is a Wacom Ambassador. More recently, he has worked with the developers of VR tools like Adobe Medium and Gravity Sketch in the UK.

Pricing and availability
Creating a Concept Model in VR is available via an online subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, providing access to over 300 tutorials. Subscriptions cost $49/month or $490/year. Free three-day trials are available.

Read more about Creating a Concept Model in VR on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by Gnomon.