Experiences In Creating The Lacuna Expanse Game Art – SESSION 3

Experiences In Creating The Lacuna Expanse Game Art – SESSION 3

May 6, 2011 in 3D, AutoDesk 3DSMax, Featured, Game Artwork Design, Photoshop by admin

Experiences In Creating The Lacuna Expanse Game Art – SESSION 3
( Autodesk 3dsmax, Pixologic Zbrush and Adobe Photoshop)

Welcome to the third session of Lacuna Expanse Game Art. In this session we will go over the creation of the new web site mural (background). This is a change from the original plan for this session, although with the spur of the moment decision to budget for a mural design similar to the "Blizzard" sites, I think it is appropriate to do the same here with discussing it. The process was a fast moving machine with a short deadline. I created the mural in under 72 hours from start to finish. The web interface took a bit longer.

The game is now released for play and has been a success thus far. There are well over a thousand people playing at the point of releasing this article. The IPhone App has also been released!

A Tournament server has also been released. New features and enhancements are constantly being added… this is quite the game to play for free.

Creating The Lacuna Expanse Game Art – Session 2

Creating The Lacuna Expanse Game Art – Session 2

October 14, 2010 in 3D, AutoDesk 3DSMax, Featured, Game Artwork Design, Photoshop by admin

Experiences In Creating The Lacuna Expanse Game Art – SESSION 2
( Autodesk 3dsmax and Adobe Photoshop)

I hope you enjoyed the prior session of the Lacuna Expanse artwork tutorial. In this 2nd installment I will be discussing the experiences of taking a raw 3d render into photoshop and creating the finished detailed planetary tiles, with variations. I will also be discussing the ground base creation along with a bunch of quick notes at the end.

This set of articles is meant to educate on the processes with tips and general information rather than being a complete tutorial from start to finish with creating a certain object. If you would like a dedicated tutorial for a certain object or item in this session set please contact me or Instatuts.

The game is now released for play and has been a success thus far. There are well over a thousand people playing at the point of releasing this article. The IPhone App has also been released!

Creating A Space Ship In 3DS Max (Session 2)

Creating A Space Ship In 3DS Max (Session 2)

August 6, 2010 in 3D, AutoDesk 3DSMax, Featured by Rufino

Creating A Space Ship In 3ds Max (Session 2)
( Autodesk 3dsmax 2010)

Welcome to the 2nd session of creating a space ship in 3dsmax 2010. In this session we will go over mirroring, welding and other various detailing elements including the thruster system and decals. This tutorial should be used as a guide to create and design your own space ship.

I hope you enjoy this session.

Author: Ryan W. Knope

Ryan W. Knope is a freelance 3D / 2D Artist / Consultant with 13 years experience in the 3D and 2D industry. His main artistic love lies with interior and exterior rendering although he takes on just about every type of graphics work. Recently he has directed and created most of the artwork for the game "Lacuna Expanse".

Ryan is also the architectural / interior voice for 3D Artist Magazine’s Question and Answer Panel. He lives with his wife Krista, in sunny Denver, Colorado.

Creating A Space Ship In 3DS Max

Creating A Space Ship In 3DS Max

June 25, 2010 in 3D, AutoDesk 3DSMax, Featured by Rufino

Creating A Space Ship In 3ds Max (Session 1)
( Autodesk 3dsmax 2010)

Here we will be begin to cover the modeling of a space ship in Autodesk 3ds Max. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. In this installment box modeling, soft selection, plugins and the use of modifiers will be covered. A general understanding of 3ds Max is needed for this tutorial. Topics covered in this tutorial can be applied to modeling a wide array of objects.

In this tutorial, I start by modeling both sides of the ship. About half way through, I stop modeling the other side of the ship, because we will mirror the other side, making it match perfectly.

Author: Ryan W. Knope

Ryan W. Knope is a freelance 3D / 2D Artist / Consultant with 13 years experience in the 3D and 2D industry. His main artistic love lies with interior and exterior rendering although he takes on just about every type of graphics work. Ryan is also the architectural / interior voice for 3D Artist Magazine’s Question and Answer Panel. He lives with his wife Krista, in sunny Denver, Colorado.

Creating A Detailed Master Plan Rendering – Part 5

Creating A Detailed Master Plan Rendering – Part 5

December 16, 2009 in 3D, AutoDesk 3DSMax, Featured, Photoshop by admin

Creating A Detailed Master Plan Rendering – Part 5
(Autodesk 3dsmax 2010 – Adobe Photoshop CS4)

Welcome to the fifth and final session of "Creating A Detailed Master Plan Rendering." In this session we will the following elements:

• Trees (Requires major planning, 3D trees are very high in poly count)
• Bushes And Shrubs (Requires major planning because of the latter)
• Rocks And Other Elements (Requires finding and masking)
• Road Patterns
• Adding Shadows
• Pavement Patterning
• Roof Top Overlays

The focus of this rendering is based mainly off the site hardscape, planting and how it flows rather than the architecture of the buildings.