Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max

Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max

Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, written by the author, Adam Crespi. This study is a critical foundation for a person who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation talent. It provides you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Architecture, CAD, Photography, Lighting, Video, Materials, Rendering, Textures, 3ds Max, 3D + Animation, Architecture, CAD, Photography, Lighting, Video, Materials, Rendering, Textures and 3ds Max.

Free Download - Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max
Author Adam Crespi
Publish Date 9/12/2014
Skill Intermediate
Duration 3h 22m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 31
Last Update N/A

Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, in Autodesk 3ds Max. After assessing the conditions, architecture, and boundaries of the city, Adam Crespi diagrams its evolution, ensuring the digital cityscape exhibits a growth pattern and layout like any of its real-world counterparts. Then he designs the basic structure and components of the city in Adobe Illustrator, generating reusable symbols to represent trees, lights, and buildings. With the plan in hand, Adam dives into 3ds Max, creating Proxy objects as he lays out the city to scale. Each element is then set up as a reference object and duplicated throughout the scene, using containers, Alembic caches, and mental ray Proxy objects. The final chapter shows you how to add skies and other matte-painting backgrounds to your views, and includes a real-world example of cityscape modeling with a moving camera: a project simulating the movement of a crane on a studio backlot.

Topics include:

  • Conceptualizing the city
  • Planning the city in Illustrator
  • Drawing buildings
  • Laying out the city grid
  • Creating tree and lighting elements
  • Building a reference structure
  • Modeling streets modules and fixtures
  • Creating referenced objects and mental ray Proxy objects
  • Exporting layer markers for compositing

Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max : Video Lessons

  • Welcome59s
  • What you should know before watching this course3m 43s
  • Using the exercise files1m 31s
  • Studying existing city conditions5m 54s
  • Establishing visually permeable boundaries5m 6s
  • Evolving the city history and influences7m 56s
  • Evolution, revolution, and revolt: Overlaying construction7m 56s
  • Designing transportation modes5m 51s
  • Creating street-design elements in Adobe Illustrator8m 46s
  • Drawing building volumes for layout7m 35s
  • Creating tree symbols7m 24s
  • Adding lighting to streetlight symbols7m 30s
  • Laying out the city grid and buildings13m 7s
  • Creating a reference structure11m 4s
  • Modeling street modules7m 34s
  • Blocking out building volumes10m 19s
  • Mocking up tree volumes8m 43s
  • Modeling street furniture and fixtures13m 22s
  • Creating referenced objects7m 37s
  • Updating and changing references4m 34s
  • Containerizing assets for referencing7m 15s
  • Using the proxies and the Container Explorer5m 6s
  • Creating mental ray Proxy objects for trees7m 30s
  • Placing and duplicating trees4m 18s
  • Establishing matte-painting confines10m 50s
  • Setting up the layer markers for compositing5m
  • Exporting layer markers for compositing8m 29s
  • Implementation case study: Digital backlot crane shot6m 6s
  • Next steps1m 2s

Recommended video tutorials from YouTube.

  • 3ds Max - Creating City Blocks - Part 1 - Introduction
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  • TUTORIAL: Rendering Cityscapes with RailClone and Forest Pack (advanced)
  • In this Advanced tutorial, we share tips to learn how to distribute pre-built assets and quickly create procedural cityscapes using Forest Pack and RailClone.

  • DateTime : 2019-02-25 09:10:27
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  • How to Make cityscapes in 3ds Max by using the greeble and ghost town plugins
  • A comparison of the 3ds Max city creator plugins Greeble and Ghost Town. Sign up for a free Skype 15 minute tutorial for more! :) I ...

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