Digital Landscapes

Delivered online

1.5-3 hours

Course description

Creating a digital landscape is a skill and expertise that is highly valued in many industries such as architecture, photography, cinemas and more. This course has the necessary information to unlock your potential in computer graphics and is excellent for beginner and intermediate 3D artists who are familiar with the 3ds Max program interface and want to take their career to the next level. This course will completely explore the topic of creating beautiful and photorealistic worlds in 3ds max and Corona renderer. The course begins by introducing the 3ds Max and Corona renderer software as well as the benefits of Corona renderer. You will be taught primarily how to create beautiful backgrounds for films, games, cinemas and architecture. You will learn how to use the Corona proxy technique to convert object models to proxy objects. You will be shown how to combine the Corona scatter technique with the Corona proxy technique to distribute proxy objects on a plane. The course will also teach you how to use the Corona proxy, Corona Scatter, Corona renderer, lighting technique and atmospheric effects to create a fantasy landscape.

Modelling is an important aspect of computer graphics that enables a 3D artist to design and visualize space environments. This course will teach you how to model by modelling an ancient temple and its elements using the reference images technique. This course goes on to explore the tools in the 3ds max software such as the spline tool and the polygon tool to model elements. The course will then teach you how to add elements to a model by adding the modelled elements to the ancient temple model. You will also learn to use the mirror tool and fillet tool to mirror objects and make outlines of an image rounder. This course goes on to show you the concept of texturing technique and how it can be used to add texture to models. Learners will gain an understanding of the ambient occlusion rendering technique that adds shadow effects and improves aerial perspective. This course will teach you how to create rocks using the rock generator plugin and how to create beautiful landscapes with these rocks. The post-production of the model using Photoshop will also be reviewed in the final part of the course.

The computer graphics skill is a highly valuable skill in today’s economy. This course will take you through the creation of large and beautiful landscapes to modelling architectural objects. On top of this, you will learn how to create materials, textures and manipulate the lighting in your work. Aerial perspective will also be included in this course and weather effects like fog. This course goes on to explore the use of various modifiers to create post effects, render and execute the final post-production of images in Photoshop. Using this knowledge, you can create impressive and spectacular surroundings for films, games, media, architecture and more. This free course will be of great importance for beginners who want to start their career as 3D artists, who are willing to improve their skills and create a marvellous portfolio. So why wait? Start the course today and learn really valuable skills in computer graphics in no time.

Having completed this course, you should be able to:


  • Describe how to use Corona scatter to distribute objects on a plane
  • Examine the conversion of object models to proxy objects using Corona Proxy
  • Explain how to apply Corona sun and sky for lighting
  • Discuss how to model objects using reference images
  • Demonstrate how to add objects to models
  • Identify the processes of creating rock models using a rock generator plugin
  • Illustrate how to add texture to a model object