Create your own Hollywood-like 3D animated movie scene

If you are one of those artists who strive to dive deeper into the world of 3D design, you are probably familiar with the following feeling: every time you stumble over a striking 3D rendering or an awesome 3D animation, you end up comparing it to your own 3D work and suddenly realize that you still have a long way to go to achieve this kind of professionalism. Consider this workshop a shortcut that will help you to save some time on the way. We will give you advanced techniques and interesting tips and tricks to create a beautiful movie scene in 3D, using the open source 3D software Blender. And all of this with reasonable effort.

25 Video Tutorials | ~5 h of Content

Instructor: Zacharias Reinhardt

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“If you see yourself as a movie maker and you love 3D graphics, look no further. In this incredible course Zacharias shows the whole damn process. From idea to the Hollywood-like shot. What I especially adore is the insanely broad scope of topics. Overpaint, photogrammetry and motion capture – what else can I say? Bingo!”

Gleb Alexandrov

Artist & Founder of the CreativeShrimp blog

“Movie Scene Creation by AgenZasBrothers is not your typical training series. It teaches you the fundamentals on creating your dream film while being smart and efficient about it. If you’re looking for in-depth Blender education, this is a must-have!”

Reynante Martinez

Artist & Trainer

Content

This workshop contains 25 refreshing video tutorials with a total length of approx. 5 hours. Certified Blender trainer Zacharias Reinhardt, leads you through the program which is not so much about step-by-step instructions, but more about inspiring workflows and insightful techniques.

You will learn how to develop an initial idea, how to start developing your scene and how to make it more interesting throughout the process. Finally, you will learn how to build and animate it in 3D. In the end you will have your own Hollywood-like 3D animated film shot.

Scroll down for more details about the content of this workshop.

 Software Used

In this workshop we mainly use the open source 3D software “Blender”. Furthermore, we work with the free image editing programs “GIMP” and “Krita”. With these free tools you are able to perform most parts of the workshop.

Additionally, we have a look at a few commercial tools that simplify some of the production steps (e.g. 3D scanning, motion capturing, generating textures etc.). The major part of this workshop, however, can be done without them.

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  • 23 Video tutorials (Full HD 1080p, ca. 4,5 h running time, English or German)
  • 2 Bonus tutorials (Topics: Motion Capture & 3D Scanning, ca. 0,5 h running time)
  • All project files (3D models, textures, concept art, rendered animations and more)
  • 10 high quality HDRI maps (to light up your 3d scene)
  • 25 seamless high quality textures (incl. Bump, Specular, AO and Normal Map)
  • 20% Discount for „PixPlant“ (a tool to generate seamless textures)
  • 20% Discount for „blendergrid.com“ (Render Farm for Blender)
  • Content PDF (Summary of the content in a PDF file)
  • DVD cover (to print on your own)
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“This is by far one of the best Blender workshops I have ever seen. Assuming you know the basics of how to use Blender, the AgenZasBrothers will teach you everything you need to know about creating a professional quality 3D scene. The course is very well structured and gets straight to the point. The lessons are organized logically and in short digestible videos so that you can easily re-watch specific sections if you want to. Apart from the standard screen-recording sessions, the AgenZasBrothers have scattered numerous helpful and amusing animations which aid in explaining the topics more thoroughly. If you’ve been using Blender for a while and want to upgrade your skills to a more professional level, this is unquestionably the right workshop for you.”

Greg Zaal

Freelance Blender Artist

“The AgenZasBrothers Movie Scene Creation course is a practical mix of theory and practice. I’ve used Blender for years and still learned a lot of new tricks that I’ll be using in my own work from now on. You won’t simply learn how to make their specific scene, you’ll also learn how to bring your own unique imagination to life.”

Jonathan Lampel

3D Artist & Educator

Content Overview

Video 01 – Introduction

In this video Zacharias will give you a summary of the workshop‘s content.

Video 02 – Getting Started

We have been working with “Blender” for many years now, during which we realized quite a few customer projects using the software. In the process we have learnt that any creative project can be divided into five phases. In this video we will define these phases and tell you how to utilize them to create a wonderful original product.

Video 03 – Finding Ideas

Before starting a project, we should be certain about what it is that we actually want to realize. To get there we need a brilliant idea and a lot of motivation. In this video we will give you tips and tricks that will help you to find your own idea for a 3D project that suits and motivates you.

Video 04 – Overpainting

In this video we will show you how to visualize your idea by making a photo overpainting using the free painting software “Krita.”

“I recently had the opportunity to go through AgenZasBrothers’ video workshop “Movie Scene Creation in Blender3D”, and I was quite blown away by the incredible amount of time and effort that must have gone into this awesome learning package. This workshop consists of around 16Gb of in-depth video tutorials, blender files, 3D assets, textures, and Hdri environment maps. It’s jam-packed with professional tips and advice on how to create your very own CG movie scenes. The 3D-scanning and motion-capture tutorials are also a huge bonus.”

Rico Cilliers

CG Freelancer

Video 05 – Previsualization

In this video we will tell you how to create a previsualization of your scene using simple 3D objects and live effects (light, shadow, fog, Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field). This previsualization serves as an important basis for your further 3D work. We will also touch on the topic of “image composition.”

Video 06 – Getting Organized

In order to work focused and efficiently, to prevent a total creative chaos and not to jeopardize the completion of your project, you need to establish a decent file and folder structure. That is why in this video we will show you how to keep track of your files by establishing and maintaining a reasonable structure in your project folder.

Video 07 – Robot Tank

In this video you will learn how our robot tank came into existence. We will give you tips on how to develop such a fantasy machine and show the importance of detail work. Next we will explain to you every step to prepare and adjust the 3D model for the subsequent shading process and for the process of including it into the final 3D scene. After creating an “intact” 3D model, we will show you, how to “destroy” it, since the robot tank in our scene has seen many years.

From video 15 onwards you will learn how to add surface material to your 3D model.

Video 08 – Bicycles

In this video you will learn how the bicycles were developed. We will give you tips on how to transform real objects into 3D models and will go into detail (e.g. regarding spokes, tires, saddle springs,
bicycle chain etc.). At the end of the video you will learn how to prepare and adjust the bicycle models for the subsequent shading process and for the process of including it into the final 3D scene.

From video 15 onwards you will learn how to add surface material to your 3D model.

“First and foremost I would like to thank Zacharias for trusting me enough to have a look at the product and share with you what I think, and as a educator I choose to do that briefly with a pedagogical approach. I really enjoyed what I have seen! The content is well planned and explained. It offers a variety ways for you to work through and creates opportunities to experiment, create and solve problems! What I like the most about this product is that it is very easy to use and gives the learner the control over his own development without any kind of external intervention. My favorits are definitely the “Advanced material” and “rendering” parts.”

Pascal Deraed

3D & Animation Teacher / Freelancer / Educator at a Cutting Edge Edicational Program

Video 09 – Plants

In this video you will learn how on the basis of photographs you may create realistic looking plants in 3D for which you will need only one image texture.

In video 16 you will learn how to add surface material to your 3D model and in video 18 you will learn how to animate and simulate plants.

Video 10 – Trees

In this video you will learn how to create individualized trees in 3D, using the skin modifier and a particle system.

In video 16 ou will learn how to add surface material to your 3D model and in video 17 you will learn how to animate and simulate branches and leaves.

Video 11 – Ivy

In this video you will learn how to create realistic looking ivy in 3D, using the free “IvyGen” add-on for Blender.

Video 12 – Rocks

In this video you will learn how to create realistic looking rocks in 3D, using simple methods that enable you to change and adjust them later on with just a few clicks.

In video 15 and video 16 you will learn how to add surface material to your 3D model.

“The AgenZasBrothers succeed in what most fail to do: a compact, professional and in-depth guide on an entire 3D production. The combination of teaching technical utilities and creative thinking show how one can implement a healthy and productive pipeline on a complete project, going from design and rough, to polish and render. It leads by example, and it will show you how to create, rather than recreate.”

Cedric Van der Kelen

Lighting & VFX Artist at Grid VFX

Video 13 – Concrete

In this video you will learn how to create realistic looking “demolished” bits of concrete in 3D, using the Blender add-on “Cell Fracture” and a Rigid Body Simulation.

In video 16 you will learn how to add surface material to your 3D model.

Video 14 – Seamless Textures

In this video you will learn why we mainly used seamless textures for our 3D scene. You will also learn how to generate seamless textures yourself using the commercial software product “PixPlant.” Additionally, we will show you, how the free alternative “Gimp” may serve the same purpose.

Please note: The commercial version of the workshop includes a 20% discount code for “PixPlant.”

Video 15 – Basic Material

In this video you will learn, how to create basic material (Cycles Render Engine) with the help of the free Blender add-on “Node Wrangler,” that will serve as basis for the shaders of the 3D objects
in your scene.

Please note: Most of the textures in this video were taken from the “Seamless Texture Pack 2“ provided by Eisklotz.de. The Texture Pack comes free with the commercial version of the workshop.

Video 16 – Complex Material

In this video we will show you how to utilize the previously created basic material and also how to add interesting effects to it.

“This is more than a 3D workshop. There are lots of things that you want to learn so badly! Including modeling, texturing etc. you will learn how to develop ideas for your desired scene, how to use overpaint to make concept ideas, how to use previz to finalize your concepts, how to organize project files and folder perfectly. And there is so many clever animation techniques that you will just love. And extra things like 3D scanning, motion capturing – using 3D sensor is so useful to learn. Generating seamless textures and many more… If you passionate about creating short movies then this workshop is really a great choice! I really love it and learned so many new stuffs, highly recommended!”

Souvik Karmakar

3D Artist

Video 17 – Simulation of Trees

In this video we will show you how to simulate the motion of leaves and tree branches in a wind field, using “Hair Dynamics” and “Force Fields”.

Video 18 – Simulation of Plants

In this video we will show you how to simulate the motion of plants and grasses in a wind field, using a “Displace Modifier,” “Hair Dynamics” and “Force Fields”.

Video 19 – Simulation of Insects

In this video you will learn how to arouse a host of flies and make butterflies fly along a pathway, using a particle system.

Video 20 – 3D Scanning (Bonus Video)

In this video we will show you how to capture 3D scans of objects and people using a 3D sensor and the commercial software “Skanect.” Afterwards, we will show you how to process these 3D
scans in Blender.

In this video we are using the Asus Xtion PRO LIVE, but you may use other 3D sensors, e.g. the XBOX Kinect-Sensor. There are different pros and cons regarding every sensor. You will learn more about this in the video.

Please note: This video is only available in the commercial version of the workshop.

Video 21 – Motion Capturing (Bonus Video)

In this video you will learn how to bring your captured 3D doubles to life via motion capturing, using a 3D sensor and the commercial software “iPi Mocap studio.” Afterwards, we will show you how to process these motion capture data in Blender.

In this video we are using the XBOX Kinect 3D sensor. The Asus Xtion PRO LIVE Sensor should do the job as well, but caused some trouble with our notebooks.

Please note: This video is only available in the commercial version of the workshop.

Video 22 – Bringing it all Together

In this video we will show you how to bring all of the previously created 3D objects (robot tank, bicycles, trees, bushes, plants, rocks, concrete wall, butterflies, flies, 3D scans etc.) together in the final scene without any extra effort.

Video 23 – Lighting

In this video we will give a short overview of the different ways of lighting (Cycles Render Engine) and will furthermore demonstrate how you may light your scene in a realistic manner using just one HDRI map.

Please note: All of the HDRI maps in our workshop were sponsored by hdrihaven.com. They come free with the commercial version of the workshop.

Video 24 – Render Settings

In this video you will learn how to adjust the render settings for your scene in order to achieve optimal quality within minimal render time. Furthermore, we will give you tips on how to deal with certain render errors.

Video 25 – Compositing

In this video you will learn how to pretty up your scene with the help of compositing effects (mist, sunbeams). We will – among other things – also amplify render layers and render passes.

Video 26 – Rendering

In this video you will learn how to edit your scene for online render farms and how to render via the affordable render farm “blendergrid” or the free render farm “sheepit.”

Please note: If you purchase this workshop, you will receive a 20% discount for a duration of three months, in case you wish to use this online render farm for one of your own projects.

Video 27 – Concluding Remarks

In this video we will give you some final advice to take along.

Bonus*

Project Files

Here we provide you with the main project files so that you may have a closer look at everything shown in the workshop.

HDRI Maps

Hdrihaven.com sponsored 10 high quality HDRI maps that can be used freely for private and commercial projects.

Seamless Texture Pack 2

Eisklotz.de sponsored 25 seamless high quality textures for this workshop. These textures can be used freely for private and commercial projects.

20% Discount for „PixPlant“

The high performance software product “PixPlant” is sponsor of this workshop. Since you purchased our workshop, you will receive 20% discount, in case you purchase the software.

*Bonus features are exclusively available on the USB stick and download version.

20% Discount for „blendergrid.com“

Blendergrid.com is another sponsor of this workshop. You will receive a 20% discount for a duration of three months, in case you wish to use this online render farm for one of your own projects.