Domestika – Photorealistic Product Rendering with KeyShot | Free Keyshot Course Download
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The design and shape of an object not only have the power to communicate, but also the ability to solve everyday problems. Industrial designer Nicolas Robertson is a firm believer that 3D design is the key to improving the creative process by allowing clients to visualise products before they are manufactured.
Learn how to create photorealistic renders of any 3D object using KeyShot. By the end of this course, you will know how to design objects from your imagination and give them a realistic look by applying light, other materials and retouching techniques.
Start the course by meeting your teacher, Nicolas Robertson. He tells you a bit about himself, what he does and why he believes 3D visualisation is essential to design and architecture. He also shares some of his major influences and gives you an overview of the final project.
Review the key concepts of photorealism and see some examples of simple studio lighting systems. Review the basics of different types of materials and collect reference images for your furniture noticeboard.
Now it's time to get to work in KeyShot. Start by importing your model and then familiarise yourself with the program by exploring the interface and its main features. Learn how to assign materials to objects, add lighting to your scene and create a camera set. Nicolas explains how each of these elements affects the look and composition of your image. Finally, he adjusts the settings of your file and prepares it for rending.
Now that you've covered the basics, explore different ways to make your scene more realistic, from adding new elements, such as walls or objects, to advanced lighting techniques and materials. Next, learn how to optimise the rendering process.
Finish the course by adding the finishing touches to your project. Just as professional photographers edit their photos to give them their own style, 3D artists can enhance their work in post-production. Nicolás shows you a series of tricks in both KeyShot and Photoshop to polish your work and give it a professional look.