The workshop will focus on the modeling and visualization of photo-realistic 3D natural environments, including landform/ terrain, scattering of plants and vegetation, lighting setup, and shading tricks. This instructor-led mainly “hands-on” workshop is based on one of the easiest to use professional 3D software programs called Cinema 4D (www.maxon.net). Learn an easy way of adding trees to your renderings and to quickly adjust tree species according to the shape, age, season and level of detail the scene requires. Target groups of the workshop are landscape architects, students, researchers and practitioners interested in 3D modeling and visualization of gardens, landscapes, and architecture.
- Bring your own laptop (Windows or MacOS X)!
- In advance, download and install Cinema 4D Trial (or have a student or full version instead), the software can be downloaded here: http://www.maxon.net/en/
products/demo-version/ download-form.html. A student version is offered here http://www.maxon.net/ education/students-teachers. html
- In advance, download and install the free Laubwerk Plants Kit Freebie for Cinema 4D, which can be downloaded here: http://www.laubwerk.com/
store/plants-kit-freebie/ as well as the demo version of SurfaceSPREAD, which can be downloaded here: http://www.laubwerk.com/ store/surfaceSPREAD/
- Basic knowledge of 3D modeling or CAD software.