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Environment Sculpting

with David Lesperance


This lecture will provide an in-depth look at the workflow David Lesperance uses to design environments. Starting off, he will cover basic concepts of asset building including kit bashing, grid space modeling, basic UVs and asset cleanliness. Normal and displacement mapping will also be covered. Dave will then move into his lighting setups using V-Ray. He will discuss lighting and rendering in V-Ray, covering HDRI and physical camera setups, along with efficient render settings. Throughout the class David will be sharing many time-saving tips and tricks that he uses in his day-to-day workflow for 3ds Max, ZBrush and Photoshop.

Duration: 171 minutes

Format: HD 1280x720

David Lesperance

Environment Artist

David Lesperance is a digital artist specializing in games and environment art, and is currently the Environment Art Director at Tencent North America. David has a degree in Fine Arts and is always active in the CG community. His game experience includes work on Mortal Kombat DC, Tony Hawk Ride and StarCraft II. His experience also includes work with Blizzard Entertainment's cinematic division, on such titles as Diablo 3, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, and the StarCraft projects.

  • "In my experience of almost 10 years in this industry, I don't think I've met anyone with more passion to grow as an artist, become better, and find smarter and faster ways of working than David Lesperance. He is an exceptional artist and encourages those he works with to be exceptional as well."

    - Jeramiah Johnson
    Senior Cinematic Artist

  • "David Lesperance is one of the most prolific 3D environment artists I've ever met. It's fascinating to see how he, being so detail-oriented, manages to produce huge amount of work in zero time. Besides that, David is famous for his technical approach for 3d art and his constant search for more efficient ways of doing things. I won't be surprised if I come across a tutorial from him called "How to crank-out a super-detailed environment set in one day"

    - Vitaly Bulgarov
    CEO at Black Sky Symmetry, Inc.