The 4th 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! Welcoming Grant Warwick who will give one of you lucky followers full access to the Mastering V-Ray course. One more of you will also gain access to the course by sending a 3d render/s you made based on the previously posted how-to.
About Grant Warwick and Mastering CGI
Grant Warwick is an Australian CGI Artist living in Sydney and you all know him by now! He stormed into to the CGI training scene this year with his Mastering V-Ray Course gaining a lot of attention by CGI artists and studios, as well as ArchVIZ artists with V-Ray being the most popular render engine among them.
The course primarily consists of Professionals in the Architectural Visualization industry and currently has over 140 studios subscribed.
I picked it up myself in March, but really started to dive in after Bertrand’s Sweeeet CG work following Lesson 07 about Translucent Materials. This course is packed with valuable information delivered very fluently and clearly which makes it very easy for me to recommend you to pick it up and promote it. For what you get, the pricing is ridiculous and going to be even more so with the special promo that starts today for the blog followers 😉
Grant brings in a vast knowledge gained during his work in the CG / VFX industry at studios like Fuel International, Light Farm in New Zealand and lastly at Cream Studios, where his training business started to take shape and evolved into Mastering V-Ray which covers everything from the bare basics to advanced topics.
Grant posted the videos of Lesson 01 – Getting Started & Lesson 04 (Part 1) : Advanced Materials on the Mastering V-Ray product page so make sure you visit it to learn more about it and get a feel for what it can offer you.
Mastering V-Ray Curriculum
You can see the list of all lessons down below, and for a full description of each you should visit the curriculum page on Grant’s website. Pay attention to lesson 11 which will be all about what YOU want to learn about.
- LESSON 01 : Getting Started
- LESSON 02 : Materials 101
- LESSON 03 : Advanced Scene Optimization
- LESSON 04 : Advanced Materials (Parts 1 & 2)
- LESSON 05 : V-Ray 3.0 Introduction (Parts 1 & 2)
- LESSON 06 : Tone Mapping HDRI’s
- LESSON 07 : Translucent Materials
- LESSON 08 : Ice & Snow (Parts 1 & 2)
- LESSON 09 : Environmental Fog
- LESSON 10 : Hair ans Skin
- LESSON 11 : USER VOTED TOPICS
- LESSON 12 : The GRAND FINALE! (Featuring Rafael Grassetti)
What is next?
Due to the overwhelming success of Grant’s Mastering V-Ray course, he is preparing and developing a road-map of courses that will encompass the entire CGI for print workflow. In partnership with world class colleagues he recently offered a small glimpse to his grand plan – Check out what is coming soon!
$50 OFF on Mastering V-Ray & Hard Surface
Starting today, and all through August, you can pick these amazing jam packed courses at $50 OFF list price using these coupons at checkout:
How to Enter
Use the widget below to enter for the Giveaway and to my Newsletter. Already subscribed to my Newsletter? Not to worry… it counts for the Giveaway and all of you can add more entries via Facebook & Twitter – And more importantly by commenting to this post with your ideas and requests for Mastering V-Ray Lesson 11 which is going to cover user voted topics! So speak your mind and then remember to mark a comment was made in the giveaway widget for the extra points 😉
Submit Your Image
The second part of sending your 3d renders showcasing your forest pack scattered creation following Grant Warwick’s Forest Pack Texture Distribution HOW-TO will end on September 25. Please send in your images by Clicking Here making sure you name the image file with your full name and serial number if you send more than one image as follows – first-last-##.jpg
Be CREATIVE! Don’t just repeat the images posted recently online – Use that and ‘So Good’ visuals you see here by Grant as a starting point for your own concept and your own unique twist to it 😉
You can grab these Lee Griggs styled Forest Pack pre-made scenes by Grant if you like to get started there :
Big thanks to Grant Warwick for sponsoring this giveaway. Good luck, and be sure to follow this blog or subscribe so that you can find out if youre a winner!