ArchViz Masterclass v.2

The first Masterclass in the world with UNIFIED TEACHING

The Architectural Visualisation Masterclass is the most complete training course at Academy. The course is addressed to those who want to know all the tricks of the trade (both technical and artistic) to enter the labour market with strong and steady mehods.
The course is meant for people who have a basic knowledge of 3dsMax and want to enhance their skills in the creation of Architectural images. During the Masterclass, you will be guided in the same creative process used by the State of Art Studio artists in the creation of images for their clients.

In the Masterclass you will be able to test what you have learn by applying the theory to a case study chosen by the teachers for each Masterclass. Normally the project is a residential building, which is selected to exercise on the whole workflow: from the modellation to the final postproduction. It is important not to consider the final image as a yardstick for the artist but as a test of the many topics explained in the theoric classes.

Archviz Masterclass

COURSE INFORMATION

Course: Architectural Visualisation Masterclass.
Software: Autodesk Autocad, Autodesk 3dsMax, Chaos Group V-Ray, Corona Renderer, Substance Designer, Quixel Megascans, Adobe Photoshop.
Requirements: Basic knowledge of Autodesk 3dsMax.

Seats available: 12 seats.
Course Duration: 160 hours.
Price: €4.500
Discounted price: €3,890 + 22% VAT (+ €50.00 as administration fee).

10% discount for students and private people.
€ 3.501,00 + 22% VAT (+ € 50,00 administration fee).

Book a seat

To start your booking to our courses, click on the button here, choose a date on the calendar and proceed. We suggest you to register and fill the form. In this way, you can manage your booking in your personal area on the website.

Archviz Masterclass

CONTENTS

Archviz Masterclass

BEFORE RENDERING

The Masterclass also takes into consideration concepts regarding the part before rendering: the first lessons will focus on reading architectural projects, on the correct way to prepare files to use in 3dsMax, on the imageplan (preliminary drawings to show to the client) and on photography.

Archviz Masterclass

PHOTOGRAPHY AND RENDERING

Photography means first of all mastering composition, but also knowing the theory of colours, the physics of light and representing spaces and visual depth. Since the Masterclass is a complete educational course, it’s important to start from strong foundations: the rendering, particularly the architectural one, is a mix of creativity and rules.

Archviz Masterclass

QUALITY VS TIME

with the 3D model because it can be changed at any moment. In the ArchViz Masterclass, you will learn many postproduction techniques to get to the final result in the shortest time without rendering again.

Archviz Masterclass

SCHEDULE

Schedule

WEEK #1

INTRODUCTION
  • Presentation of the Masterclass’ project
  • Arch-Viz foundations
AUTOCAD
  • Project reading
  • CAD cleaning
  • CAD export
3DSTUDIOMAX
  • Introduction / Interface
  • CAD import
  • CAD alignment
PHOTOGRAPHY – THEORY
  • Photography areas
  • Shutterspeeds, diaphrams and their reciprocity
  • Composition and rule of thirds
PHOTOGRAPHY– WORKSHOP
  • Photography workshop
  • Discussion on the students’ photos
MODELLING – PROJECT BLOCKING
  • Introducton to SOA modelling for achitecture
  • Creation panel, vetex, segment e spline
  • Edit poly and modifiers
  • Modelling methods
  • Modelling of windows
  • Modelling the building maquette
IMAGE-PLANNING
  • Introduction to the imageplan
  • Introduction to the creation of a V-Ray Camera
  • Photo research / reference & Image-planning
  • Presentation and discussion in class
MODELLING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS
  • Parametric modelling: iToo RailClone
  • Multi-texture map and floor shading
UNWRAP
  • UVW Mapping base
  • Unwrapping
  • Multi-mapping
Schedule

WEEK #2

LIGHTING
  • Linear workflow
  • Sun & Sky
  • Physical camera
  • Frame Buffer
  • Daylight
  • Image Base Lighting (HDRI)
  • V-Ray lights / Corona Lights
  • Corona LightMixer
  • Interior and exterior lighting (versione notturna con luci artificiali)
  • Camera Effects
  • Atmospheric Effects
  • Render elements
SHADING
  • Introduction to the Material Editor
  • Introduction to the material physics
  • Correct workflow to replicate real materials
  • V-Ray Standard Material and Corona Material
  • Creation of basic architectural shaders
  • Fresnel vs Fall-off
ADVANCED SHADING
  • Creation of complex architectural shaders (Multi-level shading)
  • Creation of textures
  • Material optimisation
  • Introduction to Allegorithmic Substance Designer
  • Interface of Allegorithmic Substance Designer and its settings
  • Advanced shading with Allegorithmic Substance Designer
RENDERING
  • Analysis of the interface in Chaos Group V-Ray and Corona Renderer
  • Calculation methods for the global illumination (pro and cons and their settings)
  • Workflow to optimise the scenes for a faster rendering
  • Rendering for animations
  • Settings and memory management
  • V-Ray / Corona Renderer Proxies
  • Distributed rendering
  • V-Ray RT (CPU and GPU)
  • VR Creation Content
Substance Designer
Schedule

WEEK #3

CREAZIONE ENVIRONMENT
  • Ground creation/ modelling:
    • tasselation
    • noise modifier
    • displace
    • soft selection
    • push & pull
    • vertexpaint
  • Background creation
VEGETATION CREATION
  • Modelling the vegetation / shaders & texturing
  • Study in depth iToo Forest Pack:
    • Grass creation
    • Change the basic grass with random transformation
    • Change the basic grass with col. variation
    • Change of the forest object with B maps
    • Elements rotation with rgb maps
    • Exercise on spiral in the wheat field
  • Model import / oprimisation for V-Ray Next
  • Trees / Plants creation: Onyx Tree & GrowFx
POSTPRODUCTION
  • V-Ray Pass to render
  • Mask creation
PHOTOSHOP INTRO
  • Interface
  • Opening/ Importing a file
  • Layers/ Group of layers
  • Blending modes / Adjustments
  • Masks and Channels
  • Actions / Script
POSTPRODUCTION EXERCISES
  • 32/16bit file management
  • File structure
  • How to cut out images to use as background/foreground
  • Customized brushes
  • 2D element matching
  • Patterns: creation and use
  • Dirty effects / material wear creation
  • V-Ray pass to improve existing materials
  • V-Ray pass to reproduce from scratch existing materials
  • Texture to recreate from scratch existing materialas
  • Creation of light effects with the brush tool
  • Atmospheric effects (fog, rain, glares..)
  • Finalizing the image / color grading
  • Saving the image for the web / for printing
ArchViz Masterclass

CERTIFICATION
CHAOS GROUP V-RAY

SOA Academy is proud to be an authorised Chaos Group Training Centre. Chaos Group released the certification because SOA Academy complies with the standards set for training centres. The Academy courses follow the official Chaos Group teaching instructions to guarantee the students the best know-how. At the end of the course, the students will receive from Chaos Group an attendance certificate and a 1-year access to the Chaos Group Training Portal. Gianpiero Monopoli is the V-Ray Licensed Instructor ad Academy.

Certification of course completion issued by Chaos Group/One year of access to the training portal Chaos Group.

Corona Renderer for Archviz

CERTIFICATION
CORONA RENDERER

SOA Academy is proud to be an authorised Corona Renderer Training Centre. Corona Academy released the certification because SOA Academy complies with the standards set for training centres. The Academy courses follow the official Corona Academy teaching instructions to guarantee the students the best know-how. At the end of the course, the students will receive from Corona Academy an attendance certificate and a certification as Corona Renderer professional users.

ArchViz Masterclass

ALLEGORITHMIC
SUBSTANCE DESIGNER

Thanks to the collaboration between SOA Academy and Allegorithmic, the software Substance Designer has been included in our Masterclass’ offer.
And.. In adition, all SOA Academy students will get two months of free use of Substance Designer.

ArchViz Masterclass

CERTIFICATION
AUTODESK

SOA Academy is now Autodesk Authorised Training Center. It means that at the end of the Masterclass, you’ll get a free certificate of completion signed by Autodesk. In case you are interested in a professional certification, you can take the exam.

ArchViz Masterclass

ITOO SOFTWARE
DISCOUNT

SOA Academy is an iToo Software Authotized Training Center. For this reason, you’ll have the chance to benefit of a 25% discount on the purchase of either Forest Pack, RailClone or the Bundle (Forest Pack + RailClone).

ArchViz Masterclass

METHODOLOGY

We give space to theory, great attention to practice. In all SoA Academy classes, we first want to teach the proper workflow to follow and then give space to practical exercises and real case studies, which will be available thanks to the teachers’ long experience in the field. Our aim is to shape artists who can better express their abilities in the working world. We’re not only talking about knowing the software from a technical point of view, but also stimulating your creativity, making you aware of your artistic personality, broadening your imagination and moving beyond your abilities.

Register

To start your booking to our courses, click on the button here, choose a date on the calendar and proceed.
We suggest you to register and fill the form. In this way, you can manage your booking in your personal area on the website.

Book a seat

To start your booking to our courses, click on the button here, choose a date on the calendar and proceed. We suggest you to register and fill the form. In this way, you can manage your booking in your personal area on the website.

Archviz Masterclass

CONTENTS

Archviz Masterclass

BEFORE RENDERING

The Masterclass also takes into consideration concepts regarding the part before rendering: the first lessons will focus on reading architectural projects, on the correct way to prepare files to use in 3dsMax, on the imageplan (preliminary drawings to show to the client) and on photography.

Archviz Masterclass

PHOTOGRAPHY AND RENDERING

Photography means first of all mastering composition, but also knowing the theory of colours, the physics of light and representing spaces and visual depth. Since the Masterclass is a complete educational course, it’s important to start from strong foundations: the rendering, particularly the architectural one, is a mix of creativity and rules.

Archviz Masterclass

QUALITY VS TIME

with the 3D model because it can be changed at any moment. In the ArchViz Masterclass, you will learn many postproduction techniques to get to the final result in the shortest time without rendering again.

Archviz Masterclass

SCHEDULE

Schedule

WEEK #1

INTRODUCTION
  • Presentation of the Masterclass’ project
  • Arch-Viz foundations
AUTOCAD
  • Project reading
  • CAD cleaning
  • CAD export
3DSTUDIOMAX
  • Introduction / Interface
  • CAD import
  • CAD alignment
PHOTOGRAPHY – THEORY
  • Photography areas
  • Shutterspeeds, diaphrams and their reciprocity
  • Composition and rule of thirds
PHOTOGRAPHY– WORKSHOP
  • Photography workshop
  • Discussion on the students’ photos
MODELLING – PROJECT BLOCKING
  • Introducton to SOA modelling for achitecture
  • Creation panel, vetex, segment e spline
  • Edit poly and modifiers
  • Modelling methods
  • Modelling of windows
  • Modelling the building maquette
IMAGE-PLANNING
  • Introduction to the imageplan
  • Introduction to the creation of a V-Ray Camera
  • Photo research / reference & Image-planning
  • Presentation and discussion in class
MODELLING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS
  • Parametric modelling: iToo RailClone
  • Multi-texture map and floor shading
UNWRAP
  • UVW Mapping base
  • Unwrapping
  • Multi-mapping
Schedule

WEEK #2

LIGHTING
  • Linear workflow
  • Sun & Sky
  • Physical camera
  • Frame Buffer
  • Daylight
  • Image Base Lighting (HDRI)
  • V-Ray lights / Corona Lights
  • Corona LightMixer
  • Interior and exterior lighting (versione notturna con luci artificiali)
  • Camera Effects
  • Atmospheric Effects
  • Render elements
SHADING
  • Introduction to the Material Editor
  • Introduction to the material physics
  • Correct workflow to replicate real materials
  • V-Ray Standard Material and Corona Material
  • Creation of basic architectural shaders
  • Fresnel vs Fall-off
ADVANCED SHADING
  • Creation of complex architectural shaders (Multi-level shading)
  • Creation of textures
  • Material optimisation
  • Introduction to Allegorithmic Substance Designer
  • Interface of Allegorithmic Substance Designer and its settings
  • Advanced shading with Allegorithmic Substance Designer
RENDERING
  • Analysis of the interface in Chaos Group V-Ray and Corona Renderer
  • Calculation methods for the global illumination (pro and cons and their settings)
  • Workflow to optimise the scenes for a faster rendering
  • Rendering for animations
  • Settings and memory management
  • V-Ray / Corona Renderer Proxies
  • Distributed rendering
  • V-Ray RT (CPU and GPU)
  • VR Creation Content
Substance Designer
Schedule

WEEK #3

CREAZIONE ENVIRONMENT
  • Ground creation/ modelling:
    • tasselation
    • noise modifier
    • displace
    • soft selection
    • push & pull
    • vertexpaint
  • Background creation
VEGETATION CREATION
  • Modelling the vegetation / shaders & texturing
  • Study in depth iToo Forest Pack:
    • Grass creation
    • Change the basic grass with random transformation
    • Change the basic grass with col. variation
    • Change of the forest object with B maps
    • Elements rotation with rgb maps
    • Exercise on spiral in the wheat field
  • Model import / oprimisation for V-Ray Next
  • Trees / Plants creation: Onyx Tree & GrowFx
POSTPRODUCTION
  • V-Ray Pass to render
  • Mask creation
PHOTOSHOP INTRO
  • Interface
  • Opening/ Importing a file
  • Layers/ Group of layers
  • Blending modes / Adjustments
  • Masks and Channels
  • Actions / Script
POSTPRODUCTION EXERCISES
  • 32/16bit file management
  • File structure
  • How to cut out images to use as background/foreground
  • Customized brushes
  • 2D element matching
  • Patterns: creation and use
  • Dirty effects / material wear creation
  • V-Ray pass to improve existing materials
  • V-Ray pass to reproduce from scratch existing materials
  • Texture to recreate from scratch existing materialas
  • Creation of light effects with the brush tool
  • Atmospheric effects (fog, rain, glares..)
  • Finalizing the image / color grading
  • Saving the image for the web / for printing
ArchViz Masterclass

CERTIFICATION
CHAOS GROUP V-RAY

SOA Academy is proud to be an authorised Chaos Group Training Centre. Chaos Group released the certification because SOA Academy complies with the standards set for training centres. The Academy courses follow the official Chaos Group teaching instructions to guarantee the students the best know-how. At the end of the course, the students will receive from Chaos Group an attendance certificate and a 1-year access to the Chaos Group Training Portal. Gianpiero Monopoli is the V-Ray Licensed Instructor ad Academy.

Certification of course completion issued by Chaos Group/One year of access to the training portal Chaos Group.

Corona Renderer for Archviz

CERTIFICATION
CORONA RENDERER

SOA Academy is proud to be an authorised Corona Renderer Training Centre. Corona Academy released the certification because SOA Academy complies with the standards set for training centres. The Academy courses follow the official Corona Academy teaching instructions to guarantee the students the best know-how. At the end of the course, the students will receive from Corona Academy an attendance certificate and a certification as Corona Renderer professional users.

ArchViz Masterclass

ALLEGORITHMIC
SUBSTANCE DESIGNER

Thanks to the collaboration between SOA Academy and Allegorithmic, the software Substance Designer has been included in our Masterclass’ offer.
And.. In adition, all SOA Academy students will get two months of free use of Substance Designer.

ArchViz Masterclass

CERTIFICATION
AUTODESK

SOA Academy is now Autodesk Authorised Training Center. It means that at the end of the Masterclass, you’ll get a free certificate of completion signed by Autodesk. In case you are interested in a professional certification, you can take the exam.

ArchViz Masterclass

ITOO SOFTWARE
DISCOUNT

SOA Academy is an iToo Software Authotized Training Center. For this reason, you’ll have the chance to benefit of a 25% discount on the purchase of either Forest Pack, RailClone or the Bundle (Forest Pack + RailClone).

ArchViz Masterclass

METHODOLOGY

We give space to theory, great attention to practice. In all SoA Academy classes, we first want to teach the proper workflow to follow and then give space to practical exercises and real case studies, which will be available thanks to the teachers’ long experience in the field. Our aim is to shape artists who can better express their abilities in the working world. We’re not only talking about knowing the software from a technical point of view, but also stimulating your creativity, making you aware of your artistic personality, broadening your imagination and moving beyond your abilities.

Register

To start your booking to our courses, click on the button here, choose a date on the calendar and proceed.
We suggest you to register and fill the form. In this way, you can manage your booking in your personal area on the website.