Course info
Oct 21, 2016
3h 44m

The demand these days for photorealistic CGI is exploding. This course, Creating a Photorealistic Beverage Ad in MODO, will show you the ins and outs of creating a stunning, photorealistic liquor bottle image from scratch. First, you'll explore how to create a reference image. Next, you'll start creating the bottle that you'll use throughout this course. Finally, you'll learn how to texture the scene elements, as well as light and render the scene. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create an impressive, photorealistic product in MODO. Software required: MODO, Cinema 4D, and RealFlow.

About the author
About the author

Dan Couto is a self-taught photographer and CGI artist who came from the world of film. He has been in business for over 25 years and has worked with clients in New York, L.A., Spain, Hong Kong, India, the U.K. and Germany. He specializes in creating photo-realistic 3D products.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Dan Couto, and welcome to my course Creating a Photoreal Beverage Ad. I'm a professional freelance CGI artist, with over 30 years experience. I originally came from the world of film, and am self-taught in both photography and CGI. By cross-pollinating my CGI with my photographic lighting knowledge, I'm able to create highly-realistic imagery that has that photographic look and feel. If you have ever wondered how photographers achieve that amazing, I could eat it with my eyes look to their photography, you will not only learn that with this course, you'll learn how to do it in 3D. In this course, we're going to learn how to use different 3D software packages and third party plug-ins specifically designed to reproduce photographic lighting and effects to create a photoreal product image of the kind a client would normally hire a professional photography studio to create.