How to paint over a 3D environment

Painting over a 3D environment
(Image credit: Anya Jo Elvidge)

The aim of this tutorial is to create a beautiful place from your imagination that perhaps you’d like to spend time in. Maybe a cosy room, a secret temple or a relaxing café.

I like to work over a 3D base that I’ve modelled in 3ds Max and lit in Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). This isn’t essential, but because the aim of my process is getting to the fun decision-making bits as quickly as I can, it might be helpful to understand some basic 3D modelling. And if you ever wish to model your concepts, having a base already modelled saves you time because the basic forms are already there for you to work from. 

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