dvGarage, which announced its first product,
The dvG Surface Toolkit
on April 9 — continues its weekly tutorial series with an animated step-by-step process of Surfacing a Photorealistic Asphalt Lot.
The process, which is exclusively created with the aforementioned “Surface Toolkit” shows how much can be done with the images in less than an hour of work. The tutorial is dvGarage’s seventh in a weekly series of tutorials lead by a former member of Industrial Light and Magic’s Rebel Unit, Alex Lindsay.
It adds to over an hour of free streaming tutorials on the site that observe the world from a computer artist’s point of view and try to recreate that world through easy to follow animated tutorials. Other weekly tutorials on the site include building a CG pumpkin, a hockey puck, and a super realistic chrome surface using layered rendering.
dvGarage is a QuickTime-only site dedicated to “building the next generation of visual media artists.”