This sci-fi scene is based on Pedro Blanco's course on Environment Design.
Final render with post-production
We started with an initial block out of the mountains to set up the composition
After blocking out the composition we started sculpting each mountain individually and placing low-poly buildings.
We modeled close to 30 structures including small houses, tall buildings, and other assets.
After being done with modeling the buildings, we started placing them on the mountains and setting up the initial lighting before moving to Photoshop to add vegetation, ambience, and other small details.