Course overview Course overview
From concept to finished assets
Students learn how to make stylized, hand-painted 3D art for video games. The course will cover the whole process from concept, model, texture, to completed asset. Students will create a variety of smaller projects, and one larger scene for their portfolio that targets their individual career goals. In the last week, there will be a stylized art test to give students a feel for what it takes to apply for a job on a stylized game! Students will be painting textures in Photoshop and mapping their textures onto 3D assets. Some assets will be provided, but students are encouraged to create their own.
Creating Stylized Game Assets WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Igniting your imagination
Ashleigh is a prop artist with six years of experience in the game industry making stylized 3D art, concept art, animation, and FX. She is currently at Blizzard Entertainment working on the World of Warcraft team, and has worked on four expansions: Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, Legion, and Battle for Azeroth. Her expertise is in hand-painting low poly game art, focusing on creating cultures and storytelling through objects--like a virtual set decorator. Ashleigh got her start with a traditional art education—a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts (Illustration) from Virginia Commonwealth University—and then moved into game art with a Master of Interactive Technology from The Guildhall at SMU. Now as an instructor, she created the prop art onboarding program and mentors new artists at Blizzard, and also provides feedback to students through portfolio reviews.
spring TERM Registration
Feb 10, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020
It was good to always be practicing on something different every week....It was a fun course overall!
I feel more confident with my skills and have learned quite a bit from taking this course.
I learned a lot of new skills such as becoming more efficient in 3DS max, design, color theory, UVing trees, etc.
Companies that hire our students
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What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
1+ Year Access
Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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