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Texturing for Games

A 5-week online course breaking down the elements in creating textures for games

Course overview Course overview

Course Overview

Create textures for games

This class focuses on creating high-resolution textures and shaders to bring your character to life. The texturing specifically will focus on the character bust, pin-pointing major detail areas such as the facial skin, eyes, teeth, lips, and ears. You will also be focusing on the more difficult and intricate portions of texturing, such as skin details, man-made materials, and hair/fur.


Course Format:   Standard
Lecture Type:   Pre-recorded
Feedback:   Individual recordings
Duration:   5 weeks
Assignment:   Deadlines each week
Q&A:   Once a week
Materials:   Vray (or equivalent ) Mudbox (or equivalent) Marmoset Substance Quexel DDO
Skills level:   Intermediate
Prerequisites:   Knowledge of Substance Designer strongly recommended

Texturing for Games WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

What you'll learn

The more you know, the better.

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Core themes and major groups of the upper body | Basic information on shaders, materials, lighting and physically-based rendering nomenclature and techniques | Initial steps of photo projection painting in Mudbox | First pass at texturing a head with photos
Creation of additional maps for creating a realistic head | Ambient occlusion, gloss, fuzz, and transmission | Methods for creating a final image | Post-processing methods to add realism to an image
DDO, Substance Designer and Marmoset toolkit strategies for prop design | Texturing basics of a prop | Normal map baking functions and how to create normal maps | Introduction of DDO and Substance Designer | Texture asset in DDO, put maps together in Marmoset for presentation
Hand-painted fundamentals creature assets | Basic color theory and color schemes | Hand-paint asset in Mudbox | Output a variety of textures to create a final rendered image
Final image and presentation

Unleashing your creative potential

Lectures by TBA

An awesome industry pro!


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May 14, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019




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Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education.

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Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

Payment Plan

Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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