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FX for Games

An 8-week course on dynamic effects for a real-time game environment

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Unreal Engine, Photoshop, 3Ds MAX, Maya
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individually recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of how game engines/editors work, as well some image editing software knowledge
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Unreal Engine, Photoshop, 3Ds MAX, Maya
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individually recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of how game engines/editors work, as well some image editing software knowledge
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Unreal Engine, Photoshop, 3Ds MAX, Maya
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individually recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of how game engines/editors work, as well some image editing software knowledge
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
EXPAND ALL COLLAPSE ALL

The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Introduction

Introduction to real-time VFX, differences and similarities between pre-rendered and real-time, constraints, pipeline differences | Types of work companies might expect or require from VFX artist in the games industry | Tools used in the industry that no one talks about before you start working: perforce, bug trackers, etc, and their functions | The basics: introduction to Unreal Engine 4 and Cascade

Week 2 | The Basics

The basics: continuation of Unreal Engine 4 particle systems | Attaching an effect to a character

Week 3 | Burning Barrel Effect

Complete burning barrel effect, integrated in the environment | We will tackle shaders, texture generation, flipbooks and so on

Week 4 | Complete the Weapon

Muzzleflash, impact, and aftermath (lingering smoke, sparks, refraction, etc.)

Week 5 | SciFi Energy Barrier

Sci-Fi shield, planning | Material setup, mesh creation, UVs

Week 6 | Level Effects Part 1

Level effects, theory, ways to go about it and techniques | How to manage level effects from a production standpoint | Plan the level | Start blocking effects for the level

Week 7 | Level Effects Part 2

Review of the effects blocking | Continue with the level effects

Week 8 | Finalize Environmental Effects

Review of last week’s progress | Rain environmental effects | Add any more extra touches and finalize the environmental effects | Presentation and portfolio tips

FX for Games
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Igniting your imagination

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SPRING TERM REGISTRATION
Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021
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$699
COURSE BEGINS
April 17th

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What makes this learning experience unique?
Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s 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.

Flexible Learning

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

FX for Games
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SPRING TERM REGISTRATION
Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021
ONLY
$699
COURSE BEGINS
April 17th
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