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2D courses
Absolute Beginners
Absolute Beginners
Take beginning steps to familiarize yourself with digital drawing and painting tools as well as foundation...
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Absolute Beginners
Becoming a Better Artist
Becoming a Better Artist
Learn the basics of art as well as the subtle details and differences in techniques and approaches. Rob...
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Becoming a Better Artist
Visual Development Mentorship
Visual Development Mentorship
Students fortunate enough to take this Visual Development Mentorship class will have the rare opportunity...
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Visual Development Mentorship
Intro to Photoshop
Intro to Photoshop
This class is designed to get you up and running with Adobe Photoshop! Students will explore the basic...
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Intro to Photoshop
Fundamentals of Design
Fundamentals of Design
Design pertains to nearly everything. From composition and lighting to the shapes of our characters to...
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Fundamentals of Design
Perspective
Perspective
Perspective is a class that introduces linear perspective systems, helping students to explore a variety...
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Perspective
Environment Sketching
Environment Sketching
This class will focus on creating compelling environments with a strong and consistent design language....
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Environment Sketching
Dynamic Sketching 1
Dynamic Sketching 1
Learn how to communicate visually through drawing principles and knowledge. Dynamic Sketching will enable...
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Dynamic Sketching 1
Digital Painting
Digital Painting
This course is an introduction to digital painting and color composition for film and animation. With...
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Digital Painting
Dynamic Sketching 2
Dynamic Sketching 2
Foundational drawing is the most important aspect of being a designer. This class is designed to take...
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Dynamic Sketching 2
Figure Drawing : Anatomy of Style
Figure Drawing : Anatomy of Style
Patrick will discuss traditional drawing rendering techniques which he uses to simplify anatomy into...
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Figure Drawing : Anatomy of Style
Fundamentals of Character Design
Fundamentals of Character Design
The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation in theory and practice to illustrate and design...
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Fundamentals of Character Design
Analytical Figure Drawing
Analytical Figure Drawing
As students continue to develop a basic skill set throughout this course, a special emphasis will be...
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Analytical Figure Drawing
The Art Of Color And Light
The Art Of Color And Light
The Art of Color and Light is an exploration in the properties of color and light under a variety of...
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The Art Of Color And Light
Animal Drawing
Animal Drawing
Animal drawing emphasizes on developing an understanding of the anatomy of wildlife and domestic animals....
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Animal Drawing
Character Design For Animation
Character Design For Animation
This course will cover a lot of reference and breaking it down into the importance of things to consider...
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Character Design For Animation
Art Direction for Character Designers
Art Direction for Character Designers
As character designers, every project we will work on in our careers will have its own unique look. Every...
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Art Direction for Character Designers
Narrative Illustration
Narrative Illustration
Illustrators working in entertainment will spend their careers creating compelling imagery for narrative...
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Narrative Illustration
Creature Design for Film and Games
Creature Design for Film and Games
This course will teach you how to design your own creatures by using Earth’s animals as a guideline....
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Creature Design for Film and Games
Costume Design
Costume Design
Students will discover methods of how to “dress” the figure to best suit the needs of their characters’...
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Costume Design
Character Design for Film and Games
Character Design for Film and Games
This course will teach you basic as well as advanced techniques in character creation. Students will...
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Character Design for Film and Games
Character Design For Production
Character Design For Production
This class will focus on taking your character designs through a production pipeline and learning to...
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Character Design For Production
Anatomy of Clothing
Anatomy of Clothing
In this class, we will deconstruct the materials, from their tensile strength and geometric construction...
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Anatomy of Clothing
Digital Portrait Painting
Digital Portrait Painting
This course goes over different color and texture rendering techniques for creating believable human...
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Digital Portrait Painting
Storyboarding For Animation
Storyboarding For Animation
This is an introduction course where you will learn some techniques for visual storytelling. It will...
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Storyboarding For Animation
Head Drawing and Construction
Head Drawing and Construction
This course builds on the skills and information covered in the initial Analytical Figure Drawing course,...
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Head Drawing and Construction
Environment Sketching for Production
Environment Sketching for Production
Environment Sketching for Production focuses on creating visual themes for use in a production pipeline....
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Environment Sketching for Production
Drawing & Rendering Techniques for Hardware Design
Drawing & Rendering Techniques for Hardware Design
Drawing & Rendering Techniques for Hardware Design covers the benefits of ideation sketching, perspective,...
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Drawing & Rendering Techniques for Hardware Design
Environment Concept Design
Environment Concept Design
Environment Concept Design includes the basic and general outline of creating an environment as used...
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Environment Concept Design
The Art of Composition
The Art of Composition
This class will cover the fundamental principles used to create visually striking images as applied to...
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The Art of Composition
Environment Painting & Design
Environment Painting & Design
In this course, students will be going a bit further in what makes a good environment painting, from...
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Environment Painting & Design
Comics: The Art of Storytelling
Comics: The Art of Storytelling
This course is designed to be an intensive introduction to comics and narrative, from the very first...
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Comics: The Art of Storytelling
Themed Environment Design
Themed Environment Design
Build a portfolio displaying a deeper understanding of environment design by creating an immersive story...
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Themed Environment Design
Fundamentals of Architecture Design
Fundamentals of Architecture Design
This is a project-based course during which students will weekly be given assignments found typically...
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Fundamentals of Architecture Design
Matte Painting
Matte Painting
This course you will go through the complex discipline of matte painting, utilizing many different skill...
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Matte Painting
Fundamentals of Environment Design
Fundamentals of Environment Design
Whether for film, video games, or digital feature animation, this class will focus on what it takes to...
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Fundamentals of Environment Design
Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments
Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments
Many artists apply to the studio with portfolios lacking next gen skills needed in today's AAA titles....
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Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments
Creating Comics & Graphic Novels
Creating Comics & Graphic Novels
During this course students will bring their own stories to life using images that will efficiently aide...
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Creating Comics & Graphic Novels
Foundations in Modern 2D Animation
Foundations in Modern 2D Animation
Put down your pegbars and pencils, because this class is about learning animation the modern way. Students...
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Foundations in Modern 2D Animation
2D Animation Essentials
2D Animation Essentials
From the basic principles to the importance of the emotions, this course will teach you how to understand...
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2D Animation Essentials
3D courses
Intro to Production Modeling
Intro to Production Modeling
The aim of this course is to expose you to all of the things that you need in order to be successful...
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Intro to Production Modeling
Character Casting
Character Casting
This class focuses entirely on sculpting the human face. One of the most important things to understand...
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Character Casting
Anatomy for Production
Anatomy for Production
The objective of this class is to understand anatomy in terms of shape, form, and function. Each week...
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Anatomy for Production
Texturing for Films/Cinematics
Texturing for Films/Cinematics
This class will focus on creating high-resolution textures and shaders with a film/cinematic approach....
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Texturing for Films/Cinematics
Character Creation for Film/Cinematics
Character Creation for Film/Cinematics
The objective of this class is to understand character creation for film and game cinematics in terms...
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Character Creation for Film/Cinematics
Photogrammetry for Modern Games
Photogrammetry for Modern Games
In this course you will gain mastery of the associated software, and the photography techniques required...
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Photogrammetry for Modern Games
Introduction to Marvelous Designer
Introduction to Marvelous Designer
This introductory course for Marvelous Designer will go into detail about most of the tools and different...
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Introduction to Marvelous Designer
Weapons and Props for Games
Weapons and Props for Games
This course covers the fundamentals of creating weapons and props for games. In this course you will...
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Weapons and Props for Games
Interior Design for Maya
Interior Design for Maya
This course will focus on creating a sleek contemporary interior with Maya, Zbrush, other 3D packages....
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Interior Design for Maya
Hard Surface Modeling for Films
Hard Surface Modeling for Films
This course covers the creation of VFX production assets of an inorganic nature. Lectures will cover...
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Hard Surface Modeling for Films
ZBrush for Concept & Iteration
ZBrush for Concept & Iteration
This high-intensity class will focus on getting you up and running in ZBrush in as little time as possible,...
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ZBrush for Concept & Iteration
UE4 Modular Environments
UE4 Modular Environments
In this course, students will be taught how to break down reference and develop a list of reusable assets....
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UE4 Modular Environments
Level Design for Games
Level Design for Games
In this course you will learn to approach 3D game level environments from a design perspective. The lectures...
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Level Design for Games
Hair Creation for Games
Hair Creation for Games
This class will teach you how to create AAA quality hair for games. Using techniques developed during...
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Hair Creation for Games
Stylized 3D Asset Creation for Games
Stylized 3D Asset Creation for Games
In this course you will create finished key environment assets and props that will work together in a...
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Stylized 3D Asset Creation for Games
Intro to Maya
Intro to Maya
Students are introduced to the Maya interface and philosophy, as well as 3D modeling, texturing, lighting,...
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Intro to Maya
Organic World Building in UE4
Organic World Building in UE4
In this course, students will create a game level from scratch in UE4. The course will cover UE4’s object...
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Organic World Building in UE4
Intro to Environment Art
Intro to Environment Art
During this class students will get to experience the environment pipeline creation from start to finish....
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Intro to Environment Art
Introduction to Unity
Introduction to Unity
This course offers an introduction to Unity and steps students through the creation of their first 3D...
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Introduction to Unity
Vegetation & Plants for Games
Vegetation & Plants for Games
During this course, students are going to create an environment for games, with a heavy focus on vegetation...
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Vegetation & Plants for Games
Sculpting Anatomy: From Animal to Creature
Sculpting Anatomy: From Animal to Creature
In this course, students will create their own animal anatomy study in ZBrush. They will learn how to...
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Sculpting Anatomy: From Animal to Creature
Cinematic Production in Unreal
Cinematic Production in Unreal
This class serves as a solid introduction to the skills and techniques needed to create a cinematic in...
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Cinematic Production in Unreal
Next Gen Character Creation
Next Gen Character Creation
Adam's class will work similarly to a live mentorship as students approach the creation of AAA game characters...
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Next Gen Character Creation
Next Gen Creature Creation
Next Gen Creature Creation
Create fantasy-based bipedal creature in some form of armor. This process will cover all aspects of game...
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Next Gen Creature Creation
Stylized Character Creation - From Cartoon to Comic Realism
Stylized Character Creation - From Cartoon to Comic Realism
In this course, students will learn: 1) Blocking out characters efficiently with simple geometric forms,...
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Stylized Character Creation - From Cartoon to Comic Realism
Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments
Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments
Many artists apply to the studio with portfolios lacking next gen skills needed in today's AAA titles....
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Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments
Character Texturing for Games in Substance
Character Texturing for Games in Substance
This class will will cover the foundation and core values on how to approach texturing. You will learn...
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Character Texturing for Games in Substance
VFX courses
Rigging for Games
Rigging for Games
We will start with an orc character modeled and ready for us, and we take it from there by rigging it...
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Rigging for Games
Character Facial Rigging for Production
Character Facial Rigging for Production
Learn how to rig character faces and bring them to life with Wade Ryer. Wade has over 10 years of experience...
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Character Facial Rigging for Production
Abstract Effects in Houdini
Abstract Effects in Houdini
Virtually every tool in Houdini can be used for abstraction. Houdini is a means to an end, but not the...
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Abstract Effects in Houdini
VEX in Houdini
VEX in Houdini
The first week is an intro to VEX, followed by two weeks of broad strokes coverage, then we will launch...
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VEX in Houdini
Intro to FX Using Houdini
Intro to FX Using Houdini
Intro to FX using Houdini will give an exciting introduction to a variety of FX capabilities in Houdini....
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Intro to FX Using Houdini
Cloth Simulation
Cloth Simulation
In his 8-week class, Steve Sandles (Framestore, London) will cover many aspects of cloth in CG. Using...
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Cloth Simulation
Intro to Rigging
Intro to Rigging
This course is an introduction to rigging. We'll explore how digital characters are brought to life using...
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Intro to Rigging
Concept Art: From 2D to 3D
Concept Art: From 2D to 3D
In this course, you will go through the most up -to-date methods of design used in the entertainment...
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Concept Art: From 2D to 3D
Storytelling with Previs
Storytelling with Previs
In this course, students will learn the basics of previsualization shot creation. From composing shots...
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Storytelling with Previs
Intro to Digital Matte Painting
Intro to Digital Matte Painting
Learn the process and techniques used in digital matte painting. Break down matte painted images to different...
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Intro to Digital Matte Painting
FX for Games
FX for Games
In this course, students learn the fundamental workflows and approaches for creating a wide range of...
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FX for Games
Mastering Destruction in Houdini
Mastering Destruction in Houdini
In addition to teaching you in-depth technical working knowledge of Houdini fractures & rigid body simulations,...
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Mastering Destruction in Houdini
Advanced Matte Painting
Advanced Matte Painting
The focus of this class is to take the matte painting skills you have and apply them to the real-world...
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Advanced Matte Painting
Motion Graphics
Motion Graphics
Motion Graphics is the perfect course for those taking a fresh leap into the world of motion graphics,...
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Motion Graphics
Rigging Techniques: Cartoon to Realistic
Rigging Techniques: Cartoon to Realistic
Aimed at students that already have a background in rigging and want to take their skills to the next...
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Rigging Techniques: Cartoon to Realistic
Lighting and Shading with Arnold for Maya
Lighting and Shading with Arnold for Maya
Learn how to render using Arnold for Maya, gain knowledge on some history of the software and how it...
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Lighting and Shading with Arnold for Maya
Scripting & Tool Dev. for Maya
Scripting & Tool Dev. for Maya
For some disciplines such as rigging and FX, knowing how to script is essential, but that does not mean...
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Scripting & Tool Dev. for Maya
Biomedical Imaging in 3D
Biomedical Imaging in 3D
The wonders of modern science are arguably equaled only by the wonders of modern technology. Biochemist...
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Biomedical Imaging in 3D
Mechanical Rigging
Mechanical Rigging
This course is an exploration of solving various mechanical rigging challenges in Maya. Topics include...
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Mechanical Rigging
Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists
Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists
Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists is the perfect course for anyone who produces or works with 3D renders;...
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Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists
Body Mechanics
Body Mechanics
Understanding body mechanics is one of the most important aspects of animation. In this 8 week course...
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Body Mechanics
The Art of Lighting for Games
The Art of Lighting for Games
This course will demonstrate a practical approach to in-game/real-time lighting within the context of...
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The Art of Lighting for Games
Fluids FX Using Houdini
Fluids FX Using Houdini
Starting with the basics of voxels you will learn about smoke solvers, micro solvers and the Pyro Solver....
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Fluids FX Using Houdini
Organic Design in Houdini
Organic Design in Houdini
In Organic Design in Houdini, you’ll learn to use the power of Houdini to implement complex effects in...
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Organic Design in Houdini
Matte Painting
Matte Painting
This course you will go through the complex discipline of matte painting, utilizing many different skill...
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Matte Painting
Houdini Fundamentals
Houdini Fundamentals
This class will take you from zero to hero with Houdini’s procedural workflow, and give you the tools...
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Houdini Fundamentals
Houdini Fundamentals Teacher Training
Houdini Fundamentals Teacher Training
This class will take you from zero to hero with Houdini’s procedural workflow, and give you the tools...
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Houdini Fundamentals Teacher Training
Crowd Simulation
Crowd Simulation
Crowd Simulation is a versatile skill for any character animator. Involving cycles, midground animation,...
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Crowd Simulation
Matte Painting for Production
Matte Painting for Production
In this course, students will learn the workflow and techniques of Digital Matte Painting for Production...
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Matte Painting for Production
Games courses
Intro to Production Modeling
Intro to Production Modeling
The aim of this course is to expose you to all of the things that you need in order to be successful...
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Intro to Production Modeling
Character Casting
Character Casting
This class focuses entirely on sculpting the human face. One of the most important things to understand...
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Character Casting
Anatomy for Production
Anatomy for Production
The objective of this class is to understand anatomy in terms of shape, form, and function. Each week...
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Anatomy for Production
Introduction to Marvelous Designer
Introduction to Marvelous Designer
This introductory course for Marvelous Designer will go into detail about most of the tools and different...
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Introduction to Marvelous Designer
Weapons and Props for Games
Weapons and Props for Games
This course covers the fundamentals of creating weapons and props for games. In this course you will...
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Weapons and Props for Games
ZBrush for Concept & Iteration
ZBrush for Concept & Iteration
This high-intensity class will focus on getting you up and running in ZBrush in as little time as possible,...
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ZBrush for Concept & Iteration
UE4 Modular Environments
UE4 Modular Environments
In this course, students will be taught how to break down reference and develop a list of reusable assets....
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UE4 Modular Environments
Level Design for Games
Level Design for Games
In this course you will learn to approach 3D game level environments from a design perspective. The lectures...
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Level Design for Games
Hair Creation for Games
Hair Creation for Games
This class will teach you how to create AAA quality hair for games. Using techniques developed during...
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Hair Creation for Games
The Art of Lighting for Games
The Art of Lighting for Games
This course will demonstrate a practical approach to in-game/real-time lighting within the context of...
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The Art of Lighting for Games
Stylized 3D Asset Creation for Games
Stylized 3D Asset Creation for Games
In this course you will create finished key environment assets and props that will work together in a...
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Stylized 3D Asset Creation for Games
Intro to Maya
Intro to Maya
Students are introduced to the Maya interface and philosophy, as well as 3D modeling, texturing, lighting,...
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Intro to Maya
Organic World Building in UE4
Organic World Building in UE4
In this course, students will create a game level from scratch in UE4. The course will cover UE4’s object...
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Organic World Building in UE4
Introduction to Substance for Environment Art
Introduction to Substance for Environment Art
Inside Substance Painter and Designer, you will be taught how to create believable realistic materials...
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Introduction to Substance for Environment Art
Texturing and Shading for Games
Texturing and Shading for Games
The objective of this course is to teach students how to create materials and textures for video games...
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Texturing and Shading for Games
Intro to Environment Art
Intro to Environment Art
During this class students will get to experience the environment pipeline creation from start to finish....
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Intro to Environment Art
Introduction to Unity
Introduction to Unity
This course offers an introduction to Unity and steps students through the creation of their first 3D...
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Introduction to Unity
Vegetation & Plants for Games
Vegetation & Plants for Games
During this course, students are going to create an environment for games, with a heavy focus on vegetation...
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Vegetation & Plants for Games
Sculpting Anatomy: From Animal to Creature
Sculpting Anatomy: From Animal to Creature
In this course, students will create their own animal anatomy study in ZBrush. They will learn how to...
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Sculpting Anatomy: From Animal to Creature
Next Gen Character Creation
Next Gen Character Creation
Adam's class will work similarly to a live mentorship as students approach the creation of AAA game characters...
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Next Gen Character Creation
Next Gen Creature Creation
Next Gen Creature Creation
Create fantasy-based bipedal creature in some form of armor. This process will cover all aspects of game...
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Next Gen Creature Creation
Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments
Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments
Many artists apply to the studio with portfolios lacking next gen skills needed in today's AAA titles....
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Variable Concept Art Techniques for Game Environments
Character Texturing for Games in Substance
Character Texturing for Games in Substance
This class will will cover the foundation and core values on how to approach texturing. You will learn...
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Character Texturing for Games in Substance
Storytelling courses
Narrative Illustration
Narrative Illustration
Illustrators working in entertainment will spend their careers creating compelling imagery for narrative...
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Narrative Illustration
Storyboarding For Animation
Storyboarding For Animation
This is an introduction course where you will learn some techniques for visual storytelling. It will...
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Storyboarding For Animation
Comics: The Art of Storytelling
Comics: The Art of Storytelling
This course is designed to be an intensive introduction to comics and narrative, from the very first...
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Comics: The Art of Storytelling
Creating Comics & Graphic Novels
Creating Comics & Graphic Novels
During this course students will bring their own stories to life using images that will efficiently aide...
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Creating Comics & Graphic Novels
Story Development for Artists: from Idea to Reality
Story Development for Artists: from Idea to Reality
Everyone has IDEAS; now learn how to take that idea/sketch/napkin drawing and build it into a STORY with...
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Story Development for Artists: from Idea to Reality
Keyframe Illustration for Film
Keyframe Illustration for Film
The goal of this course is to create good-looking and interesting cinematic illustrations. We will be...
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Keyframe Illustration for Film
Foundations in Modern 2D Animation
Foundations in Modern 2D Animation
Put down your pegbars and pencils, because this class is about learning animation the modern way. Students...
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Foundations in Modern 2D Animation
Storytelling and Storyboarding Mentorship
Storytelling and Storyboarding Mentorship
This class is for those students who prefer live, long format, interactive group lectures and critiques,...
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Storytelling and Storyboarding Mentorship
2D Animation Essentials
2D Animation Essentials
From the basic principles to the importance of the emotions, this course will teach you how to understand...
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2D Animation Essentials