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Develop realistic rigs ready for gaming
We will first focus on an orc character modeled and ready for us to start with, and we take it from there by rigging it in Maya and use it in an Unreal Engine’s game template. The mesh budget for LOD0 is 55K triangles. During this 8 weeks course, we will touch upon topics such as: Rigging, Scripting, Skinning, Physics, Cloth Simulation and Unreal Engine. You will learn how to rig your character in Maya, quick skinning techniques and tricks, adding real time physics and simulation to the dynamic parts of your character, and eventually replacing it with an unreal engine’s game template so you can play the game and test it out for yourself. Basic understanding of rigging would help you follow along this workshop smoother.
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Lectures by Ehsan Kiani
Ehsan Kiani is a Senior Technical Artist currently working at Blizzard Entertainment. His role there is rigging assets and tool development across our pipeline for Heroes of the Storm project. His roles have also ranged from modeler to rendering and lighting artist, to generalist and to a creature technical director.
May 14th - July 23rd
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Gordon Brown / Fall 2017
-The instructor is clearly an incredibly talented professional. Transferring his knowledge to other learners/students/professionals in different disciplines requires improvement.
Jascha Wohlkinger / Fall 2017
Ehsan was an amazing instructor. The initial lectures were already spot on to start with. He was always helpful, always wanted us(students) to learn as much as possible and to get the most out of him and his course. I really enjoyed learning from Ehsan. I could probably go on and on about how great Ehsan is... Overall, I am happy that he was my lecturer, I couldn't ask for anyone better.
Chris Grinder / Fall 2017
Ehsan is very good at what he does, he is clearly a professional in his field and I admire learning from him and getting feedback! - - Ehsan is a fantastic tutor and rigger!
Andrew Thompson / Summer 2017
Ehsan Kiani was superb. For lectures, he is very knowledgeable and shows quite extensively the process from start to finish. - - All in all, I really liked Ehsan Kiani and I hope to work with and learn from him again.
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