This course covers the fundamentals of creating weapons and props for games. In this course you will go through the entire creation process: from reference and initial concept to final model. You will learn to deliver creative and appealing models that are optimized for real-time game engines. The course will go over geometry, design, texturing, and rendering–all to create fully-realized weapons and props for your portfolio. (Lectures by Ethan Hiley)
Aaron is a Hard Surface Artist, currently, working at DICE LA in Los Angeles, CA. Getting his break in the video games industry at Ryzin Art where he spent 4 years growing as an artist, he has had the privilege of working on multiple Call of Duty titles as well as Rage and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. He attributes his knowledge and growth to working alongside other talented professionals in the industry. One of his other passions is sharing his knowledge and helping others break into the video games industry.
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Dylan was a great instructor! He was harsh with the feedback and did not hold back, which I respect. There is no point in taking a course like this to just have somebody tell you, “Good job, you’re the best!” Dylan was realistic with his expectations and continually makes you push yourself.
My instructor was nothing short of awesome. He answered everything in great detail and helped me and my other classmates with anything we needed in a timely, detailed, and polite manner.
He was adamant on the basics: how crucial it is to know the software and understand how things work and should work in a production setting, before they are translated into the game. From concept, to modeling, to UVs and textures, all of it. If you don’t understand the basics, all the scripts or additional programs in the world won’t help you. I’ll keep this advice as a creed in my future endeavors.
Ethan’s style of teaching is phenomenal. I had a few doubts as to how I should proceed with my future projects, and Ethan’s workflow gives me clarity and confidence on how to approach them.
All I can say is that Ethan was an awesome instructor, I feel like I learned a lot, and I very much enjoyed the lessons.
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