In this course, students will create a game environment from scratch in Unreal Engine 5. Lectures will cover the entire process from start to finish: reference gathering and blockout, sculpting organic assets, creating textures and shaders, incorporating set dressing, lighting and adding atmosphere, and post-processing and rendering the scene. Along with Unreal, students will use Substance, ZBrush, and SpeedTree to create their environments, as well as learn how to incorporate scans in a 3D environment workflow. By the end of the course, students will better understand level and environment workflows, and have all of the tools needed for a polished and presentation-ready game environment.
Lecture videos will use Unreal Engine 5, but students may use UE4 or UE5.
Anthony Vaccaro is currently an environment artist working at Naughty Dog in Southern California. He started his career at Bungie working on Halo Reach after graduating and obtaining his bachelor degree in Video Game Art & Design. After leaving Bungie he joined the team at Naughty Dog where he has been for the last 7 years working on critically acclaimed titles such as: Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, The Last of Us, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and most recently, Uncharted: Lost Legacy. While at Naughty Dog Anthony has specialized in creating the largest and most open organic levels from the ground up done by the studio.
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