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Creating plant design and vegetation
During this course, students are going to create an environment for games, with a heavy focus on vegetation and plants. Over the course of 6 weeks we will be going over the creation of plants, trees, rocks and a few blend textures, importing them into the Unreal Development Kit and composing a final, lit scene. We will be using various tools, including: Maya, Zbrush, Substance and the Unreal Development Kit to accomplish our goals. I will provide my own examples and help the students to narrow their style and focus on specific details that will help to create a stronger final piece. We will discuss colors, composition and shape language in order to form a cohesive look. This will serve as a valuable learning exercise which can then translate directly to modern studios. At the end of the class, students will have a final piece which can be used for their portfolio and a knowledge that will serve as a great foundation for their careers in games.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
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Lectures by Jeremy Huxley
Jeremy Huxley has been working at Naughty dog for over 6 years on the Uncharted franchise, and 13 years in the industry total. He has worked full time and contract in multiple cities and countries around the world. Some of Jeremy's experiences include projects for Naughty Dog Inc., Runic Studios, Flagship Studios, Planet Moon Studios. Previous work includes: Uncharted 4, The Lost Legacy, Uncharted 4, Uncharted 3, Torchlight 1, Pre Production for Torchlight 2.
Environment design Student gallery
May 14th - July 23rd
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Christen Smith / Fall 2017
I really don't have anything negative to say about Jeremy, honestly. I really enjoyed this class and gained a lot of new skillsets from it, and was amazed that this was his first time teaching. He has a natural talent in not only his craft, but in delivering it in a digestible manner in class. I highly recommend this class!
Alexander Cowan / Fall 2017
Jeremy was awesome!
Sara Parysz / Summer 2017
Jeremy was one of the best instructors I've had for game design, and this includes counting the instructors I had - - He was always helpful, always kind, and was a wealth of information for both newcomers and experienced artists.
Sahir Irfan / Summer 2017
Jeremy is an awesome instructor! I'm so happy I took this class and I'm happy with what I've learned. -
Joshua Williams / Summer 2017
He's a very encouraging and caring dude. I felt like he really enjoyed teaching the class which goes a long way.
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