Unreal Multiplayer Mastery – Online Game Development

Unreal Multiplayer Mastery – Online Game Development
English | Size: 118.3MB
Category: Tutorial

Learn to create Epic multiplayer experiences using the world class Unreal Engine. This course (featured on Epic’s UE4 blog) hits the ground running and instantly gets you playing your own multiplayer games with other students.

As the engine underpinning many AAA games, Unreal is full of tools for creating multiplayer games extremely quickly. However, knowing where to start with Unreal Engine can be intimidating. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – UV Mapping Game Characters in Maya

Pluralsight – UV Mapping Game Characters in Maya
English | Size: 1.5GB
Category: Tutorial

Nobody wants to see a flat gray character running around in a game unless it’s by design. More than likely the character you’re creating will need some sort of texture applied to it which will add to the it’s visual appeal. Creating UV layouts is an absolute prerequisite for a game character before any textures can be painted and applied. In this course, UV Mapping Game Characters in Maya, you’ll dive into the process of creating UVs for a multi-material character who is bound for Unity. First, you’ll go learn how to understand and plan for your UVs. Next, you’ll discover how to create UVs for the hair, body, and for the clothing. Finally, you’ll explore overlapping UVs and texel density. By the end of this course, you’ll have a better understanding on UV mapping game characters in Maya. Required software: Maya 2018. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Texturing Game Characters in Substance Painter

Pluralsight – Texturing Game Characters in Substance Painter
English | Size: 3.7GB
Category: Tutorial

Texturing is a mandatory step in the creation of most types of game assets. The artist responsible for texturing an asset gives it a coat of paint that defines each of its surfaces telling the audience what it looks like and what its made out of. In this course, Texturing Game Characters in Substance Painter, you will dive into the process of painting textures for a multi-material game character that is bound for Unity using Substance Painter. First, you will walk through the texturing process step-by-step until every piece has been painted. Then, you will learn about powerful features in Substance Painter like map baking, Smart Materials, and generators. By the end of this course, you will unlock your creative potential for texturing models for games. Required Software: Substance Painter 2017.4.2, Maya 2018. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Game Character Animation in Unity and Maya

Pluralsight – Game Character Animation in Unity and Maya
English | Size: 783.7MB
Category: Tutorial

Creating character animation for games is easier than ever, thanks to Maya’s tight integration with Unity. In this course, Game Character Animation in Unity and Maya, you will learn how to create a hero character in Maya and export it to Unity. First, you will go over rigging in Maya. Next, you will get to see how to put together animation clips like melee, transitions, and locomotion. Finally, you will learn how to round trip between Unity and Maya and use both programs together to edit your performance to maximum effect in-game. When you’re finished with this course, you will be ready to get your character animated in Maya and exported into Unity and better prepared to use these methods in your own animation. Software required: Maya 2017, Unity 2017. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Creating Game Environments in Unity and Maya

Pluralsight – Creating Game Environments in Unity and Maya
English | Size: 1.6GB
Category: Tutorial

Game environment art requires skill from many disciplines and a careful balance of small-scale detail with big picture impact. This course, Creating Game Environments in Unity and Maya, will show you how to think and act like an environment artist, breaking out of the mentality to simply focus on single items and throwing them into a scene. First, you will examine the basics of environment modeling concepts and fundamentals. Next, you’ll focus in on how to iteratively incorporate many elements into a larger scene and beyond. Last, you’ll create a rendered scene that respects asset reuse, tiling textures, and Unity plugins. By the end this course, you’ll not only have an understanding of how to create a dynamic fantasy scene for games inside Unity but also the knowledge to iteratively incorporate many elements into a larger scene and beyond. Software Required: Unity and Maya. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Creating Game Environment Textures with Substance Suite

Pluralsight – Creating Game Environment Textures with Substance Suite
English | Size: 1.5GB
Category: Tutorial

The game environment texturing pipeline is drastically changing since the introduction of the Substance Designer and Painter Suite, and it can be daunting to adapt to. This course, Creating Game Environment Textures with Substance Suite, will help you transition into these modern texturing workflows. First, you’ll build out stylized shapes both traditionally and procedurally. Then, you’ll create all the necessary maps for use in Unity. Last, you’ll reuse these textures iteratively on multiple assets inside both Substance Designer and Painter. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya

Pluralsight – Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya
English | Size: 3.4GB
Category: Tưtorial

Once you’ve designed your highly detailed, sculpted game character, there’s still one more step that needs to be done – retopology. In this course, Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya, you’ll take a sculpted mesh and use Maya to create a lower-resolution game-appropriate mesh that will look like your design. You’ll start by learning the basics of getting a reference model created. Then, you’ll use several polygon modeling tools to edit your base geometry to better reflect the shapes and silhouettes of your reference model. Finally, you’ll use the Quad Draw tool in Maya to create a new topology for your character completely from scratch. By the end of this course, you’ll have a much better idea about some of the options you have in Maya for creating a new, game-ready mesh from a detailed sculpt. Software required: Maya. [Read more…]

Pluralsight Game Character Sculpting in ZBrush

Pluralsight Game Character Sculpting in ZBrush
English | Size: 5.03 GB
Category: Tutorial

Once a character design has been settled on, the first step in getting that character into your Unity game is often sculpting the model. Probably the best tool around for creating these highly detailed sculpts is ZBrush. In this course, Game Character Sculpting in ZBrush, you’ll learn to use ZBrush to create the hero character from the Unity game, Swords and Shovels. Working from the ground up, you’ll start by creating the initial armature using a very flexible tool called ZSpheres. From there, you’ll learn to use several of ZBrush’s powerful sculpting brushes to edit the geometry at its base and to begin sculpting in all the character’s musculature and detail. Next, you’ll also learn to stylize your model and to create things like clothing and accessories by extracting geometry from existing shapes. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Game Character Concept Design Fundamentals

Pluralsight – Game Character Concept Design Fundamentals
English | Size: 364.6MB
Category: Tutorial

Game Character Concept Design Fundamentals is a beginner’s guide for creating characters for a video game development pipeline. In this course, Game Character Concept Design Fundamentals, you’ll learn the entire process of basic character concept design. First, you will explore everything from preliminary research to idealization. Next, you will discover silhouettes and rough sketches. Finally, you will learn how to do final rendering and creating an orthographic sheet ready for 3D modeling. By the end of this course, you’ll have a better understanding game character concept designs. Software required: Photoshop CC. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Game Creature Sculpting Fundamentals

Pluralsight – Game Creature Sculpting Fundamentals
English | Size: 1.8GB
Category: Tutorial

Creatures can be one of the most enjoyable elements to make in game development, both fantastic and often exploratory to make. However, creatures can also be the junction between believably and fantasy that can be difficult to maintain. In this course, Game Creature Sculpting Fundamentals, you’ll learn how to balance those two paradigms and learn how to apply human anatomy onto a fantastical creature. First, you’ll dive into techniques for sculpting muscle. Next, you’ll explore how to manage different tool sets in ZBrush, while making a complex and nuanced creature without getting bogged down in micro detail. Finally, you’ll discover some prop creation methods. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to create and design creatures that feel like they could truly exist and are fantastic to see. Software required: ZBrush. [Read more…]