• Length:
    6 Weeks
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    3–4 hours per week
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    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
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  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

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Prerequisites

Some previous experience with 3D would be helpful. This is the 1st part of a 3-part certificate.

About this course

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In this course, you’ll be introduced to the Unreal Engine 4, a popular platform for game development and creation of cutting-edge 3D environments in real-time, video games, VR/AR, training, architectural visualization, and many other growing fields.

Through a step-by-step process with videos as quick-start guides, you will become familiar with the core interface and learn how to import objects and set them up in the unreal engine. Next, you’ll dive into the key skill areas of lighting, materials, and physics simulations. The course will conclude with a discussion of post processing. You’ll apply these skills for everything from color grading (next-gen film making), vfx (visual effects) or interface design (creating lines around 3D objects).

The content in this course will prepare you for the exciting work of interactive 3D development, covered in the next course.

What you'll learn

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  • How to build an interactive environment
  • How to import 3-D objects and from external programs
  • How to set up location-based lighting for architectural visualization
  • How to use the material editor to set up customizable materials
  • How to apply post process volumes

Meet your instructors

Shaun Foster
Director, Associate Professor 3D Digital Design
Rochester Institute of Technology

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