Getting Started with Unreal Engine

Learn about Unreal Engine, made by Epic Games --world leaders in VR/AR and the makers of international hit Fortnite

Getting Started with Unreal Engine

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After a course session ends, it will be archived.
Estimated 7 weeks
3–4 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed

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.

At a glance

  • Institution: RITx
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

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

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

About the instructors

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.