Game Design

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  • view course page for Maya 2016 Extension 2 New Features

    Find out how to use the new features in Maya 2016 Extension 2, including the Content Browser, MASH networks, Quick Rig, the Pose Editor, Light Editor, and Render Setup dialog.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bob Nicoll: Training The Creative Professional

    Bob Nicoll, artist, professional educator, and leader of training programs at Electronic Arts and Blizzard, talks about talent, job seeking, and ongoing education in the film and gaming industries.

    24m 48s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Rémi Arnaud: Chief Software Architect

    In this SIGGRAPH interview, Rémi Arnaud, chief software architect at Starbreeze, talks about the history and future of virtual reality and provides career advice for job seekers who want to break into gaming and real-time graphics.

    28m 47s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Unreal Essential Training

    Learn the essentials of creating great games, cinematics, and animations with Unreal Engine 4.

    7h 32m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Game Asset Creation: Stylized Wooden Crate

    Learn how to use 3ds Max to model and texture a small wooden crate: an asset that can be used to populate a 3D environment, hide tokens and treasure, or be triggered to explode in a real-time game engine such as Unreal Engine 4.

    2h 17m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Sebastien Deguy: Allegorithmic Changing the Art of Games

  • view course page for Unity 5: 3D Essential Training

    Learn to build a 3D game in Unity 5, complete with a lush environment, fully animated characters, and some basic interactive gameplay.

    6h 47m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Maya 2016 New Features

    Maya 2016 New Features

    with Aaron F. Ross

    Find out what's new and improved in Maya 2016, including new transform, sculpting, and brush tools and the redesigned HyperShade editor.

    2h 28m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Rigging a Humanoid Character with Blender

    Learn to rig a human skeleton with Blender: creating bones, setting up inverse kinematics and controller shapes, and attaching the mesh to the rig.

    1h 22m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Unity 4.3 Essential Training

    Learn to create a simple game in Unity, and get introduced to the basics of scripting and game functionality.

    6h 49m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Modeling Characters in CINEMA 4D

    Modeling Characters in CINEMA 4D

    with Christopher Broeska

    Learn how to model realistic 3D characters with the powerful and flexible modeling toolset in CINEMA 4D.

    3h 43m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Materials and Lighting in Unity

    Learn how to craft materials like wood, metal, and glass and light your scene inside the Unity 3D game engine.

    2h 21m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Animating for Unity 3D in 3ds Max

    Learn how to establish a clear production pipeline to transition your characters from 3ds Max to the Unity 3D game engine.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Vehicle Rigging in Maya

    Vehicle Rigging in Maya

    with Adam Crespi

    Learn to rig a car model in Autodesk Maya for use in animation, games, design visualization, and visual effects.

    3h 38m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Level Design Basics in Unity

    Learn basic level design techniques using the Unity3D game engine, and create environments that are fun to navigate, modular and easy to reuse, and highly interactive.

    3h 9m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with Flash Professional CC

    Learn the concepts, tools, and techniques you'll need to create your own animations, web experiences, and mobile applications with Flash CC.

    3h 56m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Animating Characters with Mecanim in Unity 3D

  • view course page for Learn to Texture for Games

    Learn to create textures and add color, reflectivity, and other surface detail to your games with Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and Adobe Photoshop.

    4h 22m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Working with HumanIK Rigs in Maya

    Find out how to set up the HumanIK rigging system in Autodesk Maya and start creating realistic skeletons for your 3D characters.

    57m 58s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Getting Started with CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max

    Discover an alternative to the traditional character rigging workflow with the Character Animation Toolkit (CAT) toolset for 3ds Max, which offers quick preset character rigs as well as custom tools for creating a rig from scratch.

    2h 33m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Game Prop Creation in Maya

    Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props and assets, from tools to furniture, in Autodesk Maya.

    9h 33m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating Game Environments in Maya and Photoshop

  • view course page for Mudbox 2013 Essential Training

    Teaches digital artists how to create realistic assets such as 3D characters, immersive game environments, and product designs in Mudbox.

    4h 14m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Unity 3D 3.5 Essential Training

    Explores the major features in Unity and applies them to develop a sample game with a lush environment, fully animated characters, and some interactive gameplay.

    10h 51m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Game Prop Creation in 3ds Max

    Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props in 3ds Max, from cloning to painting textures.

    6h 5m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Game Character Creation in Maya

  • view course page for Creating Urban Game Environments in 3ds Max

  • view course page for Introduction to Flash Animation

    Guides you through the fundamentals of Flash animation, beginning with a tour of the tools and interface.

    3h 23m
    Beginner
     

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