The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Learning Unreal Engine for Game Design & Animation

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The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Learning Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience level required: Beginner
  • Access 39 lectures & 3 hours of content 24/7
  • Length of time users can access this course: Lifetime

Course Curriculum

39 Lessons (3h)

  • Your First Program
  • Let's BEGIN! Off we go to a Quick Start!
  • How To Organize & Navigate Your Scene/Level/MAP
  • Let's Build Some Stuff!
  • Unreal Engine's Realistic Lighting System: You're Gonna Love This!
  • Atmospheric Effects
  • How To Create Amazing Cinematics In Unreal Engine 4!
  • Video Editing & Color Grading

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Learning Unreal Engine 4

Michael RicksMichael Ricks | Animator | VFX Artist | Independent Filmmaker
4.6/5 Instructor Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Michael Ricks has been making films and doing visual effects on indie films for over 15 years. When he discovered Unreal Engine 4, he was blown away by its realistic real-time rendering engine. He immediately saw that Unreal Engine (UE4) was a game-changer and that it had now become possible for a small studio consisting of a few artists to pull off a Hollywood-quality feature-length animated film.

Day-long rendering of each frame of animation has been a thing of the past with UE4. Join Michael as he takes you to a journey using this awesome toolset, that is not only fun but extremely satisfying on a creative level.

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Unreal Engine 4 has become a leading resource in the creation of games, animations, television shows, and illustrations! With 39 lectures, this course will take the absolute beginner from knowing NOTHING about Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) to a workable understanding of scene setup, importing assets, sequencer, basic material setup, rendering, and so much more. If you have absolutely no knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 but would like to get up and running quickly and without delay, this is the course for you.

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  • Access 39 lectures & 3 hours of content 24/7
  • Import assets to the Unreal Engine
  • Light a scene in just a few simple steps
  • Create a simple animation, ready to render in HD video
  • Create an animation sequence & add your assets to the sequence

"This is a great beginner's course if you are looking to familiarize yourself with Unreal Engine." – Tim Fraser

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
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3 Reviews
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All reviews are from verified purchasers collected after purchase.

Owen Holt

Verified Buyer

Haven't started it yet but seems like it will have everything I need to improve my understanding of unreal in some areas and begin to understand unreal in other areas.

Aug 16, 2022

Andrew Darby

Verified Buyer

I'm halfway through the second course and so far it has been great - from never having even opened Unreal I am now creating scenes and rendering out cinematics. My only critisism would be that it needs an update as some of the lesson steps don't match with the latest version of Unreal 4, and it can be frustrating having to work out where the comparative settings/controls are (this also goes for importing some of the FBX files from DAZ Studio). Having said that, it is still a very enjoyable!

Aug 12, 2020

Bryan Hook

Verified Buyer

I’m still working through the additional content but finding the tutorials easy and fun to follow. I really think that these videos will become great reference for me moving forward with unreal, being able to check back when needed. This helped me see the potential of a program that at first glance was daunting. Big thumbs up.

Jul 28, 2020
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