Emiel Sleegers always had love for video games and when he was young, he started using Unity3D for programming but he found himself gravitating more towards the art of making games. Now he is currently working as an environment artist in Ubisoft. He contributed to creating AAA games such as Forza Horizon 3 and The Division 2. His all time favorite game is The Last of Us and that video game is what inspired him to want to work in the game industry. His advice for beginner artists is to focus on one aspect of gaming that they are passionate about, stick to it and get better at it. His hobbies include anything related to games or films, whether it be working on personal projects, freelance work or going out for movies.
In this course, we will go over the entire process of how to create a Japanese Alley game environment. We will first start out with a blockout of the scene to achieve a proper sense of scale, and once that is done, we will go back to the blockout to 3d modeling the buildings. We will do a high poly to low poly workflow where we will create a high res and low res model and bake normal maps for them. We will go through the process of how to make the environment look realistic, how to use weighted vertex normals, and how to do smart, quick and clean unwrapping of uvs. Then we will jump into Substance Designer to create tilable textures such as metal, concrete, and tarmac. We will touch up on Substance Painter and little bit of Photoshop to texture our props. Once everything is modeled and textured, we will import everything in Unreal to setup our materials and lighting for a nice final render.
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