Changes to the global status quo always bring with them a lengthy list of both winners and losers. While many entertainment sectors from film to television to radio have taken some tremendous hits during our ongoing pandemic, the video game industry is thriving.
Microsoft Game Pass saw a 130 percent increase in engagement among its players during March and April. Sales of the Nintendo Switch are up 24 percent over 2019 figures. And game platform Steam hit an all-time high user count of over 20 million players during quarantine.
As it’s grown over the past 40 years, the hunger for games and new gaming content never shows any signs of slowing down. If even KFC can join the console wars, you can start creating your own cutting edge games and characters with the training in The Hardcore Game Development and Animation Bundle ($29.99, over 90 percent off).
This six-course package with over 24 hours of instruction is like your own video game creation school, offering the background and experience with the right tools to build all the fantastic characters and environments that make modern games such a visual feast.
Stylized Game Art: Character Sculpting for Video Games kicks things off, helping even first timers get their feet wet with the tools for designing and creating video game characters. With primers on Zbrush, PBR, Maya, Substance, Unity, and Unreal, students get a real look at what it takes to turn an idea into a true digital personality on your video screen.
The training advances with Character Modeling and Sculpting in Zbrush, a 3D app that makes modeling and sculpt game characters, objects and other game elements a whole lot easier. That same path can also lead students to the Forger iOS app, so the iOS iPad Game Development 3D Character Sculpting and Modeling offers that alternative method for birthing your game’s heroes and villains.
Now that the look of a character is decided, Maya and Unreal 3D Character Animation Jump Flip Fundamentals and Maya and Unreal 3D Character Kpop Dance Animation Fundamentals offer help rigging and animating your character to move seamlessly through your game world.
And speaking of your game world, the Game Design Concept Art Intro: Digital Environment Drawing course fleshes out how artists bring literally everything from an idea or a sketch through the design process to actually become a part of a game’s digital environment.
A $1,200 value, this video game creation masterclass is on sale now for just $29.99 while this offer lasts.
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