My Tuto Best of – Volume Vertex Collapse

In this demonstration, Jeremy Baldwin demonstrates how to create a dynamic sphere volume using shaders within Unreal Engine 4.

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My Tuto Best of – Maxscript Basics

In this demonstration, Jeremy Baldwin shows you how to create a simple maxscript that gives the users control over several parameters when creating basic primitives procedurally.

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Eat 3D has been feeding your brain for 6 years with some of the highest quality training that exists. Our goal is to provide you with the best education and get straight to the point with practical real world exercises that professionals actively use in production.

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My Tuto Best of – UDK Shader Production

In this demonstration Andrew Maximov guides you through building various shaders from the ground up in Unreal Development Kit (UDK). He starts by going through the basics by explaining what some of the most widely used nodes in the material editor do and what they can and should be used for and then moves on to creating a custom phong lighting shader building on what was shown in the previous video for maximum effect.

From there he creates a complex shader that goes over such things as directional blending of textures and procedural placement of snow and ice. He then shows how to create a clock shader with customisable rotating hands and moves on to create a versatile desert shader for use in environment pieces that includes sand movement for that extra polish. He then goes over how to create a cheap and effective dripping water shader and a distance based blending shader that automatically sets the texture tiling based on the position of the camera within the scene and then moves on to gradient mapping which is used to cheaply and realistically texture various objects without the need for textures. Finally he shows how to produce clean opacity masks for foliage without the need for a dedicated alpha masks.

This DVD is perfect for those who want to learn how to efficiently create visually appealing and efficient materials in UDK.

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My Tuto Best of – UnrealScript Masterclass

In this DVD James Tan begins his series on re-creating Assault in UDK. James uses his 13 years of experience with Unreal Technology and Global UDK Educator with Epic, to demystify custom UDK game creation using UnrealScript. He starts off with setting up the Development Environment and then goes into the Base UDK Structure. James then goes over Pawns, Weapons, Weapon Attachments, Cameras, Player Replication Info, HUD, Inventory, Key Relationships, Archetypes, Unreal FrontEnd, and playing over a LAN.

This DVD is an amazing resource for those looking to customize their games using UnrealScript.

About the Instructor:
James Tan has worked with Unreal Technology for 13 years and specializes in programming. He has also traveled across the world with Epic Games demonstrating UDK. James currently works in his own studio called “Digital Confectioners” and has worked on such titles as “The Ball”, “The Haunted”, and “Cube”.

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My Tuto Best of – Advanced Mesh Paint with UDK

In this video we’ll take an advanced look at UDK’s mesh painting features (often called vertex painting). We’ll go in depth on how to create several advanced blending materials such as snow icing over stones, puddles that react to light, and cracked and weathered concrete. We will also discuss how to create mix maps in Photoshop which will allow us to blend our materials in unique and interesting ways

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My Tuto Best of – UDK Lighting and Post Processing

 

In this DVD, Dave Prout and Jim Magill go through Lighting and Post Processing in UDK. Together they use over 27 years of combined professional experience to deliver not only great instruction but also many practical applications when putting the final touches on your levels.

Like many of our other DVDs, this video is target for both professionals and those who are just starting to use Unreal Development Kit.

About the Instructors:
Dave Prout co-founded Spark Unlimited which became an award-winning game developer with 120 employees over 5 years. Since then he has been working with UDK to create games and continues making games to this day. Make sure to check out Dave’s regularly updated website http://www.daveprout.com.

Jim Magill has been working in games not too long after he graduated art college in 1996. Since then he contributed to many popular games such as Theif 3 and Deus Ex 2. Jim has been using Unreal Editor 3 for the last 5 years and is currently working on DCUO at Sony Online.

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In this demonstration the instructor starts off by explaining the nodes that will be used throughout the rest of the DVD. From there he goes into depth on how to create a material that can transition from one set of textures and parameters, into another. He also gets into how to make a character completely dissolve away.

Once the materials are setup, the instructor goes into how to control them in Cascade, Kismet, and Matinee. While inside Matinee, you learn how to time the dissolve to match the animation, and also how to swap entire materials and allow the character to dissolve after he has transformed from stone to real life.

About the Instructor:
Bryan Erck has worked in the video game industry for over 10 years and has shipped 15 titles. Some of those titles are, “Star Wars Ep1: Racer”, “Gladius”, “Matrix: Path of Neo” and “Blacksite: Area 51”. Bryan started in the video game industry in QA at LucasArts when he was 19 years old. From there, Bryan became a Technical Artist and then has been doing in game special effects for the last six years.

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My Tuto Best of – Unreal Development Kit 2 -Cinematics & Environment effects

 

Back by popular demand, Sjoerd Hourences De Jong builds upon the information taught in his first DVD (An Introduction and Application) by creating an entire in-game cinematic. Sjoerd starts with a custom existing level and adds rain, wind, thunder, lightning, splashes, puddles, and even plants that react to wind in order to bring the environment to life. From there he goes through adding a character to the scene, adding multiple cameras, triggering a lighting strike, creating an electrifying effect, creating a fire, blowing off a small door and finally setting everything up in kismet/matinee for the final cinematic.

You will also learn from an Unreal Master exactly how to develop your own workflow and start making amazing cinematics inside UDK right now.

About the Instructor:
Sjoerd Hourences De Jong has been working with the Unreal Editor for over 10 years and has worked as titles such as Huxley, Warpath and UT 2004. Sjoerd recently Designed and directed the UT3 mod “The Ball” that has already won a range of awards in some of the world’s largest competitions such as the ModDB MOTY and the MakeSomethingUnreal contest. Make sure to check out Sjoerd’s website hourences.com for free unreal tutorials, books, and personal tutoring.

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My Tuto Best of – Unreal Development Kit – Introduction and Application

 

In this demonstration Sjoerd Hourences  De Jong guides you through the Unreal Development Kit (UDK). Instead of giving a simple technical overview, Sjoerd uses over 10 years of personal and professional experience with Unreal Editor to create an entire exterior and interior environment from scratch. Along the way he explains many of the fundamentals about UDK and helps de-mystify many of its powerful features.

You will also learn from an Unreal Master exactly how to develop your own workflow and start making amazing environments inside UDK right now.

About the Instructor:
Sjoerd Hourences De Jong has been working with the Unreal Editor for over 10 years and has worked as titles such as Huxley, Warpath and UT 2004. Sjoerd recently Designed and directed the UT3 mod “The Ball” that has already won a range of awards in some of the world’s largest competitions such as the ModDB MOTY and the MakeSomethingUnreal contest. Make sure to check out Sjoerd’s website hourences.com for free unreal tutorials, books, and personal tutoring.

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My Tuto Best of – Unreal Cascade – An Introduction and Application

 

In this demonstration the instructor starts off by going over the entire cascade interface and then through most of the common modules. Once the foundation is laid its on to creating several effects from scratch. Everything from creating an explosion, hit effects, water drips, laser beams, and trails are covered.

If you have never used cascade you should be able to follow along and understand. Even if you are experienced using cascade, you should pick up useful information throughout the DVD.

About the Instructor:
Bryan Erck has worked in the video game industry for over 10 years and has shipped 15 titles. Some of those titles are, “Star Wars Ep1: Racer”, “Gladius”, “Matrix: Path of Neo” and “Blacksite: Area 51”. Bryan started in the video game industry in QA at LucasArts when he was 19 years old. From there, Bryan became a Technical Artist and then has been doing in game special effects for the last six years.

http://eat3d.com/cascade