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Substance for Environment Art
In the Intro to Substance for Environment Art course, students will build their knowledge in the Substance suite, working on the tools they needed to create excellent 3D artwork. Students will start by creating simple geometric patterns and becoming familiar with the UI of both Substance Painter and Substance Designer. We will learn how to bake from high to low poly to aid us in the texturing process across the course. In the later weeks, we will delve deeper into Substance Designer learning the process of creating both pattern based and organic materials. We will tackle all aspects of material creation, first by breaking down the height map and normal before learning color and roughness textures. We will learn how to create an asset texturing pipeline in Designer before moving into prop texturing using Substance Painter, both using provided game ready assets. Note*: There is a separate advanced version of this course, now with an extra 3 weeks of learning.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Igniting your imagination
Lectures by Ben Keeling
Ben is currently working as a Senior Environment Artist at Rocksteady Studios in London, UK. He has worked on numerous environments on various AAA productions and projects for over 6-years. He's worked on titles such as EA's Need for Speed franchise, Sony's VR worlds with PlayStation VR, and on Halo Wars 2. His work has been featured on the Algorithmic homepage, Polycount, and CryEngine forums.
winter TERM Registration
Nov 5, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019
Sam Cole/ Spring 2017
I really appreciated the frequency of feedback Ben was able to give. It really helped me improve rapidly week-to-week.
Tim Brakensiek / Winter 2017
Ben was great, I really enjoyed his instruction and he really knows Substance Designer and Painter and can relate his knowledge well.
James Morgan /Winter 2017
-- Ben did a great job of breaking it down in a clear and concise manner with no fluff just the theory’s and professional practices to use it and get a great result. So thanks again for all the effort he put in and the speedy reviews and feedback.
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