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Video Tutorial: Layout, Shading & Lighting in Unreal Engine

By: Saber Jlassi

In this video tutorial, I'll show you how to create layouts, shading, and lighting using Unreal Engine.

Creating layouts in Unreal Engine can be an overwhelming task if you are new to asset creation for realtime environments. Not only do you have to think about the way in which the scene will look, but you must also take into account the render ‘price’ of each asset you add.

In this video tutorial, we’re going to take a deep dive into the process of developing advanced scenes inside Unreal Engine. This is the final installment of our Advanced Asset creation series.

Video Tutorial: Layout, Shading & Lighting in Unreal Engine

Below you will find a free video tutorial on how to create advanced layouts using Unreal Engine. Inside the tutorial we’ll cover shading techniques and complex lighting scenarios.

If you enjoy the tutorial, we highly recommend checking out the course page where you will find all 9 weeks of this amazing series.

Video Tutorial: Timecode Breakdown

1. Intro (0:00)
2. Advanced Shading (0:28)
3. Layout (15:40)
4. Lighting (33:08)
5. Conclusion (42:06)

Learn More about Procedural Asset Development in Houdini

Want to learn more about developing procedural assets inside Houdini? These are a few of our favorite resources from around the web:

  1. Rock Creation for Procedural Environments – Rebelway
  2. Procedural Rock Formations in Houdini for VFX & Games – Rebelway
  3. Breakdown: Procedural Rock Generation in Houdini – 80.lv

We also frequently post about procedural creation processes on our tutorials page.

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Are you serious about wanting to create realistic landscapes and environments for VFX and games? If so, you should check out Environment Creation in Houdini here at Rebelway. The course is an in-depth look at how professional FX studios develop large-scale environments. By the end of the course, you’ll create realistic environments that rival that of your favorite films and games. Here’s a quick preview of the course.

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