A BEGINNER GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING HOW TO USE NIAGARA IN UNREAL ENGINE
As the realtime FX industry has progressed, we’ve come to prefer Niagara as our particle generation system of choice for Unreal Engine. As a result, we thought it’d be fun to create an introductory tutorial series on how to use this helpful tool.
It’s no surprise that Niagara can be quite complex and intimidating to learn. So we hope you enjoy this free Niagara tutorial covering the basics. The course is taught by Sjors de Laat, the instructor of our Stylized FX for Games course. Sjors has broken the tutorial up into three parts to keep it digestible. We hope you enjoy it!
In this video, Sjors will get you acquainted with Niagara and discuss the basic mechanics and interface.
In this video, Sjors jump into Substance designer to create textures that will be used for particle generation.
In this final video of the series, Sjors will bring everything together to create a fireworks show using Niagara in Unreal Engine.
Are you feeling inspired to create more real-time FX? If so, check out our Stylized FX for Games course by Sjors de Laat, Ge Lush, and Urban Bradesko. The course is a deep dive into how to create real-time FX modeled after games like League of Legends, Overwatch, and more. We’re also giving away free VFX lessons from the program which you can sign up for here.
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