Intro to Unreal Engine

Learn the basics of Unreal Engine for game design

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Intro to Unreal Engine

Learn the Basics of Unreal Engine with this beginner game design course.

Unreal Engine is one of the best realtime tools for creating games, cinematics, and more. Inside this exclusive beginners course, Floyd Billingy will show you how to navigate and use Unreal Engine from scratch.

This course is designed for anyone who is looking to learn Unreal Engine for the first time. By the end of this course you will be able to create beautiful 3D worlds inside Unreal Engine and know how to approach design for games and realtime projects.

This course will cover everything from landscapes to FX. We will leave no stone unturned as we dive deep into the exciting world of Unreal Engine.

Along the way, you'll get feedback directly from Unreal Engine experts and chat with fellow artists as they learn this exclusive tool.

If you've ever wanted to use Unreal Engine for game design or realtime cinematics, this is the course for you. Welcome to the most exciting Unreal Engine basics course in the world.

This course will utilize both Unreal Engine 4 and Unreal Engine 5.

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Floyd Billingy Unreal Engine Basics Course

Floyd Billingy

Expert Game Design Artist

Realtime Gaming Artist

Floyd began his CG journey 10 years ago working predominantly as an Environment Artist at games studios in the UK. 
He began working as an artist at Rare and Exient then on to Splash Damage as a senior. He then moved on to Axis Animation to work in cinematics as a senior then on to a Lead position and finally a CG supervisor. He then moved on to get back into making art for games at Silver Rain.
Focused on creating jaw-dropping environments Floyd devotes his time in and outside work to push the quality of everything from assets to large vistas. 


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This course will require 5-10 hours a week with 35-70 total hours of active learning and practice by the end of the course.

Your exact time commitment per week will vary based on the topic, assignment, and personal learning style. We strongly recommend dedicating time each week to learn and practice. If you ever fall behind, don’t worry, you will have lifetime access to the lessons.

You do not need to have any prerequisites to take this course. It is designed for anyone who is looking to learn Unreal Engine.

If you are unsure if you are best suited to take this course, please reach out to us at info@rebelway.net.

    • Understand the engine, hotkeys and controls
    • Blockout the scene using engine shapes and geometry
    • Preliminary lighting
      • Create the terrain using WorldMachine 
      • Import the terrain and masks into Unreal
      • Explore systems for terrain painting 
    • Setup megascans downloader and begin pulling assets
    • Add assets from the unreal store to the project
    • Explore tools for placement from procedural to hand painted
    • Begin building the scene 
    • Simple blueprint creation 
    • Create a sword using Maya 
    • Baking from high poly to low poly 
    • Texture the asset in Substance painter
    • Export relevant textures packed for game engines
    • Create smart materials with tweakable parameters
    • Create some supporting ambient FX
    • Explore volumetric fog and moving cloud cards
  • In this week, Sjors de Laat will show you how to create Smoke, Fire, Clouds, and leaves using procedural materials. This is your chance to get started with Niagra concepts.
  • In this week, Urban Bradesko will show you how assets are prepared and developed in Houdini to be used in Unreal Engine.
What Software is Used? 
WorldMachine (free), Maya, Substance Painter and Unreal Engine
Will I need a ray tracing card?
No, not necessarily. Floyd will show you how to turn this option on once the scene has been created.
Is Maya and Substance Designer Painter?
You can use 3D tools like Blender instead of Maya for the course, but Substance Painter is necessary to complete the course.
Can I use Blender instead of Maya for the 3D portion of this course?
Yes, you can use Blender in place of Maya, but the training will showcase using Maya.
    • INSTRUCTOR: Floyd Billingy

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If you are a beginner or new to VFX, we recommend taking our Houdini Fundamentals course.

If you are already familiar with Houdini, we recommend taking Introduction to Houdini for FX. This course is designed to be an overview of the essential techniques required to work on realistic FX in a modern studio pipeline. By the end of this course, you will have an intermediate level of Houdini knowledge.

If you are an experienced Houdini Artist, or if you already have an intermediate-level knowledge of the software, you can pick and choose any course on the site. Most of our courses are designed to give you specific skills required for different VFX projects (Water, Magic, etc.). So feel free to pick and choose as it makes sense for you.

However, if you ever have questions about which course is right for you, please reach out to our Student Assistance Team by emailing info@rebelway.net. We’ll happily recommend the best course for you.

Our online program is designed to help aspiring VFX artists have a successful career in FX & CG. Unlike other online schools, our affordable courses are exciting and tactical. Through our courses, you will gain the exact skills you need to work on Hollywood-level VFX projects. 

In fact, many of our alumni go on to get jobs working for studios such as DNEG, Blizzard, Framestore, Disney, and more.

No, our lesson content is not streamed live. This means you can take the course at your own pace. We’ve designed our program to work around busy schedules.

We recommend the same specs listed by SideFX on this page.

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Many Rebelway students take multiple courses at once. While you could certainly sign up for as many courses as you want, we don’t recommend taking more than two courses at a time. A typical course will take anywhere from 5-10 hours a week to watch and practice, so depending on your schedule you can determine if it is feasible for you to take multiple courses at once.

Also, you will have lifetime access to the course lessons. So if you decide that the course becomes too much to follow, you can always follow along at your own pace if you fall behind.

You’ll also have lifetime access to the discord channel so you can get feedback on your projects and work even after the course has ended.

Yes! We are an online VFX school that delivers actionable and relevant FX education to the world.

Our online system allows us to deliver affordable education to aspiring CG artists around the world.

After successfully placing the order, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access your courses and private chat group.

The Rebelway online learning platform gives you lifetime access to all the videos and material provided with the workshops. You will also gain access to a private chat system forever. Once a rebel, always a rebel.

Every class has a dedicated professional instructor who will help you through lectures, project feedback, and Q&As. Every session is designed based on the needs of the student. As a result, every session is unique and updated with the latest FX techniques.

In our courses, you will have full-time support from our FXTAs (FX Technical Assistants). These artists will answer any questions you may have during the duration of the course.

Yes, we do offer Certificates of Completion with all our courses.

Using Paypal Credit you can split the payments of your courses into 24 or 4 payments. To choose this option, select Paypal at checkout using pay-in-full, in the popup window, scroll to the bottom and select either the 24-month option or 4-pay.

This option is only available for residents of the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy.

You may request a full refund within 14 days of the course start date. Email info@rebelway.net to request a refund. Our team would be happy to help.

You have lifetime access to the course. So if your schedule gets busy, you can always watch your material on your own time. You can see our full refund policy on this page.

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Our courses are designed to guide you through different modules at a comfortable and exciting pace. As a result, modules unlock on a weekly basis. Once purchased you will immediately have access to week #1.

If you purchased any of our short formed mini-courses, you will receive access to every lesson immediately. 

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