The Complete Introduction to Materials in UDK
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In this video we'll take an introductory look at UDK's material editor. Once we've covered the basics of importing textures and creating our own materials we'll dive into creating some of the more common types of materials you'll encounter in today's games. We'll be creating metal surfaces with reflection, glass, blended materials such as rock and moss, a holographic animated material, and lastly realistic water, complete with animation, reflections and depth based effects.
Continuing where we left off on Materials Volume 1, Bill Kladis takes us through additional materials inside of UDK! We'll start with understanding and creating a "parent" material as we cover Material Instancing, dive into animated Flipbooks, discuss Opacity and how it works, explore how to apply a "real" video or movie to your assets, and then dive into an advanced material creating a customized and complex animated sequence!
Continuing from Materials Volume 2, Bill Kladis takes us through even more advanced materials inside of UDK! In this course we tackle the Elements! We cover "Depth Bias Alpha" on water, showing how to cause the normals to bend around an object, we show how to make a convincing Lava material flow down a stream and move along a path with awesome distortion effects, then move on to the motherload - procedural ice and snow on an object that points "up" in the direction of the object!
About the Instructors:
Ryan Smith is a Technical Artist at Gearbox Software, who specializes in technical art and visual effects. With over 10 years experience working with the Unreal Engine, he is highly proficient with 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, and Zbrush. His specialties also include Shader Authoring, Visual Effects, Technical Art, MAXScript, and Optimizing Workflows.
Bill Kladis has worked in the games industry for over 7 years specializing in Realtime VFX. He currently works as a VFX Artist with shipped titles including Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, Lego Universe, & PAIN. He also is the founder of imbueFX, a site that specializes solely on tutorials in Realtime VFX.
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|Section 1: UDK Materials Volume 1|
Source files for Section 1
Material Editor Basics
Applying a Material to a Static Mesh
Creating a Metal Material
Creating a Glass Shader
Binding 2 Textures TogetherPreview
Creating a Holographic Shader
Creating a Water Shader
|Section 2: UDK Materials Volume 2|
Source files for Section 2
Material Instancing 2
Sub UVs 2
Using Real Video Footage
Animated Materials 1
Animated Materials 2
Animated Materials 3
Animated Materials 4
|Section 3: UDK Materials Volume 3|
Source files for Section 3
Understanding Depth Bias Alpha
Depth Bias Alpha in Action
Lava Material Breakdown
Building the Lava 1
Building the Lava 2
Up Vector Materials 1
Up Vector Materials 2
Up Vector Materials 3
Up Vector Materials 4Preview
Up Vector Materials 5
Up Vector Materials 6 and Closing
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