Advanced Particle VFX in Unity and After Effects
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Create practical, real world particle effects for use in your games
- Learn the techniques for creating your own complex AAA quality effects with leading game development and motion graphics software
- Understand how to break down complicated effects into simpler components, allowing you to adapt these techniques to any effect imaginable
- You should be able to use a computer, including file explorer navigation and common shortcuts like copy/paste
- You should have a computer capable of running Unity and After Effects
- To follow along, it is recommended that you have Unity 2017.2, After Effects CC 2017, and Texture Packer 4.4
- You should be familiar with the basic operation of Unity (how to create Game Objects, and a basic understanding of the interface)
Get up to speed with the techniques and pipelines for creating complex, high quality, AAA ready particle effects for your games!
This course will teach you how to create advanced particle systems using PRACTICAL REAL WORLD projects!
Particle systems and visual effects for games is a deep and complicated subject, and once you learn the fundamentals of the tools, it can be hard and frustrating to take your effects up that extra level to something that looks like it belongs in a new best selling game.
This course will teach you that extra step.
Good particle systems are not just derived from the behavior of the particles themselves. Their look comes primarily from their textures. Being able to create high quality, believable textures is a vital skill for creating effects, and this course will teach you how to do just that.
Learn by DOING
This course is divided into 4 projects, each intended to cover a different key facet of creating particle systems. In addition to this, we will have a final project that will combine all of these lessons into one complex, unique, and truly impression effect that YOU will make! For each project, we'll go step by step over not only the particle behavior, but creating their textures as well.
Downloadable project files to help you follow along and learn!
This course includes several .zip files that contain the Unity project for you to use, After Effects project files, and the finished textures so you can follow along with any portion of the curriculum!
This course will cover:
- The fundamentals of Unity's particle system
- The fundamentals of using After Effects
- How to combine custom made textures and particle behavior
- How to animate in After Effects to create more advanced textures
- How to animate in Unity to change our particle effects over time and add more depth
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- Anyone who is interested in Visual Effects for Games, no matter their experience level
- People looking for tips and techniques to bring their particle effects to AAA levels of quality
- People who want to learn how to use After Effects to create realistic textures for effects not only in games, but other animation needs as well
In this video, you'll learn what particle systems are, and what they can be used for.
Finish creating the torch! In this guide, you'll learn how to control particle properties with custom curves to create some pulsating rings and spinning light flares. You'll also learn how to control specific particle rendering types with the behavioral parameters to make some realistic looking sparks.
As we finish our initial shockwave, we'll add a burst of light to kick it off. To do this, we'll create some radial light flare textures and learn how we can use adjustment layers to ensure that our particle textures aren't spilling out beyond the bounds of our composition.
In this Unity lesson, we'll learn about Unity's built in Animation window and Animator component, and how we can use it to animate various properties of our objects.