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Game Weapon Texturing Fundamentals

by Dan John Cox

In this course you'll dive into more of the thorough methods for doing details by hand in Substance Painter 2 so you maintain full control over your texturing process while allowing for flexibility in a professional pipeline. Required Software: Substance Painter, Unreal 4.

What you'll learn

Texturing a stylized weapon requires a specific handling and some current toolsets - don't expect those results by default. To create the right results you need to know how to handle the toolset correctly. In this course, Game Weapon Texturing Fundamentals, you will first learn how to texture in a stylized way inside substance painter by using custom painting and brush creation. Next, you'll learn how to refine details and forms for a compelling result. Finally, you'll create a custom shader inside Unreal 4 to create incredibly believable cloth. By the end this course, you’ll have an understanding of how to create a concept package ready for modern game development. Required Software: Substance Painter, Unreal 4

About the author

Dan John Cox has worked in the games industry for 8 years as both an environmental, concept, and character artist. He has worked at Pseudo Interactive, Frozen North Productions, Bedlam Games, Ubisoft Toronto, and Capybara Games in a variety of capacities. He has also taught Game Art at Seneca College in Toronto for 8 years and has assisted in bringing many new artists into the workforce. He's spoken at events such as GamerCamp, IGDA, Creativa Mexico, GameConnection Paris, and GDC 2014 and 2015.

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