Game Environment Design: Cyberpunk Scenes with Unreal Engine

A course by Leartes Studios
Game Environments Design Studio. İstanbul, Turkey.
Joined March 2021
, Game Environments Design Studio

Learn how to create a real-time cyberpunk environment for a video game by using digital tools to create mood, level art, lighting, and animation

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Learn how to create a real-time cyberpunk environment for a video game by using digital tools to create mood, level art, lighting, and animation



  • 92% positive reviews (51)
  • 2135 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 lessons (3h 51m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


Remember that great idea you had for a video game? Founders of Leartes Studios, Oguzhan and Serdar are here to help you bring that idea to life. Leartes Studios specializes in creating environments for video games with Unreal Engine 4. With clients such as Marvel Studios, Activision, Epic Games, Ubisoft, Microsoft, and more, they have created seamless game environments for a wide range of video game genres.

In this course, they give you a walkthrough of how to create a cyberpunk video game environment from scratch. Oguzhan and Serdar take you through the basics of Unreal Engine, and show you how to create detailed level art and compelling renders for animations. Ready to create your own virtual, cyberpunk world?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. First Steps
  • U3
    U3. Producing the Scene
  • U4
    U4. Final Touches
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Oguzhan and Serdar, video game environment artists, founders of Leartes Studios, and your teachers for this course. They share their journey throughout the video game industry and how they came to establish their own studios. Get a breakdown of the cyberpunk genre, then hear about the video games and artists that inspire their work.

Dive right into environment design by seeing how to prepare production in Unreal Engine and discover its basic features. Explore references for your level art and lighting design to then give your ideas form in Pureref Software. Start creating the base of your scene with simple geometric shapes and adding some detailing block out. Serdar then teaches you how to create vertex paint materials to paint and blend the details of your scene.

Move on to the production phase by learning how to replace block out meshes with actual models. Oguzhan takes you step by step through the level design process and teaches you how to add life to your environment to get a lively and detailed design. Discover how to optimize your materials before dressing the sets of your scene. Learn how to implement lighting throughout your scene before polishing it and creating volumetric lights.

Learn how to post-process your scene within Unreal Engine and hear some useful tricks to do in Photoshop. Serdar teaches you how to use the Sequencer Tool to make animations, as well as how to use the new Movie Render Queue Plugin. Wrap up the course by hearing Serdar and Oguzhan’s tips and advice for beginners in the game and real-time rendering industries.

What is this course's project?

Create a game-ready scene in Unreal Engine with detailed renders and animations.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use Unreal Engine or would like to explore game art, environment design, and real-time virtual productions.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Unreal Engine is required.

To take this course, you need access to a computer with Unreal Engine, and an asset pack for your environment design. Within the course forum, you can find free asset packs or purchase the same pack used throughout the course.


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Leartes Studios was founded in 2019 by Oğuzhan KAR and Serdar Ürkmez, who met while studying environment design in Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey. After both having worked for clients such as CBILABVR Studios and other studios doing environment design and level art, the pair joined forces and started Leartes Studios.

Since their launch a few years ago, Leartes Studios has worked with major clients like Activision, Microsoft, Epic Games, Marvel Studios, Ubisoft, NetEase Games, Dekogon, and Platige Image. Some of their most notable work was working on Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops, as well as collaborating with Microsoft on the Project Natick, which aims to build an underwater datacenter in the Atlantic Ocean, by creating virtual productions.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • About Us
  • U2

    First Steps

    • Basics about Unreal Engine
    • Creating a Reference Board
    • Blocking Out the Environment 1
    • Blocking Out the Environment 2
    • Creating Vertex Paint Materials in Unreal Engine 1
    • Creating Vertex Paint Materials in Unreal Engine 2
  • U3

    Producing the Scene

    • Replacing Blockout Meshes with Actual Models 1
    • Replacing Blockout Meshes with Actual Models 2
    • Level Design
    • Material Arrangements in the Scene
    • Set Dressing of the Scene
    • Lighting
    • Polishing the Lighting with Volumetric Lights
  • U4

    Final Touches

    • Post-processing
    • Creating a Small Sequence in Our Environment 1
    • Creating a Small Sequence in Our Environment 2
    • Tips for Beginners
  • FP

    Final project

    • Game Environment Design: Cyberpunk Scenes with Unreal Engine

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Game Environment Design: Cyberpunk Scenes with Unreal Engine. 3D, and Animation course by Leartes Studios

Game Environment Design: Cyberpunk Scenes with Unreal Engine

A course by Leartes Studios
Game Environments Design Studio. İstanbul, Turkey.
Joined March 2021
  • 92% positive reviews (51)
  • 2135 students