Free Computer Science Crash Course

In this amazing series on Youtube you will find out all about the history of computers and the ways in which both old and new computers work. There are 41 videos in the series. Hope you enjoy it.

Think of it as a summary of a computer science course at college or University. Once you have a depper understanding of how computers work it will help you in designing games and programs to run on the hardware.

The official course description from Youtube:

“Carrie Anne Philbin will be hosting Crash Course Computer Science! In this series, we’re going to trace the origins of our modern computers, take a closer look at the ideas that gave us our current hardware and software, discuss how and why our smart devices just keep getting smarter, and even look towards the future! Computers fill a crucial role in the function of our society, and it’s our hope that over the course of this series you will gain a better understanding of how far computers have taken us and how far they may carry us into the future.”

10,000 free Megascans with Unreal Engine 4.24!

Quixel, creator of the world’s largest photogrammetry 2D and 3D asset library, has joined the Epic Games family, and we’re making the entire Quixel Megascans library of more than 10,000 high-quality, production-ready assets free for all use with Unreal Engine!

This is great news for the Unreal Engine, that has now released version 4.24 available to download for free that comes with amazing free assets that will change the look of games in the near future. Not only does it support real time raytracing, but now photorealistic environments!

The movie “The Lion King” utilized the megascans library to bring the impressive 3D world to life. Now you can create your own worlds that look just as impressive

THE LION KING – Featuring the voices of JD McCrary as Young Simba and Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala, Disney’s “The Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau. In theaters July 19, 2019. © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

They can be imported directly into Unreal Engine using the bridge tool and it is then just a case of drag and drop to add to your world.

Download Unreal today:

Or visit the Unreal blog to find out more:

Video Copilot Amazing tutorials for After Effects

https://www.videocopilot.net/

Video copilot is probably one of my favourite websites. I used the incredible tutorials on here to learn Adobe After Effects many years ago.Andrew Kramer is a great tutor who constantly finds ways to amaze you with stunning after effects tutorials.

I have been recommending this website to my students for quite a few years and every one of them loved the site and have learned so much from it.

The website features hundreds of incredible industry standard visual effects tutorials available for free! Check them out here:

It also has some impressive plugins for After Effects including the Element 3D plugin that allows you to work with native 3D objects in the 2D After Effects editor (This makes complex compositing so much easier!)

Check it out here:

You can also view all the tutorials on Youtube and join their channel:

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Bensound for Free Music

Bensound offers some incredible free ‘royalty free’ music that you can download and use in your Youtube videos, projects and social media type stuff

Click the link below to listen to one of the many free music files available for download

Bensound.com has been created by Benjamin TISSOT also know as Bensound, a Composer and Musician based in France who has been creating music for more than 10 years.

The ones with the download button are free!

You can use the music as it is, but you can’t use it for a remix or to edit into a new and different song, that is because it is given to you under the creative commons 3.0 license. You can of course use only a part of the song and add simple fades, etc.

If you download a song for free then it is important that you give a credit back to the website by simply adding the following text in your descriptions:

music: http://www.bensound.com

I find it really useful for adding to my Youtube videos and my Udemy series tutorials.

I hope you have found this resource helpful

2D Artwork

A beginner’s guide to creating artwork for 2D video games

https://www.udemy.com/a-beginners-guide-to-creating-artwork-for-2d-video-games/

Discover how easy it is to make graphics for 2D video games

We will create a range of 2D art including static and animated graphics, character sprite sheets and tile sets.

By the end of this series you will have a complete range of artwork to be able to create your own video game as well as the skills to continue to create your own graphics.

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You don’t need any previous experience, and you don’t need sophisticated art skills. All you need is a computer and a mouse. The software is free to use online

The course is free on Udemy, so click the link below to enroll