Unreal Engine 5 for Film Making

Unreal Engine is already being used for virtual sets, famously on productions such as the Mandalorian, but also increasingly on many others.

The truly game changing aspect of Unreal Engine, and the thing that now makes it much more of a threat to traditional filmmaking, is that its graphics are rendered in realtime.

Want to set your film in Morocco when you live in New Zealand? No problem. Want to stage a huge space battle with lots of frickin’ lasers? You got it!

From the article By Simon Wyndham

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.”

History of Gran Turismo

At the moment I am creating a driving based game tutorial in Unity.

I thought it would be good to share the history and evolution of one of the most sophisticated driving simulator games – Gran Turismo

Starting out on Playstation 1, this game is constantly pushing the boundaries of what you can achieve in driving sims on console and PC.

My driving course will be ready within the next month, so stay tuned for that.

Unreal Engine 5 is now available!

This Early Access build of Unreal Engine 5 is not production-ready, but this is where, for the first time, you can get your hands on Unreal 5 to try out the new features such as Nanite and Lumen

You will need a powerful PC to run it, as these systems are designed for next gen systems such as PS5.

There is also a demo project to download which showcases the new features. But be aware it is almost 100GB in size!

Check out reviews by other Youtubers:

Have fun trying out the much anticipated update to Unreal

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/unreal-engine-5-is-now-available-in-early-access

Evil Dead – the Game! Out in 2021

This looks awesome. I am a huge fan of the evil dead franchise and this by far looks like a faithful adaptation of not only the movies but also the smash hit TV series Ash Vs Evil Dead.

Great to see so many recognizable characters from all the movies and TV shows. The staple over the top gore is faithfully recreated in the game which in my opinion is going to make this an instant success.

Make a Fighting Game in Unity

My new course is now available and on special offer over the Christmas period:

In this course I am going to be showing you how to create your own fighting game inside of the Unity game engine.

  • We’re going to be bringing in a series of free characters as well as a wide range of free animations so that each character can have their own unique style.
  • We’re going to create a character select screen and we’re also going to setup AI characters, these are computer controlled characters that will fight against you and it will seem as though the AI character is just as effective and just as realistic as a real player. The characters you choose will dynamically load into the level you choose and there are a wide variety of levels to choose from.
  • We will also be setting up a 2 player mode and mapping the controls for 2 game pad controllers so you can have two people playing at the same time. You can control characters either by game pad or by keyboard.
  • We will setup options so that you can set a difficulty level for the AI characters. You will also be able to adjust the volume for music and sound effects independently.
  • We’re going to be setting up animator controllers for each character and controlling the animations through various parameters that will be called in C# scripts. We’re going to create a wide range of C# scripts using easy to understand and easy to implement code.

So by the end of this course you will have a fully completed fighting game which will look great in your portfolios. You can also include your completed game for free on websites or sell it commercially online through Steam or other such websites. You will also have gained the experience and knowledge of how to make this type of game inside of the Unity game engine.

Why not enroll today and I look forward to seeing you in my course.

Free Zombie Characters!

I have created four zombie characters for video games which you can download for free from Google Drive:

Download

You can use these characters for free in any of your personal or commercial games. You can sell your own games containing these characters, but you cannot sell these characters on their own.

They have a range of animations that are setup and ready to go.

You can also use these characters in my Udemy course:

Make a Horror Survival Game in Unity

If you need any help setting things up just drop me a question in the Q & A Section on Udemy and I will help you get things working.

Hope you enjoy the characters.