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Approx. 19 hours to complete

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Developing a Cutscene

Welcome to the course. In this first section, you’ll be introduced to the Challenge/Solution format of this course, then start work laying out the environment for an exciting cutscene from the Sci-Fi Adventure Game.

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7 videos (Total 38 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
The Unity Certified 3D Artist Exam2m
Introduction to Course 51m
Challenge 1 | Creating the Cutscene Environment38s
Solution 1 pt.I | Creating the Cutscene Environment13m
Solution 1 pt.II | Creating the Cutscene Environment9m
Solution 1 pt.III | Creating the Cutscene Environment9m
7 readings
About the Unity Certified 3D Artist Exam10m
Course Prerequisites and Unity Resources10m
About the Challenges and Solutions10m
Sci-fi Adventure Game Design Document10m
Cutscene Storyboards10m
Challenge 1 | Creating the Cutscene Environment1h
Solution 1 | Creating the Cutscene Environment10m
1 practice exercise
Prototyping Scenes and Maintaining Prefabs20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Creating LOD Groups

One of the 3D Models in your cutscene is not as optimized as it could be. In this section, you'll create Level of Detail (LOD) Groups to help improve performance.

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2 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Solution 2 | Creating LOD Groups5m
2 readings
Challenge 2 | Creating LOD Groups1h
Solution 2 | Creating LOD Groups10m
1 practice exercise
Level of Detail20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Creating Particle Effects

The storyboards for your cutscene show a specific particle effect that needs to be implemented. In the project work for this section, you'll create a particle system to match the one in the concept art.

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2 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Solution 3 | Creating Particle Effects6m
2 readings
Challenge 3 | Creating Particle Effects1h
Solution 3 | Creating Particle Effects10m
1 practice exercise
Particle Systems20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Creating Camera Shots

With the scene and all of its objects properly laid out, it's time to create and position the cameras to capture the action in the cutscene. In the project work for this section, you'll block out the camera shots using the appropriate type and configuration of cameras.

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4 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Solution 4 pt.I | Creating Camera Shots7m
Solution 4 pt.II | Creating Camera Shots9m
Solution 4 pt.III | Creating Camera Shots10m
2 readings
Challenge 4 | Creating Camera Shots1h
Solution 4 | Creating Camera Shots10m
1 practice exercise
Using Cinemachine20m
Week
5
2 hours to complete

Animating Cameras and Working with Timeline

Unity's Timeline feature makes animation a snap. In this week's project work, you'll use Timeline to "direct" the animation and camera movement for the cutscene.

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5 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Solution 5 pt.I | Animating Cameras & Working with Timeline5m
Solution 5 pt.II | Animating Cameras & Working with Timeline7m
Solution 5 pt.III | Animating Cameras & Working with Timeline9m
Solution 5 pt.IV | Animating Cameras & Working with Timeline2m
2 readings
Challenge 5 | Animating Cameras and Working with Timeline1h
Solution 5 | Animating Cameras and Working with Timeline10m
1 practice exercise
Keyframe Animation and Timeline20m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

Creating the Skip Button

Not everyone likes to watch cutscenes, however brilliant they may be. So now you'll create a "Skip" button with some 2D UI and existing scripts.

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2 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Solution 6 | Creating the Skip Button13m
2 readings
Challenge 6 | Creating the Skip Button1h
Solution 6 | Creating the Skip Button10m
1 practice exercise
2D Assets and Animation20m
Week
7
2 hours to complete

Course Final Project

For the final project in this course, you'll augment the cut scene you've created with a few more shots. Get creative for this, the last Challenge in the Specialization,

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1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Prepare for Peer Review10m
Congratulations!10m

Instructors

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Joy Horvath

Instructional Designer
Unity EDU

About Unity

Unity Technologies offers a platform for creating beautiful and engaging 2D, 3D, VR, and AR games and apps. A powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor enable you to realize your creative vision fast, and deliver your content to virtually any media or device. You can easily connect to your audiences on PCs, consoles, the web, mobile devices, home entertainment systems, embedded systems, or head-mounted displays. More than an engine, Unity helps you achieve ongoing success. It offers everything you need to develop quality content, boost your productivity, and connect with your audience. Tools and resources include the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Analytics, Unity Ads, Unity Everyplay, and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. ...

About the Unity Certified 3D Artist Specialization

This is Unity’s official series of courses designed to prepare you for the Unity Certified 3D Artist exam, the certification for entry- to mid-level 3D artists who work with the Unity platform. This series of courses is for 3D Artists who have used Unity for real-time rendering for 1-2 years, and are ready to bring their existing skills up to a professional standard....
Unity Certified 3D Artist

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