Teens: 3D Game Creation: Character Design & Modding with Unreal™
Create your own 3D Video-Game Characters using the Unreal Engine™
Create your own 3D video-game characters using Autodesk® Maya® and the Unreal™ Development Kit (UDK)—the same powerful cutting-edge programs that top developers use to create blockbuster games like Gears of War™ and Uncharted 3™. These programs will give you the power to create characters with the same amazing detail as you’ve seen on the PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®.
Develop your own custom character design, create it in Maya® and bring it to life and into the game using UDK. Experience a whole new level of game playing. Students continuing from “Game Creation: Level Design” have the opportunity to place their characters into their level designs, creating a completely new game.
What You’ll Learn: 3D Game Creation: Character Design & Modding with Unreal™
|Course Content||Software Used|
|• Autodesk® Maya 2013® basics for character modeling
• Techniques for low-polygon modeling and optimizing polygons for game animations
• How to create realistic textures using Adobe® Photoshop®
• High-resolution sculpting techniques using Mudbox®
• Character rigging and prepping for UDK
• Importing and finalizing your character in UDK
Digital Media Academy may slightly vary curriculum to better fit the needs/expertise level of a given class.
Who Should Attend: 3D Game Creation: Character Design & Modding with Unreal™Ages 13–17 | Beginner – Advanced | No Game-Design or Programming Experience Required. Completion of “3D Game Creation: Level Design with the Unreal Engine™” is encouraged but not required.
Are you an aspiring game designer or character creator? Do you like to get “under the hood” of your favorite games? Then get ready to build characters and levels like the pros, using UDK and the Unreal Engine™.
You’ll learn how hit games like Gears of War™ and Street Fighter II™ are made.
An experience perfect for those who want to both design and create their own characters and mod games—but also enjoy sharing their creations with others. The UDK provides a powerful and integrated development tool set that has been used in the creation of many of today’s most popular games, like Gears of War™. Experience what it’s like to control the development process.
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|3D Game Creation: Level Design with Unreal Engine||Create new worlds as a videogame designer||1 Week|
|Academy for Game Design||Create 3D levels and characters using Maya® and Unreal™||1 Week|
|Introduction to Game Programming with Python||Bring games to life with powerful programming code||1 Week|
|Academy for Game Programming||Learn Python, C++ and Microsoft Visual Studio®||2 Weeks|
Questions about a course or additional weeks at DMA? Ready to register? Please call 866.656.3342 for more information, or to speak with a Guest Experience Representative.
2013 Fees & Additional Options:
|Tuition||$1,065||1 Week, Mon-Fri||Lunch not included|
|Lunch Plan (for non-residential students)||add $45 or $65*||1 Week, Mon-Fri||5 lunches|
|Residential Program – Dorm (shared room)||add $510||1 Week, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Residential Program – Hotel (Harvard)||add $810||1 Week, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Stanford Continuing Studies Credit||add $90||4 Quarter Units||NA|
*Depending on location.
To view all options, including weekend stays, visit our Options & Fees page.
1 Week | Ages 13‐17 | Beg – Adv
|“I wasn’t very confident with a computer before I came to DMA. Now I’m ready to take on my dream job at Pixar with my head held high!”
— Harlotte, DMA Student
2013 Locations & Dates
- Jul 15-19
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- Aug 05-09
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