Coupon & course info
Course Name: Unity 5 Lighting Fundamentals
Subtitle: This course takes a look and new and existing lighting features in Unity 5 from the perspective of a novice student.
Instructor: Taught by Jesse Ryan McAdam, Unity Developer and 3D Generalist
Category: IT & Software
Provided by: Udemy
Price: $30 (before discount)
Free coupon code: See above (no charge for coupon)
Review info & popularity
As of February 19, 2016…
Students: 4,183 students enrolled
Ratings: 82 reviews
Rank: ranked #79 in Udemy IT & Software Courses
Brief course description
What sets an average game apart for a truly amazing visual experience? How can you take your scene from “Oh, thats cool” to “ Wow, that’s AWESOME!”. There are many facets that go into making a game look amazing, but when all’s said and done the final polish for most any game comes down to lighting.
If you’re an army of one powering through your own game or a small studio of talented,driven individual, this course will get you up and running with the latest and greatest that Unity 5 has to offer for lighting your projects.
In this example based course you’ll be introduced to the basic Unity lights and get to know their properties. You’ll learn how to control Unity shadow properties and fix common shadow related problems in your scenes. With this solid foundation under your belt you’ll be ready to tackle more advanced topic like skybox lighting, Realtime Global Illumination, light map baking, and the all new light probe system.
(Read more about this course on the official course page.)
Jesse Ryan McAdam bio
I’m a big fan of movies and games and have been as long as I can remember. I have a bachelors degree in animation and after graduation worked at Disney Interactive on the Disney Infinite game franchise. For the last 3 years I’ve been working with Unity 3D among other software on architectural walkthroughs, product presentations, and interactive kiosks. I’m passionate about the world of 3D, and digital entertainment.
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Final details for this Udemy course
Skill level: All Levels
Lectures: 18 lessons
Duration: 2 Hours of video
What you get: Set up effective realtime global illumination systems for vastly improved visual quality in their games
Target audience: This course is for anyone looking to take the visual quality of their games to a new level by implementing the newest lighting technologies found in Unity 5.
Requirements: This course does not require any downloaded or external assets. No scripting is required. Simple geometry has been created and used within unity to allow for a focused approach to the topic of lighting.
Access: Lifetime access
Peace of mind: 30 day money back guarantee
Availability: available online, as well as on iOS and Android
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