In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of Unreal and begin crafting your environment idea. You'll find references, build a library of assets, and assemble those assets together into one convenient staging area. By the end of this lesson, you'll have all the tools you need to start building your own environment.
Set the Mood
Using your idea from the Brief Builder Tool, create a mood board. Even the act of searching for reference can spark your creativity! If you don't have Photoshop, don't worry. There are plenty of free options for photo editing.
Before doing any building, get comfortable with the Unreal Engine controls.
Bring in Assets
Find and import assets for your project. Don't forget to make sure the assets have everything you need before making a purchase.
NOTE: Elements from various Brushify packs are included free in the Project Files for Lessons 2 & 3. Make sure to download those to get a head start!
Build the Zoo
Once you've imported all the assets you want to use, build an Asset Zoo scene. Make sure everything looks good from various camera and lighting angles.
Share Your Work
Upload an image of your Asset Zoo using the 'Upload Homework' button above, so your instructor and fellow students can see your progress!