"The course has expanded my knowledge and ability to integrate my code with other programmes so I can do more. I love the tutors because their passionate and very knowledgeable."Zohar, Unity 3D Student
NEW! Get started Making 3D Games with Unreal Engine, the most popular tool among game developers. Students develop 3D characters and environments to create interactive experiences.
Making 3D Games with Unreal Engine – Week Long
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
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Making 3D Games with Unreal Engine - Week Longreset
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Take your first steps with Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine is one of the leading Game Engines available to game developers, take your first steps in learning to build 3D games with it
Learn the essence of 3D Game Design
Develop your skills in game design by learning to build 3D environments for your games, that the player can then interact with
Learn C++ and Blueprints
C++ is one of the most highly thought of programming languages in the world, you will learn how to use it in Unreal Engine to make things happen in your game alongside Blueprints
Unreal Engine is a game engine and powerful development platform for creating 2D and 3D games, it has quickly become one of the industry standards when it comes to Game Development. You can use it to create games for desktop, mobile devices and even consoles. Unreal is the engine behind many popular games such as Fortnite, Street Fighter V, Borderlands 3 and the remake of Final Fantasy VII. The software is free to download, and students can continue to use it as a development platform after the course is finished.
Specialist instructors will teach the platform and introduce the students to both the C++ programming language and Blueprints, as they guide students through a variety of activities whilst building a number of different games.
Please note that we recommend students to have done our Coding Games with Java course, or Teen Coding with Python course before taking Making 3D Games with Unreal Engine, as having programming experience is highly recommended.
This is an online course taught live by an expert tutor who is fully DBS-checked. You will join a small group of other young learners online, working together and making lots of progress in fun and interactive sessions. All classes are monitored and recorded for safety.
You can check whether your machine is capable of running Unreal Engine here. Please note if you try to use a machine that doesn’t meet the requirements then it will be very difficult to complete the course.
What your child will learn
- Working in 3D
- Importing and modifying assets
- Moving and animating the player
- Program with rules and behaviours to create a simple game AI
- Camera and lighting control
- Creating a scoreboard and assigning points for actions
- Create a win/fail event to end the game
- Add background music and sound effects
- Add image effects and textures
- Exporting in different formats and publishing online
Typical daily schedule
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