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Learning World Building in UE5 with Narwhal Studios

The Narwhal Studios team in collaboration with CG Pro has launched a brand-new course. Let's have a quick glimpse at it. 

"Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or seasoned pro, from VFX artists and game developers to architects, supervisors, and filmmakers, this course has something for everyone who's eager to dive into the world of virtual production and worldbuilding. We're excited to announce a collaborative course with our partners at CG Pro where you'll learn the very same worldbuilding techniques used in The Lion King, Jungle Book, The Mandalorian, and The Book of Boba Fett.", says the Narwhal Studios team.

This 8-week course is mentored by Edward Dawson co-founder at CG Pro, and Dallas Drapeau, a Senior Environment Artist at Narwhal Studios. 

The Narwhal Studios is a long-time contributor to The Mandalorian series. The Virtual Art Department team of 22, led by VAD Consultant Safari Sosebee and VAD Supervisor Matan Abel, collaborated closely with Lucasfilm's production designer Andrew Jones and Co-Producer/Virtual Production Supervisor Clint Spillers to create the stunning sets that fans have come to expect from this vast universe. The scope of work spanned virtual set design in Unreal Engine to photogrammetry asset capture and processing.

Students enrolled in this new course will have a unique opportunity to gain insight and invaluable advice from artists who have worked on The Mandalorian series and other numerous titles. The course offers a rare chance to receive feedback directly from these industry professionals, providing an unparalleled educational experience for aspiring artists.

Course Outline

  • Week 01 - Foundations of Art Dept workflow, Levels, Blocking
  • Week 02 - Blocking, Scouting and Critique, Cameras
  • Week 03 - Materials in-depth, Pre-Light
  • Week 04 - Addressing layout notes, Asset management, Photogrammetry
  • Week 05 - Finessing your environments
  • Week 06 - Lighting in-depth, Lumen, Baked, the dos, and don'ts
  • Week 07 - Prep for a shoot, Simulated shoot, and Environment run-throughs
  • Week 08 - Rendering, Post and project wrap, Environment run-throughs

The course started on the 30th of April, stay tuned for the next enrollment. Also, don't forget to join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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