The Gnomon Workshop – Creating a Monolithic City in Unreal Engine 5 (2023) with Jianfeng Allan Li

The Gnomon Workshop – Creating a Monolithic City in Unreal Engine 5 (2023) with Jianfeng Allan Li
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Explore the complete workflow for creating a cinematic environment in this comprehensive workshop by Senior Environment Generalist Jianfeng Li (Allan). This in-depth tutorial details everything from gathering references and crafting concept sketches to bringing to life a grand-scale environment in Unreal Engine.

This workshop is tailored for intermediate-to-advanced artists with a basic understanding of various tools such as Maya, Houdini, Gaea, SpeedTree, Substance Painter, ZBrush, Unreal Engine, Photoshop, and Nuke. While the tutorial aims to provide a complete overview of asset creation and environment finishing, some details won’t be shown step by step; therefore, having a foundational grasp of the tools used in the workshop is recommended.

Throughout the workshop, you’ll acquire invaluable insights into the art of CG environment creation through asset making, scene assembling, basic matte-painting techniques, and compositing your final cinematic animation.

A highlight of this workshop is the introduction of insights and approaches as a VFX artist, which Allan skillfully incorporates into his process of creating cinematic animations within the game engine. By completing the workshop, you’ll be equipped to craft more immersive and photorealistic environments in Unreal Engine, setting you up for success in future projects.

Throughout this workshop, Allan uses assets and plugins from PolyHaven, the Greeble Generator from SideFX, Psyop’s Cryptomatte tool from GitHub, plus assets from Mixamo.

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