PFlow Particle Lesson – Disperse and Coalesce, Transforming to a Different Object

Pflow (Particle Flow) is a fantastic and useful feature that has been in 3ds Max now for several years and yet still a lot of people do not understand the power it has to help create procedural scenes, perform complex effects and much more besides. I have used Pflow since it first appeared, initially using it to manage engine wash for sci fi vehicles and eventually moving as far as working out interparticle collisions, how to create a procedural attack fleet with weapons and self targeting and much more besides. In this set I replicate work done for a luxury ... Read More

Megascans to Max to Unreal Engine 4 – A Video Lesson by Blue

Using Megascans in your pipeline is a quick and easy way to add detailed environments to your work.  Rather than using processor intensive tessellation however, why not try using this method which will reduce your overheads and at the same time give an excellent result!  Enjoy fully narrated video with Blue in this FREE and great video lesson. For this project you will need Quixel's Megascans, 3ds Max or any other 3d app that can manage image based displacement and Unreal Engine 4.  Have fun and as always - let me know if you enjoyed the video lesson! Introducing [Clinic]May ... Read More

YCB Presents – A Rock Tutorial for ZB and UE4 by Danny Kauer plus Interview!

This is a great tutorial by Danny Kauer, creator of several high grade asset packs on the Unreal Engine marketplace.  This tutorial will show you in stages how Danny goes about creating realistic rocks for use in game engines including Unreal Engine 4, Lumberyard and Unity3d. There is an interview with Danny further down the page so scroll down once you are finished and read up! Hi, my name is Danny and i want you to show how I make Rocks for the Unreal Engine 4. I use Zbrush 3ds Max and Photoshop, so lets get started! I begin in ... Read More

The Road to SFM 3 – Doofus The Scout

Share this PostIn this, the third of our YCB Road to SFM series, Trob with the able assistance of Blue show you how to use SMF from Valve Software to create awesome renders - in this case Doofus the Scout and his three sniper friends...  But it's not all just for fun watching Doofus and his imminent demise.  This set also teaches you some useful skills thanks to the back and forth between Blue and Trob in exploring game development from a gamer's perspective (Trob). Initially using rigged models the scene is set up and the models lit using a four ... Read More

Road to SFM Part 1 – Pyro Wallpaper

Welcome to the ROAD TO SFM!  A series on how to use the Source Film Maker for anyone interested in learning game development without having to start with cumbersome and massive game engines!  Source Filmmaker (abbreviated as SFM) is a video capture and editing application that works from inside the Source game engine. The tool, created by Valve Corporation, was used to create over 50 animated shorts for its Source games, including Team Fortress 2, the Left 4 Dead series, and Half-Life 2. On June 27, 2012, Valve released a free open beta version of the SFM to the gaming ... Read More

Free – Android Wallpaper Using Unreal Engine, A Set of Lessons with Blue

Start Your Engines... Difficulty15% This set of lessons is suitable for someone who has only just started using Unreal Engine and has no developed skills yet. Using this short course will teach you how to create an animated Android Wallpaper in about an hour. Tools used are; Unreal Engine (free) Unreal Engine Sculpted Rock Pack (optional) Unreal Engine Zombie1 Pack (optional) Unreal Engine Water resource pack (free) AnimGif for Android (free version) Remember - there should be nothing holding you back - this set of lessons will teach you important skills such as; Managing your project Placing assets to make ... Read More