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So You Wanna Make Games?? - Episode 7- Game VFX

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Prerequisites

Start with the articles giving an overview of what VFX is, and how it works. Then start making your way though the rest.

VFX for games explained

Realtime vfx overview from Mederic Chasse

Kahn Academy Introduction to particle systems by pixar

Glossary

Getting started

Now that you know what VFX is, here's where you start learning the basics.

Intro to UE4 Niagara by Thomas Harle (playlist)

League Of Legends VFX Breakdowns

2d Animation tutorials by Jason Keyser (playlist)

LoL FX + Knowledge Share

Houdini VFX for games

Introduction to the VFX Graph - Unity 2018.4

Particles 102 - Intro to Particle Systems (Unity)

Linear Algebra

Gaining momentum

When you start feeling comfortable, here are some areas where you can start building up a bit more depth in your knowledge.

Presentations

ScratchAPixel

The Book of Shaders

Advanced topics

Some topics covering more advanced and sometimes experimental topics.

UE4 Niagara simulation stages Grid2d quickstart

UE4 Niagara simulation stages Grid2d simple texture advection

Spatial Hashing in Unreal’s Niagara with Neighbor Grid 3D

Ray Marching for Dummies

Minimal compute shader examples

GPU Gems

Tool deep dives

Chosen your preferred tool? Here is some content for them.

Houdini

Embergen

Photoshop

Substance

FumeFX

AfterFX

Resolve

Niagara

Mentored education

Want some more guidance and have cash to pay for mentorship?

VFX Apprentice

The Mentor Coalition

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