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Unity 5: Lighting Fundamentals

This course takes a look and new and existing lighting features in "Unity 5" from the perspective of a novice student.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 0m
Language: English
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This is a course that covers lighting for “Unity 5” and does not included any updates for current versions of Unity. A new course is being created to cover all the material needed for lighting in Unity 2017.  Check the “Announcements” section for details concerning the new course. If you are still using Unity 5 and want to learn about lighting for this version of Unity than this course is for you. Otherwise check back often to find out more about when the new course will be released.
What sets an average game apart for a truly amazing visual experience? How can you take your scene from “Oh, that’s cool” to “ Wow, that’s AWESOME!”. There are many facets that go into making a game look amazing, but when all’s said and done the final polish for most any game comes down to lighting.
If you’re an army of one powering through your own game or a small studio of talented,driven individual, this course will get you up and running with the latest and greatest that Unity 5 has to offer for lighting your projects.
In this example based course you’ll be introduced to the basic Unity lights and get to know their properties. You’ll learn how to control Unity shadow properties and fix common shadow related problems in your scenes. With this solid foundation under your belt you’ll be ready to tackle more advanced topic like skybox lighting, Realtime Global Illumination, light map baking, and the all new light probe system.
At the end of this course you will have mastered all the latest unity lighting features needed to bring a new level or realism to your projects. You’ll be able to up the quality of your portfolio work and set yourself apart when it comes to landing that next job.
If you’re serious about using Unity as a platform for your creative ideas, then don’t pass up this chance to set your work apart with this course on Unity 5 Lighting Fundamentals.

You will learn

✓ Set up effective realtime global illumination systems for vastly improved visual quality in their games
✓ Use baked lighting setups that allow them to cut overhead on mobile games without having to sacrifice visual quality
✓ Create realtime light probe systems allowing for better integration of game characters in their environments
✓ Implement existing and new lighting features found in Unity 5


• This course does not require any downloaded or external assets. No scripting is required. Simple geometry has been created and used within unity to allow for a focused approach to the topic of lighting.
• Students should be familiar with the Unity interface, and be able to create basic unity primitives.
• Students should know how to create solid colored standard shaders and apply them to meshes in scene.
• You may use your own assets during this course or create similar scenes using default Unity primitives.

This course is for

• This course is for anyone looking to take the visual quality of their games to a new level by implementing the newest lighting technologies found in Unity 5.
• This course explains the processes behind the technologies so that you can understand how the different systems work and make appropriate decisions for your games needs.
• This course is not an introduction to Unity 5. It focuses only on new and existing lighting features found in this software’s latest release.

How much does the Unity 5: Lighting Fundamentals course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 50% discount on the original price of the course, which was $29.99. So you save $15 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $18.0 of 394 Unity courses. So this course is 17% cheaper than the average Unity course on Udemy.

Does the Unity 5: Lighting Fundamentals course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Unity 5: Lighting Fundamentals has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Unity 5: Lighting Fundamentals course, but there is a $15 discount from the original price ($29.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Jesse Ryan McAdam a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Jesse Ryan McAdam has created 1 courses that got 405 reviews which are generally positive. Jesse Ryan McAdam has taught 5,612 students and received a 4.4 average review out of 405 reviews. Depending on the information available, Jesse Ryan McAdam is a TRUSTED instructor.
Unity Developer and 3D Generalist
I’m a big fan of movies and games and have been as long as I can remember. I have a bachelors degree in animation and after graduation worked at Disney Interactive on the Disney Infinite game franchise. For the last 3 years I’ve been working with Unity 3D among other software on architectural walkthroughs, product presentations, and interactive kiosks. I’m passionate about the world of 3D, and digital entertainment.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 0m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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