What’s New on ArtStation Learning – 28/04/2021

There’s plenty to be excited about in this week’s ArtStation Learning roundup! From creating VFX with Unreal Engine and Substance Designer to learning creature anatomy, get ready for a compelling content roundup.


Creating Real-Time VFX in Unreal Using Substance Designer

Creating Real-Time VFX in Unreal Using Substance Designer

by Bruno Afonseca


In this four-part series, Bruno shows how to leverage Substance Designer in the creation of real-time VFX in Unreal Engine. Viewers will learn how to use the full range of tools available for making shapes, noises, and creating complex materials and particle systems. By the end of the series, viewers will learn how to recreate a magic healing spell visual effect.

  • Part 1: Bruno walks through the Substance Designer interface and tools, exploring the most interesting ones for VFX work.
  • Part 2: Bruno shows how to use Substance Designer to create several textures for a healing spell effect.
  • Part 3: Learn how to create a basic scene in Unreal, and use the textures made in part 2 to create the materials the healing spell effect requires.
  • Part 4: Bruno shows how to create a particle system using the materials created in part 3, and then how to use Sequencer to render a video of the finished effect.

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The Trojan Horse Was a Hippogriff: Equine Creature Design with Terryl Whitlatch

The Trojan Horse Was a Hippogriff: Equine Creature Design with Terryl Whitlatch

by THU TV

Horses of all stripes and species are by far the most important animals for a creature designer to understand. After all, they are the animals that appear the most in art history, literature, animation, games, and film, and are foundational to all kinds of imaginary creatures. In this masterclass, join Terryl Whitlatch as she introduces you to the fundamentals of horse anatomy, shares many imaginative equines of her own creation, and guides you in designing a carnivorous flying steed – a hippogriff – of your own.

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Beyond Anatomy: Creating Creaturely Characters One Can Believe in with Terryl Whitlatch

Beyond Anatomy: Creating Creaturely Characters One Can Believe in with Terryl Whitlatch

by THU TV

Understanding human and animal anatomy is fundamental to effective creature design. But, how does one apply this knowledge to creating creaturely characters that we – and our audience – care about and truly believe in? Terryl Whitlatch shares her methods of imbuing soul, psychology, and personality into the design of all kinds of animal characters, both real and imagined.

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Post Apo Girls Process Demonstration with Serge Birault

Post Apo Girls Process Demonstration with Serge Birault

by THU TV

During this live demonstration, Serge Birault paints a digital picture from his Post Apo Girls series in Photoshop while also talking about his process.

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Climb Your Own Mountain with Maciej Kuciara

by THU TV

Concept Designer Maciej Kuciara provides an informative and inspiring talk about finding one’s way as a professional artist. Learn how to fulfill your dreams and tackle life’s obstacles that appear in your way.

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How To Get Out of Art Slumps with Daniel Orive and Tyson Murphy

How To Get Out of Art Slumps with Daniel Orive and Tyson Murphy

by THU TV

Are you in an “art slump” and looking to get inspired? Along with tips about how to grow as an artist, Daniel Orive & Tyson Murphy talk about their lives, the events that formed them as artists, and what helped them grow into eventually working together at Riot.

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