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A library of our top courses covering the key skillsets necessary for a career in games, film, XR, and the metaverse. 
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Form & Figure: A 2-Day Digital Sculpting Masterclass

With Erick Sosa

March 2nd & 3rd, 10 AM - 12 PM PST 

$179 $79

Learn how to create freely from your imagination!

Walk away with an improved ability to sculpt OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

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Program Info Session

Free, Live, Virtual, 1 hour long

Thursday, March 14th at 10:30 AM PST

During this info session, we will help you discover if one of our programs is a good fit for you at this point in your life. Gain industry insights and get all of your questions answered! 

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PRE-RECORDS

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Stylized Fantasy Prop Pack - NEW!

9 modules - Pre-Record 

New/Beginner

$99 $49

Adventure into the creation process of 3D stylized props. This course is great for those who are getting started in the world of 3D art!

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Advanced Environment Art 

8 modules - Pre-Record 

Beginner/Intermediate

$399 $299

This course will go through the full process of modeling and sculpting environments in Unreal Engine using photogrammetry.

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Armor for Games 

6 modules - Pre-Record 

Beginner/Intermediate

$399 $319

Learn how to create a convincing set of armor from high poly to low poly, texturing and presentation.

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Character Facial Sculpting 

9 modules - Pre-Record

Intermediate/Advanced

$399 $299

Learn the full process of modeling and sculpting character portraits and produce a portfolio-ready character portrait.

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Coding for Creatives - FREE!

6 modules, Pre-Record

Beginner-Advanced

FREE

Learn the Fundamentals of Coding with this free 6 module course that will teach you the core programming concepts!

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Creating Cinematic Environments in Unreal Engine 5 

5 modules - Pre-Record

Beginner/Intermediate

$299 $107

Learn how to build a high quality cinematic style environment from start to finish using UE5. All assets and resources are included!

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2.5D Matte Painting 

7 modules - Pre-Record

Intermediate

$299 $249
Take your matte painting to the next level creating a 2.5D environment and launch your career in VFX. Learn to create truly photo realistic environments. 
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Grooming for Games 

6 modules - Pre-Record

Beginner/Intermediate

$399 $299
The course will go through the full process of real time hair creation for games.
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Houdini FX 

9 modules - Pre-Record

Intermediate

$399 $299
Learn Houdini simulations, 3rd party rendering, disintegration, vellum, and dust & debris. Students will build all setups by node.
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Marvelous Designer 

10 modules - Pre-Record

Intermediate/Advanced

$499 $299

This course will take you through the entire clothing design pipeline, using Marvelous Designer students will be constructing a portfolio ready fashion design.

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Realtime FX in Unreal Engine 

9 modules - Pre-Record

Intermediate/Advanced

$299 $129

Learn how AAA game studios use Houdini and Unreal Engine to create real-time vfx for games.

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Sculpting Miniatures 

6 modules - Pre-Record

Beginner/Intermediate

$399 $299
Learn the full process of sculpting and preparing models for 3D printing. Sculpt hair, beards, weapons, and more!
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Vegetation for Games 

6 modules - Pre-Record 

Beginner/Intermediate

$299 $249

This course will take you through the entire vegetation pipeline, using Blender and Unreal and students will be constructing a tree.

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BUNDLES

Get multiple courses at a discount! You can spread the courses out over multiple semesters.

Course Bundle - Pick 2

Pick Two Courses

Beginner-Advanced

$1484 $1113

With our Course Bundle, you can save big by purchasing any two Vertex Courses at the same time.

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Pre-Record Bundle - Pick 2

Pick ANY Two Pre-Record Courses

Beginner-Advanced

$500

With our Pre-Record Course Bundle you can save big by purchasing any two Pre-Record Vertex Courses at the same time.

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Advanced Environment Art 

6 modules

Beginner/Intermediate

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This course will go through the full process of modeling and sculpting environments in Unreal Engine using photogrammetry.

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Anatomy for Artists

8 weeks, 1+ hour live sessions

All Levels 

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Rey will make anatomy more accessible than anyone thought possible. You will learn all the fundamentals of anatomy, in a streamlined fashion.

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Artistic Human Anatomy

6 weeks, 1+ hour live sessions

All Levels 

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Become a master of artistic human anatomy and gain the CONFIDENCE to achieve your artistic goals!

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Character Concept Design

6 modules

Intermediate/Advanced

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This course will take you through the full process of creating concept art for video games. 
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Character Creation for Games

9 modules

Beginner/Intermediate

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Learn how to apply practical workflows to create a game-ready character, from start to finish with a top industry pro.
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Character Creation for Games in UE5  

12 modules

Beginner/Intermediate

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Learn all the steps in the pipeline and understand how to prepare your character for final presentation in Unreal Engine.

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Digital Sculpting Mentorship

Beginner-Advanced

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Meet with Vertex School Founder Ryan Kingslien for 10 LIVE sessions over 10 weeks. Receive personalized guidance and one-on-one feedback on your progress as you move through the stages of creating your character.

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Environment Tech Art for Unreal Engine Artists 

8 weeks, 16 live sessions!

Intermediate/Advanced

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Certified Live Online Training Program: Mastering cutting-edge technologies in Unreal Engine for Game Development Professionals. 
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From Concept to Table Top 

6 modules

Intermediate

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Learn how to apply practical workflows to create a 3D printed miniature, from concept to table top.
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Game Development: Create an Action RPG

7 modules

Beginner/Intermediate

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Develop everything from the environment, the animations, the action and reactions, the enemy attacks, projectiles, widgets for the UI, tracking health and more!

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Hard Surface Modeling

6 modules

Intermediate/Advanced

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Learn the workflows for sculpting hard surface in ZBrush with the objective of producing a game ready asset.
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Houdini FX 

9 modules

Intermediate

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Learn Houdini simulations, 3rd party rendering, disintegration, vellum, and dust & debris. Students will build all setups by node.
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Lighting for Games 

6 modules

Intermediate

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The course will go through the full process of designing Lighting for 3D games using Unity, CryEngine and Unreal.
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Sculpting Jewelry Designs with ZBrush

6 weeks, 1+ hour live sessions

Beginner/Intermediate

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The course will go through the full process of sculpting jewelry designs and preparing models for 3D printing using ZBrush.

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Sculpting Miniatures - REMASTERED! 

6 modules

Beginner/Intermediate

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Learn the full process of sculpting and preparing models for 3D printing. Sculpt hair, beards, weapons, and more!
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Virtual Production for VAD Artists

8 modules

Beginner/Intermediate

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This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts and skills that will help get your foot in the door to Virtual Production.

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