This mentorship will go through the full process of real time grooming for games. The focus will be understanding the logic behind hair cards and establishing a workflow to create hair cards and render in unreal engine. Mentees will learn how to get the most out of the various tools to get the best results.
By the end of the mentorship, students will learn how to properly create real time hair and understand key components on hair cards and volume for optimal rendering. They will also have gained knowledge on how to troubleshoot new problems or tasks.
This mentorship will consist of eight weeks. You’ll learn core hair modeling, development skills and workflows at your own pace. This provides a unique opportunity for mentees to elevate their skillset no matter what skill level they enter into the mentorship with.
By the end, you will...
- Understand the philosophy behind hair cards
- Understand expressions and details on how they can be used.
- Have mastered your way through the hair cards pipeline.
- Have created your own unique hairstyle with a presentation rendered in Unreal.
Invest In Yourself
A Program Designed For You
This isn't your run-of-the-mill lesson plan. This mentorship is designed to help you grow your individual skill set. It's not about creating the perfect hairstyle, although that's definitely a focus of the mentorship.
More than that, it's about growing and refining the skills you need to succeed in the industry. Whether you're a beginner looking for a foundational education that can carry you into your professional career, you're already advanced in grooming for games but you're struggling to land a job, or you're a working professional looking to gain new mastery and level up your skill set.
This mentorship is an investment in yourself. Put in the time, work with your mentor, and you will be shocked at the amount of progress you can make.
Learn At Your Own Pace
Here at Vertex, we understand...
No two people are going to have the exact same level of comprehension for every course subject. No two people are perfectly equipped to learn in the same way, at the same pace. No two people are going to benefit the same way from the same type of instruction.
Ditch the factory model of education. Let us tailor your mentorship to you. We are committed to our mentees' success, and along with that comes the understanding that every learner is different.
No matter what skill level you're entering the mentorship at, we will provide you with the education to expand your skill set. Whether you're a total beginner looking for a solid foundation, or a working professional looking to fine-tune your skills. This is for you.
What We'll Cover
Hair theory. How to use Xgen to create the splines needed for hair cards. Includes basic usage of xpressions.
Card Theory / Card Creation
Pros and cons of putting shapes into texture vs card geo. Benefit of chunks of hair using several cards vs 1 bent card.
Make Asset #1
How to place chunks of hair. Start and finish the base layer of the hair
Make Asset #2
Complementing flow / breaking flow. Creating volume by offseting height of chunks next to each other
Make Asset #3
Understanding/Creating Flyaways. Where and how they should be seen.
Finalize In Unreal
Importing asset into Unreal and set up hair benchmark shader
About Johan Lithvall
Johan is an experienced Character Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the computer games industry across multiple AAA titles. He specializes in real time rendered hair, with experience from Horizon Zero Dawn in setting up pipelines, creating benchmark content and educating outsourcing vendors in the creation of efficient, high quality hair.
He was responsible for the production of hair and general character R&D for The Walking Dead at Starbreeze studios using Unreal Engine.
Johan is currently freelancing as hair specialist geared towards the games/realtime industry.
Our Mentees Go Places
Study From The Comfort Of Your Own Home
The World Is Changing
Why should you have to travel across the world to learn from excerpts? For that matter, why should you have to travel outside of your home?
Times are changing, and as technology advances, it becomes easier and easier to learn from experts without having to leave the comfort of your own home. It's never been easier to connect with top talent from around the world.
Our mentorships are done 100% online, so that you can advance your skill set without having to sacrifice 2 hours a day in traffic, or uproot your life to move to across the world.
Not only is this a time-saver, but it also will help you to learn better. It's no secret that people learn best when they are in an environment that they feel comfortable in. What better location than your own home, in your own chair and at your own desk?
Choose your enrollment option:
2 Monthly Payments
- 8 weeks of LIVE Q&A
- Critiques of your work every week
- Detailed technique walk throughs
- Community access to Discord Server
- Life time access to streams & downloadable videos.