Hello Mateys! Welcome to LEARN@HOME with CGPirates.com - your frist step into learning how to do game development. This entire course has been designed for people who have an interest in learning how to do some simple game development but never thought they would have the time / skills / tools.
You do have the time, I have the skills and I will give you the tools FREE.
It has to start somewhere.
It has to start somehow.
What better place than here?
What better time than now?
Zach Dela Rocha.
This is MODULE ONE. This is all of the very basics you are going to need to get yourself up and walking with game development using Unreal Engine, a 3D application and the Quixel suite of tools. Those three things you should consider your toolbox! You are about to become a game developer!
After you have completed the entirety of MODULE ONE, you can either select to follow the training path that is set out by Captain OldBlue or you can browse what is available and top up your skills in things you think you may want to know first HOWEVER please do remember that this course is really designed as an end to end project. So;
If you want to learn gamedev and make a game with Captain OldBlue, do it sequentially startind with module one.
If you want to reference things to add to your allready existing knowledge, then please just work at your own pace.
And remember that we are there for you, to help you and to do whatever we can to support you. If you would like to tip us a few dollars for the work, please consider becoming a PATRON of the site where you will get lots of access to additional learning material!
If you can, set yourself some free time each day to learn and work on game development and learning. It helps to have a schedule as it will keep you focused.
It is easy to become distracted by something else and it is tempting to skip parts to get to something you think will be more interesting. Try not to as everything is a foundation that you might need.
Captain OldBlue (or Cris) knows that the root to learning is having fun and relaxing. You have a clear goal in what you are going to make and how it will be done, any time you find something stressful or hard, take a step back, relax and try it again a little later. Watch the lesson again and rewind to parts you do not understand. Ask a question in Discord if you like. DONT PANIC.
This is Captain OldBlue welcoming you again, this time to a talk about the software that you are going to need! The software will all be completely free - and that's LEGALLY free too. There are no shady dealings with CGPirates, and we want you to have a fun and responsible time!. The software you will be installing will be;
So follow along and learn why you need them and how you get them!
YARR MATEYS, this is Captain Oldblue here and in this video I discuss with you the hardware that you are going to need. you probably have it already, however it is best to check before we move on and get started with the software, so follow along and if you need to ask a question, please do! Yarrrr!
This is Captain OldBlue here and this is a talk about keyboards and mice!
To do game development we don't need those expensive Wacom tablets, those high end mice or indeed anything that you probably do not have already at your disposal! I use a simple backlit keyboard and a gamers mouse, and not an expensive one at that.
Watch and listen to the discussion about what you need and why you probably already have it!
So, like with the monitors, you do not need anything expensive to get started with game development, you just need the monitor you probably already have!
In this discussion, you will learn a bit more about monitors for game development, why you do not need to spend a fortune at all and what dual monitor setups are for!
So perhaps you need to upgrade just a tiny bit but you are not sure? This video discusses which upgrades you might need to make (and you probably do not need to) and in which order.
I discuss the very cheapest options to get a system up to doing game development at the lowest possible cost however, like I have said so many times, you probably have a really suitable system already!
Its FREE software mateys! In this talk and demonstration, I show you how to get your hands on Blender - the best free 3d software out there!
Well supported and part funded by Epic, the makers of Unreal Engine themselves, downloading and getting it installed really is incredibly easy so follow along!
3ds Max is a very expensive piece of software but also a fantastic one if you want to be able to quickly make and prepare 3d assets for your game project!
But if you are learning with CGpirates, you can get it free right now. Watch, listen and follow along to get your FREE student version of 3ds Max which will give you the latest version to use free of charge for three years, no flim-flammery needed!
The best game engine available AND it is completely free!
If you are wanting to make 3d games, platform games, cart trading games... anything at all, then Unreal Engine is the game engine you need on your computer!
Follow along, get it installed and running and you will have everything you need to start learning game development!
Hello Mateys! This is Captain OldBlue here and I am going to discuss with you about the Quixel tools while also showing how to download them, completely FREE of charge!
So watch, learn, GET and enjoy with CGpirates