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Turn your love of gaming into a career with this animation training

All those hours spent on video games might just come in handy for making your own.


Lauren Forgione

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Posted on Jun 24, 2020   Updated on Jun 24, 2020, 9:00 am CDT

When you hear the word “hardcore” you might think of the music, the fitness toxicity, or the NSFW variety. You probably won’t think of video game development. But if you absolutely freakin love gaming, you may want to consider turning that love into a career (that your parents can actually get on board with).

One way to do that is to learn video game animation and development. And one way to do that is to hook yourself up with this Hardcore Game Development and Animation Bundle. With 213 lessons on how to use industry-standard game creation software, the six courses in this online training are sure to get you going. Content is designed by Class Creatives, an organization that offers high fidelity 3D and game art education by industry pros from studios such as Walt Disney Animation, Walt Disney Television, Google, Nintendo, Naughty Dogg, Sony Computer Ent, Sucker Punch, Guerrilla Games, Infinity Ward, and more!

Coursework (some with a 5-star Udemy rating) includes lessons for beginners as well as more advanced guides on topics both broad and detailed. You’ll learn skills like VFX basics, body mechanics, character animation, dance animation, game design concept and environment artwork, character modeling and sculpting, 3D game development, character jump flip fundamentals, character rigging, next-gen fundamental workflow development, stylized game art, and more using software and tools such as Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine, Zbrush, PBR (no, not that one or that one), Substance, and Unity. 

There’s even a 21-lecture course all about the fundamentals of character sculpting and modeling on your iPad with Forger iOS and Apple Pencil. With helpful outlines to follow so you won’t miss a beat as you learn to create, this online training will get you one step closer to the career of your dreams. Normally $1200, the Hardcore Game Development & Animation Bundle is on sale for $30, a savings of 97%. 

Prices subject to change. 

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*First Published: Jun 24, 2020, 8:24 am CDT