So You Wanna Make Games?? | Episode 4: Environment Art - revartsgaming.com

So You Wanna Make Games?? | Episode 4: Environment Art

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In this video, the environment artists describe the process of actually building an environment—which is a huge amount of work! From planning a layout to modeling literally every tree, rock, building, prop that you see in the world, environment artists must be masters of prioritization and efficiency. They must understand that every decision is a trade off and focus on the things that are most critical to achieving the desired game experience.

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113 Comments

  1. Welp this is hella inspiring for a student to come across

  2. I love this series! Also, how in the world is everyone there so good looking?

  3. Is the music chosen in the expert intros ironic?

  4. Please please please, por favor por favor por favor. Still giving us this stuff. Sigan dándonos este material (y vayan más allá, vayan con contenido más profesional y de diseño)

  5. The information in this video is excellent, but the delivery feels like a gym teacher trying to hype up some kid in gym class during middle school. Maybe mature it up a bit?

  6. Riot should start doing a portfolio critique stream for "So You Wanna Make Games??"

  7. I looove these series, I just discovered this and I'm striving to be a better concept artist, but I studied 3D animation (and modelling, rigging, texturing, etc). But now I settled with my tablet and Photoshop.

  8. Yeah, reuse is a lot easier in 3D games due to Quaternion rotation. Not so much in 2D..

  9. What are those games in the video? All of them look fantastic! I wanna know the names!

  10. Not sure if this is the place to ask, but I am about to graduate college with a Landscape Architecture degree. I really want to get into 3D environment art for video games, but it's not the traditional path for my major at all, so I'm having a really hard time learning how to get there. I'm making a second portfolio, learning Python and teaching myself Unity. Do you have to be an art major or game development major to get into this career?

  11. the narrator deserves appreciation for this series as well

  12. aw shit Tony Tang works at Riot? Baller. Haven't seen that guy in some years…

  13. You show the result of what they do but you don't show what they actually do, like what software they use…etc

  14. Ohhhhh 1:20 Bad example… In this particular Far Cry they started to use procedural generation a lot. To great effect I might add!

  15. I just realized the artists have their Cintiq's standing up at complete 90 degree angles in the backgrounds.. I can't imagine anybody actually working on it at that angle… do they?? Is that the secret!?!?

  16. Riot you making us learn this to hire us in the future? In that case then count me in!

  17. What kind schooling would I need? Is architect involved?

  18. Thanks riot for guiding me to be what I really wanted to be!

  19. Woow, really loved the video! Now I'm gonna continue from the beginning ahahha I started with this one xD just caught my eye o/

  20. I love that Riot have created these videos I am studying and in my 2nd year of uni. Great Content guys!

  21. What programs should an environment artist handle?

  22. I loved the video a lot, thanks ! But the dubstep music was a bit out of place…

  23. Can you write in these videos which games are in the footage

  24. thanks riot ..this is very helpful video and your new game is awesome

  25. los angelos isn't an imaginary place it's actually real

  26. Wow, this series is incredibly informative and well made. And all the Riot staff are beautiful people with a strong fashion sense. Gotta up my game!

  27. Thank you for making these! It's really valuable and insightful.

  28. love the music in the intro, anyone know who wrote it/where its from?

  29. Are we gonna ignore the fact that we got rick rolled at 1:52

  30. I'm new to learning game development with Unity and this video is so awesome for inspiration and information!

  31. 1:51 yeah ngl, thought I was about to get rickrolled that drum noise actually gave me PTSD

  32. looks hard. i want make my own games , i'm realy confident about my programming skill, but art skill ?? no, iam suck at drawing thing. thlooks imposible to make game using one man army method.

  33. these videos are frekin immersive ! Keep up the good work. If it doesn't help its still entertaining 😛

  34. Thank you! This is really helpful! and easy to understand what environment artists do.

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