A Kaze Review Presents – Eat3D – UDK An Intro & Application

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kaze369's picture
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Topic: Eat3D - Unreal Development Kit, An Introduction And Application

 

Instructor: Sjoerd “Hourences” De Jong
 
This is a great tutorial that covers all the basics of the Unreal Development Kit. The instructor covers the material very well and explains with a fair amount of detail about what he’s doing and why. The DVD is structured so that the viewer can start creating a simple level in UDK and eventually a highly detailed environment with lighting, post processing, simple animation and even sound. If you’re new to UDK, you’ll find a wealth of information and should be watched multiple times. If you’re an experienced user, like me, you’ll get very valuable tips especially in the second half of the DVD. The most valuable chapters in this DVD, at least for, were chapters 11-19. The chapters on lighting, post processing and water effects are worth the most and should be used as a reference for any experienced user. If you happen to be a professional, you find some tips here and there but overall you probably already know most of the material in this DVD.
 
 
Beginner users: 9.5
Intermediate Users: 8
Professional Users: 6
My Final Score: 8
 
 
 
Scoring is between 1-10, 1 being the lowest score, 10 being the highest score.
kaze369's picture
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that's weird, what's all this code?

Riki's picture
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 Thanks kaze,

That happens sometimes when you paste from another program, that may can be avoided by using the paste from word icon in the editor. Appreciate the review mate!

-Riki

dank0723's picture
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This is a very solid Intro To video.  New users will learn a wealth of knowledge on getting a scene up and running in no time. 

Sjoerd makes everything easy to understand and follow. His voice is fairly pleasant to listen to, which is a good thing as training videos go.  I love the fact that he calls lighting, lightNing, hehe. Eye-wink   Anyways, It's good that he iterates on snaps and scale which is an important thing for the editor.  I also agree, the second half is when existing users of the editor will pick up some nice tips and tricks.  Its nice to see that he goes into adding particular volumes (lightmass,water, blocking), as well as seeing some post processing tricks, which I have not seen in any other videos.  The water and bird particles are a very nice touch.  Its also great to see he added the simple door opening animation which will get newer users familiar with Kismet and Matinee. The tips and tricks/polish section at the end has some VERY useful tips as well.  Although, it would have been nice to see him spread those out throughout the video instead of all at once, but its great that he added them.  The video is put together very tightly, and the order that he goes in with his level creation is very balanced.  Overall an awesome addition to the already great library of Unreal videos on the site.  I HIGHLY recommend this to all new users of UDK, and even experienced users will pick up some great tips and tricks along the way.  Its always great to see someone else's workflow to further your own!  Great job guys!  Smiling

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kaze369 wrote:

Topic: Eat3D - Unreal Development Kit, An Introduction And Application

 

Instructor: Sjoerd “Hourences” De Jong
 
The DVD is structured so that the viewer can start creating a simple level in UDK and eventually a highly detailed environment with lighting, post processing, simple animation and even sound. If you’re new to UDK, you’ll find a wealth of information and should be watched multiple times. If you’re an experienced user, like me, you’ll get very valuable tips especially in the second half of the DVD. The most valuable chapters in this DVD, at least for, were chapters 11-19. The chapters on lighting, post processing and water effects are worth the most and should be used as a reference for any experienced user.
 
 
Beginner users: 9.5
Intermediate Users: 8
Professional Users: 6
My Final Score: 8
 
 
 
Scoring is between 1-10, 1 being the lowest score, 10 being the highest score.

I agree with the fisrt post totally...basically,he mentioned all the key points of the tutorial package.
Hopefully,more Videos like this will be released in near future...they do help all users of all level of experience;because there is always something or tricks we dont realize is possible or available within UDK.
Please keep these projects going...and thanks for all the efforts to make this DVD reality.
My overall score =>> 8.5

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