September 05th, 2022

VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS LAB

In summer 2022, Crater Training Center organized a unique learning experience regarding virtual environments for video games, film, and television.

Virtual Environments Lab was an educational program exploring different aspects of creating environments for different digital sets.

The program was focused on the Unreal Engine 5 workflow and presented a two-month prep process for the the sixth CGA conference – particularly for its online edition. All of the three environments created in Crater are used in the livestream production, one simulating a level in a video game, the other a movie set, and the third simulating a broadcast studio.

For us, this was an exciting opportunity to create stunning visuals for the conference together with the local CG community.

Virtual Environments Lab: FAQs

THE GOAL:

The main goal of the Virtual Environment Lab was to show key similarities and differences when it comes to designing environments for the needs of film, TV and game production by presenting the entire development process to the program participants and the CGA community.

KEY TOPICS COVERED ON THE LAB:

Scene development from idea to final product;
Introduction to Unreal Engine opportunities;
Modeling elements for scenes;
Level design and set design;
Creating different visual experiences and effects using post processing;
Scene optimization for film, TV and games;
Testing the final environments in a studio in front of a green screen with camera trekking.

MENTORS AND LECTURERS:

CGA’s educational program on creating virtual environments was held live in Crater Training Center from July 1 to August 27, 2022. Participation in the program included mandatory lectures, masterclasses, and practical work under the mentorship of experienced professionals.
Find the full list of the Lab’s inspiring tutors HERE

ENVIRONMENT SHOWCASE:

The environments created in the Lab will have their premiere in late September at the CGA Belgrade 2022 conference. The Lab participants and the conference visitors will have the opportunity to see these creations through the camera in real time.

WHO SUPPORTED THE LAB:

Virtual Environments Lab was organized by Crater Training Center and supported by our friends and sponsors from 3Lateral (Epic Games), Mad Head Games, Case3D Proptech Solutions, Crater Studio, Ubisoft Belgrade, UNA TV.