Level Design Resources

 

Jobs

https://fiea.ucf.edu/industry/job-resources/

Videos to Watch

Designing Unforgettable Titanfall Single Player Levels with Action Blocks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkHGuHd9BgU

Helpful Websites

A digital museum of video game levels

https://noclip.website

 

Things to Read

 

Why I Failed for Years at Level Design and Game Environments

https://www.worldofleveldesign.com/categories/level_design_tutorials/why-i-failed-for-years-at-level-design-and-game-environments.php

Level Design/ BlueprintsUnreal Editor (UE)

Designer's guide to Unreal Engine keyboard shortcuts

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/tech-blog/designer-s-guide-to-unreal-engine-keyboard-shortcuts 

Lighting Essential Concepts and Effects

https://dev.epicgames.com/community/learning/courses/Xwp/lighting-essential-concepts-and-effects/W0K/lighting-basics

Level Design/ Blueprints

 

World of Level Design (also has great UE4 tutorial videos):

https://worldofleveldesign.com/

 

Informative articles on composition with many examples:

http://www.clement-melendez.com/portfolio/articles/push-pull/composition

http://level-design.org/?page_id=2274

 

Blueprints - If you learn by reading:

https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/Engine/Blueprints/index.html

Else, YouTube and downloading free blueprint projects from Epic and dissection them & practicing their tactics

C# scripting

 

Udemy (not free, but usually have good sales)

https://www.udemy.com/topic/c-sharp/

 

Paul & Ron

Once you have the basics, you can start making small apps/games to practice and use Paul and/or Ron if you get stuck

 

Google (not joking; lots of people looking for help online that most likely have your same question)

 

Get a free Visual Studio account to get access to Pluralsight trial for a limited time FREE – good resource to learn

LinkedIn Learning (free for all UCF Students)

 

Microsoft themselves (also free, yay)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/index (many links in their descriptions that lead to their free tutorials)

3D modeling

Mike Hermes on YouTube (free)

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y__tsqaKxxk

 

Also Pluralsight as mentioned for C#

 

Nick Z. and Cheryl 

Portfolio Websites

https://www.ryanwinterdesign.com