VRChat Avatar Online Intermediate - starts Wednesday September 7th

VRChat Avatar Online Intermediate - starts Wednesday September 7th

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  • Date: September 7 – September 21
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm PST
  • Location: online classes via Discord

IMPORTANT  This is an Intermediate-Level Workshop. Prior experience with Blender and VRChat is necessary. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Otto directly at (619)354-3656  or email: otto@fxdojo.com

Class Description

Students will continue learning to build more sophisticated rigs for their own VRChat Avatar using Blender and Unity.  

Setup and requirements

Students must have a New User Trust Rank on VRChat in order to complete the process of publishing their avatar, and have it be viewable publicly. Several applications must also be downloaded and installed before class begins. This includes Discord, the popular chatroom app used by gamers worldwide. After registration, students will receive an email with simple instructions on how to prepare for class.

What you need:

  • PC or Mac
  • Reliable Internet connection
  • Discord (free download)
  • A Discord account (free)
  • Blender 3.2 (free)
  • Unity 2019 (free download)
  • VRChat account with New User Trust Rank

Texture Mapping vs Texture Painting

Texturing plays an important role in adding detail to your character. Learn efficient image mapping and painting workflows in Blender, as well as how to properly export and import into Unity.

Use this Class as an Introduction to Unity Game Engine

A video game engine is essential for compiling 3D models, environments, and animation into an interactive experience. Artists can market themselves exponentially with Game Engine skills, as many companies entering the Virtual Reality and Immersive Tech Sector are seeking artists with experience with Unreal Engine, Unity, and other Game Engines.

Import, Configure, and Add Component 

Configuring the model is where extra accessories and details can be added; for example, some characters have pointy "cat ears" which have different bone placement. One of the final steps is to "Add Component" which allows you to set up the VRC Avatar Descriptor.

Meet teacher Axel (he/him)

Axel is a concept artist who is well versed in 2D and 3D animation. He specializes in facilitating engaging online experiences for artists of all levels. 

Develop the discipline needed to succeed

Many students are tired of online classes, but staying focused on a computer is required in today's modern world. FX Dojo teachers provide a fun dose of creative screen time on a consistent basis. This gives young minds an example of how to use technology in a healthy way, showing art as an alternative to addictive social media and mind-numbing videogames. FX Dojo is committed to adapting and evolving Digital Art Education with the mental health of our next generation as a top priority. Please join us for these innovative online workshops!