03.10.22 Unreal Engine 5 Bootcamp (Beginners +)

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Title: Unreal Engine 5 Bootcamp (Beginners +)

Facilitator: Escape Studios UK (Hussin Khan, Dominic Maher, Shaun Foster)

Dates: Monday October 3rd – Friday October 14th

Duration: 10.00am – 5.00pm (most classes a.m. 2 x pm) project work p.m

Venue: Remote/Online

Max Participants: 25

Cost: FREE (to qualifying candidates)

Unreal Engine enables game developers and creators across industries to realize next-generation real-time 3D content and experiences with greater freedom, fidelity, and flexibility than ever before. UE5 is arguably the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool.

Leverage game-changing fidelity

Bring incredibly immersive and realistic interactive experiences to life with ground breaking new features like Nanite and Lumen that provide a generational leap in visual fidelity, and enable worlds to be fully dynamic.

Build bigger worlds

Unreal Engine 5 provides the tools and assets you need to create truly expansive worlds for your players, participants, and stakeholders to explore, using content that scales.

Animate and model in context

New artist-friendly animation authoring, retargeting, and runtime tools—together with a significantly expanded modelling toolset—reduce iteration and eliminate round-tripping, speeding up the creative process.
Unreal Engine is used for :
  • Games
  • Film & Television
  • Architecture
  • Automotive Design
  • Broadcast & Live Events
  • Simulation & more

This Fundamentals of Unreal Engine 5 Bootcamp is designed for trainees who have some knowledge of 3D space whether used for animation, image manipulation or CAD for example, but may have little or no knowledge of Unreal Engine.

The Bootcamp will take place over 2 weeks, with tutor led classes in the morning and projects set for the afternoon, culminating in a student showcase on the last day.

By the end of the two weeks, trainees will have a good grasp of Unreal Engine and should be proficient in its use in a work placement environment.

This Bootcamp is not suitable for seasoned users of Unreal Engine.
If you are a seasoned, professional operator, see UE5 Workshop

  • DAY 01 – Monday 3rd October
    Intro to Unreal Engine 5
    Intro to Launcher, UE5 UI, Navigating, Manipulating objects
    Importing Objects
    Importing from DCC and using Datasmith

  • DAY 02 – Tuesday 4th October
    Static Meshes
    Collisions, Lightmaps and LOD

  • *SCHEDULE CHANGE – DAY 03 (2-5pm) – Wednesday 5th October
    Creating master materials and instances

  • *SCHEDULE CHANGE – DAY 04 (2-5pm) – Thursday 6th October
    Types of Lights, Light Baking vs Lumen

  • DAY 05 – Friday 7th October
    Lighting Pt 2
    Indoor and Outdoor lighting & Reflections

  • DAY 06 – Monday 10th October
    Quixel Megascans & Nanite

    Megascans & micropolygon geometry
  • DAY 07 – Tuesday 11th October
    Sequencer & Animation
    Sequencer & creating basic animations

  • DAY 08 – Wednesday 12th October
    Motion Design in Sequencer
    Create real-time 3D motion graphics

  • DAY 09 – Thursday 13th October
    Particle Effects in Niagara
    Basics of Niagara
  • DAY 10 – Friday 14th October
    Project delivery and showcase
    Review student projects/Panel Feedback & Advice

Skills connect initiatives are available to Freelancers who are between jobs and want to learn or transition to Unreal Engine 5.

Unemployed individuals or recent graduates who wish to upskill, cross skill or reskill.

Trainees are not required to have previous Unreal Engine experience but some Animation / 3D / graphics experience is necessary to keep up with the workshops.

Places are limited and in demand, so it is important you qualify under the above criteria.

Work placements may be available upon completion.

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Indicate on your application if you require remote access to a workstation.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Windows 10 64-bit, quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster, 8 GB RAM
  • macOS Big Sur, quad-core Intel, 2.5 GHz or faster, 8 GB RAM
  • Linux Ubuntu 18.04, quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster, 32 GB RAMPlus
  • Stable Internet Connection
  • Dual Monitor Set Up (Preferable)
  • Mic


Please Fill Out The Application Form Here.

Application Closing Date: Friday 16th September  COB.

IMPORTANT: Places are open to Republic of Ireland based participants only. Persons outside of the ROI do not qualify. 

For further information, please email manager@immersivetechnologiesskillnet.ie

For any technical issues when applying on the website please contact Jessica Bressan: jessb@imts.ie


  • Unreal Engine 5 Bootcamp
    3rd October 2022 - 14th October 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm