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On-Set Technical Artist - Level 3

Learn the fundamentals of using Unreal Engine for Virtual Production.  Come and join the Real-Time revolution! 

Available with our bespoke trainer or consultancy add-on.



What are the basics I need to learn for using Unreal Engine on-set?

This course builds on Level 1 to deliver the fundamentals required for anyone considering a career as a On-Set Technical Artist for Virtual Production.  It is a comprehensive introduction to Physically Based Rendering,  Asset Creation and Ingest, Lighting, Optimisation and Blueprints.

What you get:

Online training for the experts

Virtual Production magic

Access to the community

You'll receive exclusive access to the Final Pixel Academy training platform, where you can work your way through learning at your own pace.

Our courses are completely bespoke, unavailable anywhere else.

You will be invited to join the Final Pixel VP Insider Membership, as well as gain access to our dedicated private Final Pixel Academy Discord server where you can reach out to your instructor and fellow students..

Remote Workstation Access*

If you're not quite ready to invest in a workstation that can run a powerful games engine like Unreal, but still eager to learn, we have a cloud-based solution where you can access a remote workstation for a small fee, thus allowing you to learn Unreal Engine while using your current technology. Enquire within.

Fun, fierce, two days shooting, learning and working with the immensely talented crew and cohorts from Final Pixel Academy.


~ Final Pixel Academy student

Course Content

Module 1:

  • Introduction to Take Recorder

  • How to Record the Tracked Camera Movement

Module 2:

  • Introduction to Animation

  • How to Import Animations

  • How to Use Animations in a Scene

  • How to Alter Animations

  • How to Use Animated MetaHumans in a Scene

Module 3:

  • Special FX

  • Introduction to Particle Effects

  • How to Make and Edit Particle Effects

Module 4:

  • Advanced Optimisation: Virtual Textures

  • Advanced Optimisation: LOD Usage

Module 5:

  • How to Set Up Remote Control

  • How to Set up Remote Control to Smoothly Move an Actor

Module 6:

  • Perforce

  • What is Source Control

  • Perforce & P4V

  • Source Control Setup in Unreal Engine

  • Using P4V

  • Reverting Changes

  • Best Practice

  • Adding Marketplace Assets - Demo

Bonus Module 7:

  • Light Setup for Intereriors

Download the course catalogue for full details

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Recommended Duration



Final Pixel Academy 

Masterclass Certificate

Start date

Computer requirements

Delivery & Support


2 Weeks

2 - 3 hours per week


On Set Technical Artist Level 1

Online classes with support

Able to run Unreal Engine 5.3

Rolling - at own leisure

Welcome to the future of filmmaking

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