The Unreal Engine may seem like a puzzle that can only be solved by advanced users, but it’s not that complicated once you get the basics down, and the results are definitely worth it. Whether you’re a game developer, 3D artist, or cinematographer, you’ll find channels worth checking out in this list.
Just like we did for the Unity Game Engine, we are compiling the best channels that will allow you to learn Unreal.
Best youtube channels to learn Unreal Table of Contents
1) Unreal Engine
Again, there’s no better way to learn all about an app than to watch the developer’s tutorials about it. the official Unreal Engine YouTube channel is not exactly beginner-friendly, but it’s a great source of learning material! The Unreal Engine YouTube channel is not exactly beginner-friendly, but it’s a great place to learn! The best thing about the Unreal Engine channel is a) the variety of content, including tutorials, presentations, webinars, new feature breakdowns, etc., and b) the fact that it’s free. The best thing about the Unreal Engine channel is a) the variety of content – tutorials, presentations, webinars, new feature breakdowns, etc., and b) the large number of very talented creators (including Epic Games Principal Technical Artist Ryan Brucks, Paulo Souza, Martina Santoro, and many others) who share their knowledge of working with the Unreal Engine.
DevAddict is a game developer who makes tutorials for the Unreal Engine. For game developers, there are no surprises here. Most of the lessons are not for complete beginners, but mainly for those interested in game design and creating powerful dynamic visuals (although there are a few videos that are useful for artists, such as a video explaining the difference between Dynamic Lighting and Baked Lighting in UE4). DevAddict has detailed, beginner-friendly tutorials that are easy to understand “even if you’ve never opened UE4 before.” Overall, you’ll find many lessons on UE4 and UE5, ranging from creating shaky effects to designing multiplayer games in the Unreal Engine.
3) Unreal Sensei
Zach Unreal Sensei is a California-based creator of tutorials for Unreal Engine 4 and 5. Zach’s beginner tutorials are specifically designed for people with zero knowledge of how the software works and how to use it. The lesson for absolute beginners spans four hours (well, no one said it was easy), but by the end of it, you will be familiar with materials, lighting, reflections, rendering in UE, and will be able to create photorealistic landscapes. Apart from the beginner-friendly introductory lectures, Zach also has some great UE4 and UE5 tutorials for advanced users.
4) William Faucher
This is a tutorial by a VFX/CGI artist with 11 years of experience in the entertainment industry. William has worked on VFX and CGI for Marvel’s Black Panther and HBO’s Watchmen. If you want to know how to create an Oscar shot that will amaze everyone, check out William’s tutorials. Almost all of the video lessons are quick and straightforward, and will help you learn how to design cinematic scenes using the Unreal Engine’s most powerful tools. You’ll get information on rendering, lighting, UDIM, and other important things within UE4. This tutorial does not cover the absolute basics of the Unreal Engine, so a basic knowledge of the software is highly recommended.
5) Smart Poly
Whether you’re a beginner feeling confused about the Unreal Engine workspace or a seasoned user looking to deepen your knowledge of the software, you’ll find plenty of useful UE4 and UE5 tutorials on Smart Poly’s channel. You’ll find tutorials on how to create open-world maps, photorealistic landscapes, recreating Among Us using the Unreal Engine, and much more. Smart Poly also has a great tutorial on how to design characters and create organic, realistic movement in the Unreal Engine. Like the DevAddict channel, this channel is recommended for anyone interested in game development using the Unreal Engine.
6) Cinematography Database
You are in cinema, and you would like to understand how Unreal could improve your production pipeline? Then this channel is certainly for you, Matt Workman is a cinematographer who publishes incredibly detailed tutorials for creating breathtaking visuals within the Unreal Engine. For artists looking for tips on how to create stunning cinematic shots, this channel is the place to go. Matt explains in detail how every scene is created and covers every step of the process, but if you’re not familiar with the Unreal Engine at all, these tutorials can be a bit daunting. If you are not at all familiar with the Unreal Engine, these tutorials may be a bit daunting.
Bev, the creator of the Underscore channel, is an Australian artist and game developer, and if you’re creating games with the Unreal Engine, you’ll find a lot of useful information in this channel. Bev recreates some of the coolest effects from popular video games (Fortnite, Skyrim, PUBG, etc.) in UE4 and explains how to use the different tools and features in the app (materials, brushes, occlusion masking, etc.). Even if you come to this site for 3D art and not for game creation, you will find several tutorials that will help you better understand the UE4 workflow. You can learn how to create realistic landscapes, simulate cloth, use PBR materials within the Unreal Engine, and much more.
8) VR Division
A youtube channel helping other people not always related with game development around the world build projects that inspire them with Unreal Engine, very good with architectural concepts and the usage of Unreal in areas of application different from just developing games.
9) J HILL
A very interesting channel for Game Artists that want to get into the Unreal train. It includes several good tutorials on how Unreal can help artists in creating really good art that can shine by itself. The channel is managed by a professional character artist in the games industry, who wants to help people that are interested in Digital Art! Subjects like 3D Character art, Zbrush sculpting and modeling, Game art, and Rendering; by sharing some of his thoughts, experiences and techniques.
Whether it’s tutorials or time-lapses, he is creating helpful videos for those interested in digital sculpting and art that are informative and entertaining.
10) Awesome Tuts
Not specifically focused on Unreal, but also in other engines ( like our own channel), the materials covered are very good and very intuitive to follow. It has a very good blog associated with it where the author is expanding more information in specific topics.
11) World of Level Design
The vision of game and level design into Unreal. A very good channel that is only focused on the creation of game worlds, and game environment art. The channel is run by AlexG. who is algo managing the blog WorldofLevelDesign.com, both channel and blog have the purpose to create tutorials through which you can learn how to design your own levels (maps) and create your own game environment art.