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Learn 3D art optimization for mobile with Arm

February 1, 2021 in Engine & platform | 2 min. read
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Our new course, 3D Art Optimization for Mobile Applications, is designed for technical artists and content creators. Upskill your mobile game dev skills with 8 hours of materials on optimizing geometry, shaders, lighting and more.

Mobile games can demonstrate a range of problems. A game may exhibit low frame rates, appear jumpy, make your phone warm, and use up considerable battery life. Throttling and frame rate drops can frustrate players and take away from the game’s experience.

These issues may be caused by a complex model or an unoptimized shader. But optimizing 3D assets for mobile devices can prove challenging because of the variety of mobile hardware and their differing capabilities and limitations. Artists and creators have to balance bringing their visions to life while working within the capabilities of mobile hardware.

We teamed up with our partner Arm to bring Unity creators a new intermediate-level Unity Learn course, 3D Art Optimization for Mobile Applications. Arm is the intellectual property (IP) semiconductor company behind the pervasive Arm Cortex® CPUs and Arm Mali GPUs.

What you’ll learn

We built this course to help technical artists and content creators deepen their understanding of how to produce performance-optimized 3D assets and scenes for mobile applications. With more than 8 hours of learning content, hands-on tutorials, and example files for you to explore, this course takes you through practical examples of 3D art optimization. You can choose to follow the course from start to finish or pick out specific topics that are relevant to you.

The course covers important fundamental topics in optimization and profiling. We cover geometry and how to make an application more efficient without sacrificing the artistry you want to achieve. You will learn how to compare the difference between available lights and light modes. Plus, you’ll uncover best practices that will keep shaders lightweight when running on mobile hardware with limited resources.

More resources

Once you’ve completed the course, check out Arm’s developer website. There you’ll find great in-depth guides and hands-on resources created specifically for Unity developers.


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February 1, 2021 in Engine & platform | 2 min. read
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