Virtual Worldbuilding in Unreal Engine with David Reason

Saturday 23rd September 2023

Discover the potential of Unreal Engine 5 with David Reason in an immersive one-day workshop. Elevate your skills during the morning session as you grasp the fundamental tools. Delve deeper into landscape and open world environment design during the afternoon session.

Saturday 23rd September

10:00 to 13:00 Introduction to Unreal

14:30 to 17:30 Landscape and Environment Design

Sunday 24th September

10:00 to 13:00 Introduction to Unreal

14:30 to 17:30 Landscape and Environment Design

20 attendees per session

Workshop includes:

A one-day workshop consisting of a morning session (beginner) where attendees will be introduced to the basic tools of Unreal Engine 5, and an afternoon session (intermediate) delving deeper into landscape and environment design in Unreal. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have learned the basic tools of the software, created their own open-world environment, and rendered a still image using Unreal Engine 5.

Introduction to Unreal (Beginner) / 10:00 to 13:00

– Creating an Unreal Engine project

– User interface

– Viewport navigation

– Transform controls

– Creating a new level

– Adding and creating materials

– Introduction to Bridge

– Camera settings

– Rendering a still image

Landscape and Environment (Intermediate) / 14:30 to 17:30

– Creating a landscape

– Landscape sculpting

– Alpha Brushes

– Creating a landscape material

– Landscape painting

– Water system

– Sky and Atmosphere

– Procedural content generation framework


David Reason is a visual artist, creative technologist, and spatial designer. He holds a BSc in Architecture from BHT Berlin, as well as an MA in Interior and Spatial Design from the UAL. David uses game engines, immersive technologies, 3D printing, and metalwork to create immersive experiences, cinematics, virtual spaces, and physical objects.

David works as a specialist technician for new media at the London College of Fashion, where he offers expertise and guidance to students and staff working with digital media and immersive technologies. As part of his role at LCF, he has developed and delivered a series of technical workshops on virtual worldbuilding, 3D modeling, and game engines for both BA and MA students.


Attendees are asked to bring their own laptops (and a mouse) with Unreal Engine 5.2 or above installed prior to attending the workshop. It is also important that attendees consider the recommended machine specs to run Unreal Engine 5, please refer to the following page for detailed info

Attendees can book both sessions for the price of £70 or individual sessions for £40 each.

On the day of the event guests will be picked from the New Wing reception of Somerset House. This is based on Lancaster Place, following on from Waterloo Bridge. If lost please do call 02037017499

Address: Makerversity, New Wing, Somerset House, London, WC2R 1LA


Saturday 23rd September 2023

Somerset House
The Strand