Magic Shield: Production-Level FX Breakdowns

Instructor: Guillermo Couceiro Salido
Included with VFX-A All Access

Breakdown a magical shield made in Unreal Engine 5 using the Niagara particle system. As a bonus, learn how to import your VFX into the Unreal Editor for Fortnite. 

In All Access

88 Minutes

This course includes nearly and hour and a half of training in 5 lessons.

Skill Level

Intermediate Level Three course for 2D/3D VFX artists. 

Videos & Files

This course includes downloadable project files to follow along.

Instant Access

This course is immediately available to All Access members. 

Course Breakdown

Lesson overview.


Get a quick introduction to your instructor for this set of lessons, Guillermo! 

Particle System Breakdown 

Let's get started with a walkthrough of the particle systems that make up this starry shield and learn how they work together.

Artistic Choices

Guillermo takes us through the journey from his original effect to the final, and explains what you should keep in mind as your work through your own effects.ting.

UE Production & Optimization

Learn about optimization and tips and tricks for creating your effects with a production environment in mind.


Importing to Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN)

Take your own effects into UEFN and check them out in Fortnite!

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  • Project Files + Assets
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