With the rapidly changing economic landscape, there is an unprecedented need for people to develop in-demand skills. That’s why, starting today, Unity Learn Premium will be available to everyone at no cost.
On March 19, we opened up Unity Learn Premium to the community, offering three months of complimentary access to this comprehensive source of real-time 3D learning content and live access to Unity experts. We could not have anticipated the economy and job market we find ourselves in today. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of jobs lost globally, and with figures like these, we know that this has impacted the livelihood of many people in our diverse community. The need to gain new skills quickly is more important than ever for those looking for new opportunities.
The response from the community has been overwhelming. Over 320,000 people have benefited from Learn Premium since we offered complimentary access. Clearly, Learn Premium is an important resource for our community, and we want to continue playing our part: today, we are announcing that Learn Premium will be accessible to everyone moving forward. By providing easy access to all of our real-time 3D online learning resources, we hope to bring you one step closer to reaching your goals.
Learning content to build in-demand skills
According to Hired.com’s “State of Software Engineering” report, demand for AR and VR talent grew by 1,400% over the last year, while demand for gaming and machine learning engineers grew by 146% and 89%, respectively. Unity is an important and growing component of each of these roles, and mastering Unity skills is key for both keeping pace with and staying ahead of the job market curve.
To get you started, we’ve highlighted some of the most useful Learn Premium content for job seekers and lifelong learners to develop these in-demand AR, VR, and AI skills. More than 350 hours of Learn Premium content are available on the Unity Learn platform, and our library will continue to grow as we add exciting new content and update our tutorials to 2019 LTS and beyond.
Artificial Intelligence for Beginners: Learn the most popular AI techniques used for creating believable game characters. The course features hands-on workshops designed to teach you about the fundamental AI techniques used in today’s games. By the end, you’ll have a good understanding of how AI works, how it’s used in games, and how you can use it in your own projects to take your game environments to the next level.
ML-Agents: Hummingbirds: We’ve partnered with Immersive Limit to create ML-Agents: Hummingbirds, an intermediate-level course that teaches you how to implement ML-Agents Release 1 through exercises, code walkthroughs, and helpful discussions. Learn how to train neural networks to perform a challenging task — getting hummingbirds with six degrees of freedom and complicated flight paths to their flowers. By the end of this course, you’ll have a good understanding of how you can harness the power of ML-Agents Release 1 to create intelligent agents and integrate them into your own Unity games and simulation projects.
AR/VR courses: To help you get started with the technology to create augmented reality and virtual reality experiences, we’ve compiled this list of our top AR and VR learning content that will teach you everything from AR/VR basics to how to create marketing apps and construction site tours with Unity.
Unity C# Survival Guide: This comprehensive guide to Unity C# can teach you how to code or strengthen the foundation you already have. If you are new to Unity C#, start at the beginning and proceed sequentially to get the best understanding of this object-oriented programming language. If you’re an experienced developer, you can skip ahead to the section that you’re most interested in mastering.
High Fidelity Game Visuals: Learn how to create AAA visuals with this intermediate-level course, where you’ll dive into the roles of character artist, environment artist, and lighting artist and learn the approach taken by each artist to deliver high-fidelity game visuals. You’ll then apply your learnings through creative challenges in a streamlined Unity Project.
We’re excited to continue offering you access to all of this high-quality learning content and hope it helps you work toward your goals. Thank you for learning with us.
Source: Unity Technologies Blog