Creating Advanced Trim Sheet Textures for Games – In-depth Tutorial Course

Creating Advanced Trim Sheets for Games

Learn how a professional environment artist works when creating complicated trim sheets for games. You will learn how to create an entire environment using one single trim sheet texture. Including planning, blockout creation, trim sheet modeling, baking and texturing, final asset creation and UV unwrapping, unreal engine environment setup, lighting, and final presentation.

Environment art based on the amazing concept art from Stas Yurev


All the modeling will be done in Maya 2022, The trim sheet baking will be done using marmoset toolbag, final texturing using Substance 3D Painter and our planning and additional details will be done using Photoshop. The final environment setup will be done in Unreal Engine 5.

At the end of this course, you will have a deep understanding of how to create trim sheets for games. Along with how to do modular modeling, interior environment lighting and post effects, and much more!

14.5 HOURS!

This course contains over 14.5 hours of content – You can follow along with every single step – The course does enclose a few small-time lapses, this is just to speed up very repetitive tasks, the rest is done in real-time. However, we have also included the time-lapsed footage in real-time without narration.

We will start by doing our environment planning and creating the blockout. Then we will put our full focus on creating trim sheets (If you only want to learn about trim sheets, you can just skip to this part) The trim sheets will be created partly in Maya and the rest in Substance Painter.

After that, we will turn our blockout models into final and UV unwrap them on our trim sheet. Then we will get everything into unreal engine, create a special material with a lot of flexibility, do our scene lighting and post effects and after that, we will balance our trim sheet texture to work perfectly with our scene and do some final scene polish.


This game art tutorial is perfect for students who have familiarity with a 3d Modeling tool like Maya, Substance Painter, and Unreal Engine – Everything in this tutorial will be explained in detail and can also be replicated in 3ds max or blender as long as you know this software. However, if you have never touched any modeling or texturing tools before we recommend that you first watch an introduction tutorial of those programs (you can find many of these for free on YouTube or paid on this very website)


  • Maya 2022
  • Substance 3D Painter
  • Unreal Engine 5
  • Marmoset Toolbag 4 (can be replaced with Painter)
  • Photoshop


Emiel Sleegers is a senior environment artist and owner of FastTrack Tutorials. He’s worked on games like The Division 2 + DLC at Ubisoft, Forza Horizon 3 at Playground Games, and as a Freelancer on multiple projects as an Environment Artist and Material Artist.

There’s a total of 42 videos split into easy-to-digest chapters.
All the videos will have logical naming and are numbered to make it easy to find exactly the ones you want to follow.

Subtitles are offered for this tutorial in English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
Please note the subtitles are auto-generated and might not always be 100% accurate.


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