CreateAccess boosts socioeconomic mobility by providing onramps to 3D creation through exposure education.
Our freely available, hands-on microcourses for beginners ignite curiosity, instill confidence, and build bridges to further experimentation, education, and career paths.
Fortnite Island created with Unreal Editor for Fortnite by Neil Morrison
3D model created with Polycam by Fernanda Paredes
Build a unique Fortnite island using the newly-released Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN)! First, use Polycam, a phone-based photogrammetry app, to create 3D models from everyday, real-world objects. Next, import your models into a Fortnite island using UEFN, and use UEFN's modeling tools to refine your model's appearance. Use your imagination and experiment with UEFN's robust creation tools to keep building your 3D experience.
ACCESS THE FULL MICROCOURSE ON THE MICROCOURSES HUB
3D Model created with Polycam and Blender by Avery Shorter
Fortnite Island created with Unreal Editor for Fortnite by Joshua DeStefano
CreateAccess uses a microcourse model to engage beginners in 3D creation. Our microcourses:
Our three stage, iterative strategic plan engages educators; students as both participants and contributors; and the tech industry to create and facilitate 3D creator microcourses, and build a hub of exposure education for everyone to enter the field.
CreateAccess is grateful to work with Malvern Preparatory School as its formative partner in microcourse creation and piloting.
Bentley Systems provides office space for the CreateAccess summer 2023 team.
BostonGFX (GFX=Graphics for Everybody) aims to equip learners with comprehensive skills in Computer Graphics and XR through interactive learning experiences at UMass Boston, the third most diverse university in the nation. BostonGFX will use CreateAccess microcourses to support hands-on, project-based learning opportunities for students.
CreateAccess is a member of the Metaverse Standards Forum to collaborate on building an open and interoperable metaverse with approachable learning opportunities for everyone.
CreateAccess develops freely available microcourses for Unreal Editor for Fortnite.
CreateAccess is seeking organizations and individuals to collaborate with us as contributors, implementation partners, and volunteer facilitators.
Any individual creator, organization, or program is encouraged to use and adapt the freely-available materials on our Microcourses Hub. Our microcourse materials have been tested with a range of ages in settings as diverse as schools, summer programs, and a boxing gym. If you would like support with implementing a microcourse or to discuss working with CreateAccess to develop or adapt a microcourse specific to your needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you love supporting new creators and exploring 3D creator tools, we'd like to connect you with our implementation partners and support you with our microcourse materials to help you facilitate a microcourse. Contact us at email@example.com
CreateAccess is facilitating a community-driven hub for exposure education for 3D creators. If you have a 3D creation tool you love and would like to create content that helps beginner creators learn to use it, contact us to collaborate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photogrammetry model editing in Blender by John Dailey
CreateAccess loves sharing information about our work and opportunities to support beginner 3D creators! Check out materials from some of our recent events below.
Liz Dailey, CreateAccess Co-Founder & Executive Director, presented with Steve Isaacs, Education Program Manager, Epic Games, and Cathy Cheo-Isaacs, Education Operations Manager, Epic Games about CreateAccess’ foundational work to engage beginners in 3D creation using the Unreal Editor for Fortnite.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference
June 2023, Philadelphia, PA
Epic Games Secondary Educator Summit
August 2023, Virtual
Liz Dailey, CreateAccess Co-Founder & Executive Director; Kevin Quinn, CreateAccess Educator Consultant; and Ben Donohue, CreateAccess Student Communications Manager & 3D Creation Instructor, presented CreateAccess' microcourse model and its potential for social impact to more than 150 educators in the Epic Games community during the session “Onramps to 3D Creation Through Exposure Education.”
Click to access the presentations from the Secondary Educator Summit on the
Epic Games Dev Community