January 2022 - Tutorial Challenge - Cinematics [CLOSED]


Start Date: January 21, 2022
Due Date: February 15, 2022 (by end of day, Pacific Time)


Each entrant is eligible for a payment of up to $350, with a minimum of $50 if the entry meets the minimum standards. The exact payment amount for each entrant will be based on the quality of the entrant’s work.


In video games, a cinematic is a short video scene often used to introduce the game, a new level, or to develop the story. Scenes are non interactive, and are created using a camera moving through the game world. The goal of this tutorial is to teach creators how to create and use cinematics in Core games.


Some of the topics to consider for your tutorial are listed below.

Override Camera
Describe how to use an override camera to replace the player camera.

Camera Settings
Explain what each of the camera properties do, and which properties you may want to adjust for cinematics.

Community Content

  • Cinematic Shot by standardcombo is widely used to create cinematics.
  • Explain how to use this CC in detail including properties, functionality, and implementation.
  • Explain how to trigger cinematics with events.
  • Describe how to chain multiple scenes together.

Other Topics

  • Common types of cinematic shots or techniques
  • Scene length
  • Transitions
  • Best practices


  • Publish a written and/or video tutorial on this topic to the Core forums as per the instructions in your application acceptance message.

  • Video tutorials must have voice overs in English.

Judging Criteria

  • Your work will be judged based on the Judging Criteria.

  • The above link also contains important information about best practices and other topics.


If you have any questions, then please visit the challenge board channels on the Core Discord server.


How To Apply

For instructions on how to apply, please visit the Tutorial Challenge Board Application Form post.


Submitting Your Tutorial

  • Your application acceptance message includes instructions on how to publish your tutorial.
  • Entrants must publish their tutorial by the deadline listed in the challenge in order to be considered for payment.
  • Failure to publish your tutorial on time may affect your eligibility for future challenges.


More Information

For more information about the rules, judging criteria, and other important information please visit the Tutorial Challenge Board Rules post.