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46 Lessons
Beginner

What Will You Learn?

  • How to create visual effects from scratch using various software
  • How to use Autodesk Maya to create 3D models
  • How to use Adobe Photoshop to create textures
  • How to use Adobe After Effects to composite a live-action shot
  • How the entire process of finishing a visual effects shot looks like

Curriculum

4h 15m
Section 3: Tutorial Section 1: Shooting the Video
02:40
Section 4: SCENE 2: Welcome to the Studio
02:20
Act 1: The Project Begins
00:51
Act 2: Project Diary Entry - Day #1
01:29
Section 5: Tutorial Section 2: 3D Modelling & Texturing
1:46:44
Autodesk Maya Interface Walkthrough & Software
09:10
Basic 3D Modelling
17:34
Using Curves & Surfaces
18:49
Refining the Details
12:43
SCENE 2B, Act 1: Mystery Call
00:31
Basic Materials & Texturing
09:19
UV Texture Mapping & Photoshop
04:50
Photoshop Interface Walkthrough & Software
07:13
Working with UV Maps in Photoshop
13:15
Finishing the Textures
13:20
Section 6: SCENE 3: Of Mystery, Calls & Figures
01:14
Act 1: Mystery Guest
00:37
Act 2: Project Diary Entry - Day #5
00:37
Section 7: Tutorial Section 3: 3D Animating & Lighting
1:05:41
Understanding 3D Animation
09:00
Simple 3D Animation
05:14
Animating with References
16:28
SCENE 3B, Act 1: Studio Montage
00:45
3-Point Lighting Setup
06:36
Setting Up the Render
10:21
Multi-Pass Rendering
17:17
Section 8: SCENE 4: It's Coming
00:58
Act 1: Followed
00:48
Act 2: Get Back to It
00:10
Section 9: Tutorial Section 4: Tracking & Compositing
1:03:10
After Effects Interface Walkthrough & Software
06:04
2D Tracking
08:26
SCENE 4B, Act 1: Snacking
00:06
Basic Compositing
16:31
3D & Live-Action Compositing (Part 1)
16:31
3D & Live-Action Compositing (Part 2)
08:04
Compositing with Sound
03:01
SCENE 4B, Act 2: Up the Ante
00:16
Rendering & Exporting the Sequence
04:11
Section 10: SCENE 5: The Record
02:17
Act 1: Time to Send
00:45
Act 2: The Call
00:22
Act 3: Closing with Bonus Scene
01:10
Section 11: BONUS
06:08
Networking
Bonus Lecture: NEW "VFX Production On-Set: Becoming a Visual Effects Supervisor"
Bonus Lecture: Access ALL Our VFX Courses Here
Bonus Lecture: "How to Get a Job in Hollywood"
01:01
Bonus Act: Call to Action
00:53

Description

Requirements

  • Autodesk Maya (software and basics)
  • Adobe After Effects (software and basics)
  • Adobe Photoshop (software and basics)

About the Instructor

Vicki Lau

Multi-Hyphenate Artist, VFX Pro, TEDx & Keynote Speaker
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Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects in film and television and computer programming. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead. Since then, she has worked on movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, War for the Planet of the Apes and the recent Aquaman.

At only 24 years of age, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures.

She gave a TEDx talk on visual effects and virtual reality in May 2016 at Napa Valley, CA and in November 2018, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at Elliott Masie's Learning 2018 conference, along with keynote speakers Former First Lady Laura Bush and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.

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