This course includes over one and a half hours of FX animation training.
This is a beginner and intermediate Level Two course for VFX artists.
Toon Boom Harmony
or Adobe Animate
This course is immediately available to All Access members.
2D FX Meme Lab Intro
Get started with a quick introduction from your instructor for this series, Milena Gonçalez, and learn more about the three styles before getting into the breakdowns for each!
Low-Budget FX Shot
"Budget" production-level effects can be great practice! Follow along and try it out for yourself.
TV and Animated Series Budget: Base Fire FX
TV Show effects are a step up in terms of difficulty and detail. Let's get started with the lower environmental fire!
TV and Animated Series Budget: Head Fire FX
Tracking a character's movement with your effect animation can be time-consuming and tricky, especially when you are using real live footage. Luckily, Milena is here to show us how to power through this stage!
TV and Animated Series Budget: Explosion
Let's use a transition effect to help emphasize our character's changes from one phase of the animation to the next!
High-Budget Animated Feature 2D Fire FX
The main difference between medium and high budget fire, is the time it takes to animate! Follow along as we animate on 1's with more complex shapes.
2D FX Production Tips
Check out this 2D FX outline on how to get animating, plus a couple of production tips. Start with references, plan out your animation, and get started with the easy parts to build your confidence up.
FX Polish & Wrapup
Add some more polish to your Fire FX animations! Determine if you are finished with your animation, and if you're in a production environment know when to send it to a supervisor for approval.
What members say about VFX Apprentice
VFX Apprentice Student
VFX Apprentice is ideal for any level of artist. I have been a part of it from the very start and it's constantly being improved on. The classes are great and you learn how to make high-quality work.
VFX-A All Access Member
Joining VFX Apprentice was, for sure, the best decision I've made in my early VFX career. The courses are great and the mentors and students are always trying to help. I just love being here!
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