Attacks: Production-Level FX Breakdowns

Instructor: Rubén Luna de San Macario
Included with VFX-A All Access

Let's break down some amazing production-ready attack effects with Rubfish and look at the design of projectiles, slashes, and explosions.

In All Access

2+ Hours

This course includes over two hours of VFX training in 5 lessons.

Skill Level

Intermediate Level Three course for stylized 2D/3D VFX artists. 

Videos & Files

This course includes downloadable project files to follow along.

Instant Access

This course is immediately available to All Access members. 

Course Breakdown

Lesson overview.

Western Projectile Attack

Walk through this western movie inspired projectile effect and learn about creating an effect with two different power levels while sharing a theme!

Anime Electric Beam Attack

Learn all about designing with impact, power, and punch as Rubfish shares his thought process on this anime-inspired laser effect.

Water Shield FX

Come along with Rubfish as he goes through his renewed water shield effect, breaks down the changes, and spends some time showing how he created stylized water in Unity.

Anime Vertical Explosion FX

Push your effect to the same heights as your favorite anime fight scenes! Utilize flash, flicker, and negative frames for the maximum amount of epic storytelling.


Fire Slash FX

Cinematic effects and gameplay effects have a lot more in common than you might think! Follow along with Rubfish's fire katana combo effect and learn about creating effects with camera animations.

Play in our Sandbox

This course includes the VFX Apprentice Sandbox for Unreal Engine and Unity. See how these FX work, import your own effects, and showcase your work in a real-time game environment. 

What members say about VFX Apprentice

Bruno Cano

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!

Rafe Valley

VFX-A All Access Member

I found traditional education systems didn't work nearly as well for me as online classes do! I have been drawn to VFX since before I knew what it was, so I am having a blast with all of the courses.

Learn 2D and 3D FX with VFX-A All Access

All 2D FX, 3D VFX, and Advanced courses are included with VFX Apprentice All Access. Learn stylized and real-time FX from professional artists and animators.


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  • 200+ Hours of VFX Training
  • New Lessons Monthly
  • Weekly Live Sessions
  • Project Files + Assets
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All Access (Monthly)


Billed monthly

  • 200+ Hours of VFX Training
  • New Lessons Monthly
  • Weekly Live Sessions
  • Project Files + Assets
  • Full Community Access

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