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Course Length: 8 weeks
Mentor: Jason Keyser
Next Start Date: January 2024
This introductory bootcamp dives deep into FX foundations, drawing, painting, particle systems and more! Then implement these new skills in popular real-time game engines.
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8-Week VFX Bootcamp for Beginners
Welcome to VFX-A Beginner Bootcamp. This guided course will give you a thorough introduction to the world of stylized VFX. Learn and practice critical new skills and gain professional insight to the many career paths that await.
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In this course you will learn...
Week 1 - Intro to 2D FX
Learn the fundamentals and best practices for creating hand-drawn and stylized 2D FX.
Week 2 - FX Foundations
This week is about FX design and timing, where you will complete a series of drawing exercises.
Week 3 - FX Artistry
So many VFX are born from natural elements, so take a deep dive into the physics and real-life examples.
Week 4 - Intro to Painting
Learn painting techniques and create your own FX concept paintings for your assignment.
Week 5 - Intro to 3D VFX
Learn how to create effects within a real-time game engine in either Unreal Engine or Unity.
Week 6 - 2D + 3D Stylized VFX
Apply your hand-painted skills to textures and 3D models and meshes.
Week 7 - Shaders and Materials
Work through a node-based interface in either UE5 or Unity to create shaders and materials.
Week 8 - Particle Systems
Learn the properties of VFX within games and how to use particle systems to bring FX to life.
Mentors & FX Courses
Weekly sessions with Jason Keyser to guide you, plus access to every 2D/3D Level One FX course.
Join this bootcamp and get access to:
- 8 weeks of live lectures and check-in sessions
- 3 month access to all Level One FX courses
- Direct feedback from professional VFX artists
- Private class channels
- Weekly assignments and critique
- Downloadable assets and project files
A world renowned FX artist and devoted VFX educator. Jason has worked in entertainment as both a 2D FX and 3D VFX artist for 13 years.
He has animated for the Powerpuff Girls, Netflix's Arlo, and multiple video game titles for Riot Games - including League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics.
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