This course includes over three hours of real-time VFX training.
Beginner Level One course for new and aspiring VFX artists.
This course is immediately available to All Access members.
Meet Nicolas Trevisan and download the Unity project for the Elemental studies series.
Unity Scene Setup
Watch this quick guide to learn how to set up your scene in Unity so you can get to work making effects!
Ambient Fog Breakdown
Learn how to create a simple and effective ambient fog with low-performance cost.
Fire - Elemental Case Study
In this video, Nicolas gives us a rundown on fire, how it works, and the factors that influence its shape.
Campfire FX Breakdown
Fire is a common element in VFX, and a campfire effect is good practice to gain mastery over it!
With the campfire effect under your belt, creating a fireball effect now will be even easier!
Hit Impact Breakdown
Follow along with Nicolas to create a hit impact, with a full breakdown of the shaders, textures, 3D meshes, and particle emitters involved!
Water - Elemental Case Study
Using real-life references, in this video, Nicolas covers what water is and why it looks the way it does.
A waterfall can be a great background effect, and Nicolas will walk you through how to create one, using meshes and textures.
Lightning - Elemental Case Study
Why does lightning look the way it does? Follow along with Nicolas for a quick rundown on what defines lightning's shapes!
Lightning Beam Breakdown
Learn to create a looping beam effect with lightning spritesheets and secondary sparks!
Sword Swipe Breakdown
Want to create a simple sword slash effect in Unity? Then this breakdown video is the guide for you!
Unity Elemental FX Gallery
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