Creating a VFX Shot from Scratch with Maya and After Effects

Vicki Lau, VFX Professional, Emmys2014 Attendee, TEDx Speaker

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42 Videos (4h 9m)
    • SCENE 1, Act 1: Montage on the Beach

      0:52
    • SCENE 1, Act 2: The Creature

      0:40
    • Know Your Subject & Environment

      1:23
    • Keep Post in Mind

      1:15
    • SCENE 2, Act 1: The Project Begins

      0:51
    • SCENE 2, Act 2: Project Diary Entry - Day #1

      1:29
    • Autodesk Maya Interface Walkthrough & Software

      9:10
    • Basic 3D Modelling

      17:33
    • Using Curves & Surfaces

      18:48
    • Refining the Details

      12:42
    • SCENE 2B, Act 1: Mystery Call

      0:31
    • Basic Materials & Texturing

      9:18
    • UV Texture Mapping & Photoshop

      4:49
    • Photoshop Interface Walkthrough & Software

      7:12
    • Working with UV Maps in Photoshop

      13:15
    • Finishing the Textures

      13:20
    • SCENE 3, Act 1: Mystery Guest

      0:37
    • SCENE 3, Act 2: Project Diary Entry - Day #5

      0:37
    • Understanding 3D Animation

      9:00
    • Simple 3D Animation

      5:13
    • Animating with References

      16:28
    • SCENE 3B, Act 1: Studio Montage

      0:45
    • 3-Point Lighting Setup

      6:35
    • Setting Up the Render

      10:20
    • Multi-Pass Rendering

      17:16
    • SCENE 4, Act 1: Followed

      0:47
    • SCENE 4, Act 2: Get Back to It

      0:09
    • After Effects Interface Walkthrough & Software

      6:04
    • 2D Tracking

      8:26
    • SCENE 4B, Act 1: Snacking

      0:06
    • Basic Compositing

      16:30
    • 3D & Live-Action Compositing (Part 1)

      16:31
    • 3D & Live-Action Compositing (Part 2)

      8:03
    • Compositing with Sound

      3:00
    • SCENE 4B, Act 2: Up the Ante

      0:16
    • Rendering & Exporting the Sequence

      4:11
    • SCENE 5, Act 1: Time to Send

      0:45
    • SCENE 5, Act 2: The Call

      0:21
    • SCENE 5, Act 3: Closing with Bonus Scene

      1:09
    • Networking

      0:48
    • Bonus Lecture: "How to Get a Job in Hollywood"

      1:00
    • Bonus Act: Call to Action

      0:53