VFX 101: Learn Adobe After Effects / PFTrack / 3dsMax

Ruan Lotter, VFX and Motion Graphics Artist

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47 Videos (4h 22m)
    • VFX 101: Introduction

      0:56
    • VFX 101: Software Requirements

      0:23
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - The User Interface

      5:23
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Real World Scale

      2:28
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Creating Basic Geometry

      6:52
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Move Rotate Scale Group and Clone

      5:43
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Using Helpers

      4:08
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - The Modify Panel

      3:53
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Subdivision Modeling

      9:01
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - The Vray Renderer

      3:01
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Creating A Camera

      3:32
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - The ActiveShade Renderer

      2:16
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - The Material Editor

      12:29
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Lights And Shadows

      6:54
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Animation and Keyframes

      5:26
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - The Curve Editor

      6:12
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - MassFX Basics

      7:21
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Rendering Image Sequences

      4:09
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Mini Project

      19:53
    • VFX 101: After Effects - The User Interface

      8:30
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Working With Layers

      6:58
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Applying Effects

      6:01
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Animation and Keyframes

      12:24
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Masks and Rotoscoping

      12:45
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Motion Tracking

      7:02
    • VFX 101: After Effects - The Camera Tracker

      3:46
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Chroma Keying

      3:44
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Color Grading

      4:49
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Rendering

      3:11
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Mini Project

      9:21
    • VFX 101: PFTrack - Introduction To PFTrack

      3:01
    • VFX 101: PFTrack - UserTrack and AutoTrack

      16:36
    • VFX 101: PFTrack - Orient Scene and Test Objects

      2:55
    • VFX 101: PFTrack - Export Tracking Data

      1:35
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Convert Footage To Image Sequence

      3:02
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Import Tracking Data From PFTrack

      2:14
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Import Image Sequence

      3:15
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Import and Position CG Objects

      5:56
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Apply Animation To CG Objects

      8:59
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Adding Lights To Our Scene

      3:22
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Create Shadow Catcher

      3:33
    • VFX 101: 3dsmax - Rendering an Image Sequence

      3:17
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Import Assets For Compositing

      3:27
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Match 3D Render With Footage

      3:45
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Color Grading Our Composition

      4:46
    • VFX 101: After Effects - Render Final Project

      2:43
    • VFX 101: Thanks For Watching!

      0:37

About This Class

VFX 101: Learn Adobe After Effects / PFTrack / 3dsMax

Kickstart your career in Visual Effects
 - No Film School and No Visual Effects Experience required!

Have you ever wanted to do your own Visual Effects or maybe dream about working for a major VFX Studio in Hollywood? Well now you can learn all the basic skills to get you started! This course will give you the all building blocks that will allow you to start using Adobe After Effects, 3dsmax and also PFTrack to create your own amazing Visual Effects - Hollywood Style.

You will also get to use the amazing V-Ray Renderer for 3dsmax which is used widely in the Visual Effects industry as well as in the Gaming world!

What you will learn:

  • Autodesk 3dsmax
    • Creating Geometry
    • Subdivision Modeling
    • Animation and Keyframes
    • Texturing and the Material Editor
    • The Active-shade Renderer
    • The V-ray Renderer
    • MassFX Physics Engine
    • Lighting and Shadows
    • The Graph Editor
    • Importing 3D Models
    • How to use Tracking Data from PFTrack
    • Rendering
  • Adobe After Effects
    • After Effects Basics
    • Working with Layers
    • Applying Effects to Layers
    • Masks & Rotoscoping
    • Compositing
    • Animation and Keyframes
    • Color Grading
    • Chroma Keying
    • Tracking (2D and 3D)
    • and much more!!
  • PFTrack
    • User Track and Auto Track nodes
    • Solving the Camera
    • Orienting The Scene
    • Using Test Objects
    • Exporting Tracking Data to 3dsmax
    • and of-course much much more!

After each chapter you will do a very exciting mini project with me, to ensure that you understand everything that was covered in that specific lecture before we move on to the next.

I will provide you with sample footage / graphics / 3d models and more, that we will use during this course. You can find these assets in the Class Project section.

The total running time of this course is 4 Hours and 33 Minutes!!!

Get ready to begin your career in VFX right NOW!

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Thanks a lot for the course. You are the first guy who did VFX tutorial on skillshare. Glad we have you :)

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Ruan Lotter

VFX and Motion Graphics Artist

Ruan Lotter is a Filmmaker, Editor and VFX Artist from Cape Town, South Africa. He has directed and edited several short films, internet commercials and music videos over the last few years. In 2007 he started experimenting with Adobe After Effects, 3dsmax, Maya and PFTrack to name a few of the applications, and never looked back.

He currently works as a VFX Artist and Editor at Zebra Worldwide, doing post-production on international commercials and video projects.

He also runs ...

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