VFX 101: Learn Adobe After Effects / PFTrack / 3ds Max (Udemy.com)

Do you want to learn how to do amazing VFX (Visual Effects)? Learn 3ds Max, After Effects and PFTrack in this course!

Created by: Ruan Lotter

Produced in 2015

What you will learn

  • Create amazing VFX (visual effects) and motion graphics using Adobe After Effects, Autodesk 3dsmax and PFTrack!

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Course Description

VFX 101: Learn Adobe After Effects / PFTrack / 3ds Max

Kickstart your career in VFX
- 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.

The total running time of this course is 4 Hours and 33 Minutes!!!
Get ready to begin your career in VFX right NOW!Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for anyone interested in creating their own VFX (Visual Effects and Motion Graphics) or anyone interested in learning 3dsmax, After Effects and PFTrack. You don't need any experience, and NO FILMSCHOOL - I will go through everything from the basics to more advanced features. If you want a career in VFX then this is the place to start!
  • Anyone interested in learning Adobe After Effects
  • Anyone interested in learning 3dsmax
  • Anyone interested in learning PFTrack
  • Anyone interested in learning compositing and Visual Effects
  • Anyone interested in learning how to do motion graphics

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Instructor Details

Ruan Lotter

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 a YouTube channel called TunnelvizionTV where he teaches people interested in Filmmaking and VFX (visual effects), from around the world, the secrets to many Hollywood VFX techniques.
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This is a very good course for understanding basic vfx compositing pipeline, I have learned quite a lot from here. I just wish that the mentor explained about VRAY's Environment GI Environment setup.

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excelente curso

Short and sweet but direct and to the point - Definitely for those with some experience using 3DS MaxNice stuff, really ! Went a little too fast at times, I'll still watch the whole thing again, soon but over all it was a nice course

the explanation is very clear and goes through the full workflow of the VFX pipeline. easy to understand or people already knows something about VFX while for completely beginners they should make more pause to get a better understanding, but I really wished to have such a great tutorial many years earlier when really had no idea which softwares to use and which sections to go through in order to accomplish a VFX shot.

I thought it was an easy tutorial to follow and direct to the point but it could have been longer and with more examples.

it is very fast so its not easy to follow.and very basic knowledge is given to us.

By M. K on

Mr Ruan Lotter design wonderful course, it has in-depth information. Lectures are simple and straight to the point. Instructions are easy to follow along the course. Basically its very engaging course. Nicely covered these demanding and my favorite tools After Effects / 3dstudio Max in this course. I recommend this course.

I have barely started the course and I already know so many things I never thought I could learn! Well done!

Um timo curso!!!

This lesson keep my interest in VFX's