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Maya 2018 VFX – Learn to create Visual effects using Maya

Learn the fundamentals of VFX by creating a realistic model and composite it into background footage using Nuke
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 12h 19m
Language: English
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In this intermediate level course, you will be taken through a VFX shot from start to finish by creating a crashed spaceship complete with CGI smoke!
Start by matching the movement of your real camera in the computer using Autodesk Matchmover which is available for FREE. 
You will then model your spaceship using the industry standard Maya 2018 and unwrap the objects UVs so you can create textures.
You will then go on to light your shot to match the background using the industry standard Arnold renderer which is included in Maya 2018.
Finally you will output render passes using Arnold AOVs and Maya render setup, and composite them together using the industry standard compositor Nuke to make your final shot.
This course is designed to give you as much information as possible for you to create your own shots using the same workflow. 
Take this course today to start creating photorealistic VFX shots!

You will learn

✓ Learn the VFX pipleline for a shot
✓ Matchmove or track a cameras motion in Matchmover
✓ Basic hard surface modeling
✓ Look development using Maya and Arnold renderer
✓ Composite using Nuke


• Students should have a good basic knowledge of Maya before taking this course
• A minimum of 16 gb of ram for smoke simulation and rendering
• Maya 2018 or 2017
• Download latest version of Arnold version or above

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to add a model made in the computer to video footage
• Anyone who wants to create smoke in Maya
• Anyone one who wants to get into the VFX industry
• Anyone who wants to composite Computer graphics into live action footage
Experienced 3d artist and instructor
Bhaumik is a visual effects artist and bestselling instructor with 16 years of experience in computer graphics. Four of those years were spent creating and teaching courses at Escape Studios. He spent the early part of his career in the games industry as an animator and rigger. Later he moved into the visual effects industry working on commercials, TV, VR and Film visual effects.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 12h 19m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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