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Maya Dynamics: Common Effects Techniques

by Joel Berg

Commonly used effects in VFX and animation have been used on a number of award winning shows. In this course, you'll learn how these effects can be created in under 30 minutes whether you are an animator, lighter, modeler, or FX artist. Software required: Maya.

What you'll learn

Have you ever wanted to have a few solid effects under your belt to create in a time crunch? In this course, Maya Dynamics: Common Effects Techniques, you'll learn how to create two simple separate scenes, and start adding all the effects on top to create a final shot. First, you'll begin by creating a scene where you'll discover how to create blood, shattered glass, and dust effects. Next, you'll dive into the next scene where you'll create a logo animation utilizing fantasy effects. Finally, you'll learn how to efficiently render these effects, and how they work together in compositing. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of how these effects can be useful, and be able to create them in under 30 minutes. Software required: Maya.

About the author

Joel Berg is a VFX Artist working in FX from Vancouver. He has worked for various VFX companies on some Oscar nominated films. Some of his work includes films such as Prometheus, Seventh Son, Sin City 2, The Expendables 3, and many freelance FX. Joel is also an actor and films stock footage. So far, film has taken Joel to some great places around the world. Storytelling is his passion and helps him always strive to learn more on how best to tell it.

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