With this course, we'll focus on learning some production-proven techniques for VFX in Maya. We'll learn techniques for creating smoke, flames, melting wax, teleportation effects, and many more. With a bit of time and polish, you can make pretty impressive visual effects in Maya, and this course will get you headed in the right direction. Software required: Maya 2016, After Effects
Introduction and Project Overview Hello everyone, I'm Floyd Bishop. I've been animating professionally since 1998. I've worked in film, television, commercials, and video games. I'm currently an animation lead at a game studio in Seattle, Washington. In this course, we're going to talk about how to do some quick and dirty effects in Maya. We'll show what makes a successful visual effect, we'll be explaining and demonstrating how effects are built up in layers, we'll use some features of Maya in ways you may not have thought of to create some cool looking effects, and more specifically, we'll create magic spells, flames, melting wax, smoke, unrolling a scroll, ghost writing, and a cool teleportation effect that you won't want to miss. By the end of the training, you'll be able to confidently approach several different types of visual effects. I'm excited to work with Pluralsight and share these techniques with you, so let's get started with the first lesson.