Workshop DescriptionWorkshop Name: 4-Week Online 3D Animation & VFX Workshop
Please note there may be some additional costs for software costing up to $165. This will depend on the student’s choice to use either trial versions for free or to purchase software with provided student discounts. Examples of software include Autodesk Maya, V-Ray (or Arnold), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve Editing Software (no additional student cost), Adobe After Effects (or Nuke), word processing, web design tools, and presentation tools.
To learn more about NYFA’s 3D animation and visual effects workshops, see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.
3D Essentials is the basic training boot camp for the novice to 3D animation. It introduces the student to the entirety of the 3D animation pipeline through a survey of each of the core disciplines. Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Character Animation, Lighting, and Rendering. By the end of this course students will produce a short 30 second original project from start to using each of the disciplines mimicking a professional pipeline.
Visual Effects Grand Tour
This class does for VFX what 3D Essentials does for Animation. The student will be introduced to the core disciplines of a 3D Visual Effects Pipeline. Including Modeling, Texturing, HDR Lighting, Scene Set-up, Rendering, Compositing (with Render Passes), Tracking, and more. By the end of this course students will produce their own short VFX shot building CG assets on top of existing footage.
Visual Effects (VFX)
Visual Effects is a deeper dive into the core skills that visual effects artists need in their tool kit. Students will learn how to approach a VFX shot and determine what tools are appropriate for what circumstances. These skills include: compositing, tracking (match moving), rotoscoping, chroma keying, keyframing, expressions, renderings, 3D Integration (and effects).
Business of Animation & VFX
This online 4-Week Survey of 3D Animation & VFX workshop is designed to deliver a bird’s-eye view of the tools, pipelines, and creative pursuits available in 3D animation and VFX. The course will cover basic introductions to modeling, texturing, rigging, lighting, rendering, compositing, and VFX. This survey course offers a window into the art of animation, giving the student a hands-on perspective of all its possibilities and a glimpse at some emerging technologies.
TIMES AND BREAKDOWN BY WEEK
This is a full-time, online course held during the day.
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.