Online VFX Taster Course

About this course

This new online taster course will give you an insight into the VFX world and what it's like to study at Escape! The course is relevant for all levels, whether you’re new to the area or looking for a refresh. You'll have the chance to create simple geometry and then have some fun with different materials and textures to change the appearance of the object you've created. What's more you'll create bump maps, set up simple lighting and Render a still using Arnold. You will also get the chance to play around on different software including Maya and Photoshop.

Whether this makes sense to you or not, don't worry... you just need a passion for VFX and a creative mind - the rest will follow. So, take the next step in kickstarting your career in VFX today, sign up to this exciting new online taster course!

Who's leading the tutorial?

Jonathan McFall, teaches using Maya at Escape Studios and he'll be taking you through this tutorial. Jonathan's an expert in the industry, having worked on a number of large productions such as Prometheus, Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and the last two Harry Potter films! Maya is a vital software for VFX, so Jonathan will be using it throughout the tutorial.

What will you learn?

The tutorial covers the following areas:

  • Creating simple geometry and assigning UVs
  • Assigning Materials and textures
  • Creating bump maps and Image clean-up in Photoshop
  • Adjusting Material attributes
  • Lighting 
  • Rendering

The tutorial makes use of Maya and Photoshop and the free trials of each can be found at the below links:

Maya -

Photoshop -

What do I need?

Nothing - just you and your computer!

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