Maya Dynamics: Common Effects Techniques

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 12, 2017
Duration
1h 55m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 12, 2017
Duration
1h 55m
Description

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
About the author

Joel Berg is an FX Artist from Vancouver. He has worked for various VFX companies on blockbuster and Oscar nominated films. Currently, Joel is in Vancouver working for a small studio on video game trailers.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello Everyone, my name is Joel Berg and welcome to my course Maya Dynamics: Common Effects Techniques. I am Vancouver based effects artist and freelancer previously from studios such as NPC and Primefocus and experience on award winning films. No matter if you're an animator, lighter, modeler or beginner artist, knowing a little bit of effects is very useful. These are some of the most common effects and techniques I've used many many times and can be created all in under 30 minutes. We will create scene where we can do some quick blood, shattered glass and dust effects. And in another scene we will go ahead and do a logo animation with some fantasy type effects. You'll also learn how to officially render these effects and how they work together in compositing. When more elaborate set ups fail, you can always fall back on these effects in a pinch and can end up saving the day. These techniques can be used with any version of Maya and we will be rendering them with a combination of renderers. When starting this course you should have a basic knowledge of Maya and compositing. So let's get started and create some effects.