Blender Visual Effects - Real World Meets CG

Create your own Hollywood action scenes in Blender!

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Blender Visual Effects - Real World Meets CG - EARLY ACCESS

Create your own Hollywood action scenes in Blender!


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In this course we bring together computer graphics (CG) with real world video footage to make a final scene just like in a blockbuster movie. By the end of the course you'll have created your own short scene, such as a CG orc running down a city path.

You'll learn all about preparing assets, improving textures, lighting, compositing, camera positioning, keying, camera shake and a bunch more techniques used in professional Visual Effects studios.

This course is for students who already have a basic familiarity with Blender.

With our online tutorials, you'll be amazed what you can achieve right from the first moment you start the course. Benefit from our world-class support from both other students, and the GameDev.tv team who are regularly engaged in the forums and Q&A section.


What you'll learn...

  • Use Blender to merge computer graphics with real-world footage just like they do in blockbuster movies.
  • Learn the fundamentals of compositing in order to make all of the elements (real and CG) look like they seamlessly belong together.
  • Block out your scene and set up cameras to tell the story you want to tell.
  • Refine textures and improve lighting to give the look you want.
  • Add polish such as depth of field, screen shake and color correction to make your scene look professional quality.
 

Your Instructor


Alfie Vaughan
Alfie Vaughan

Hi, I’m Alfie!

I’m a professional compositor and I also do a lot of work as a freelance VFX artist for music videos, short films, and commercials.

I studied Games Design and Creative Media Production at college before securing an apprenticeship, which is how I broke into the VFX industry. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work for a huge number of incredible brands, from music videos for artists like The Chemical Brothers to a live action Harry Potter short film made by Warner Brothers. I’ve also working on cinematic trailers for games such as Apex Legends and Valorant.

I also have a small YouTube channel where I post lots of VFX content. Tutorials, short films, VFX breakdowns and more!


Course Curriculum (4+ hours)


  Introduction & Setup (0 hours 8 minutes)
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    Welcome To The Course (2:43)
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    Introduction To Visual Effects (4:15)
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    Community & Support (1:40)
  Planning Scene (0 hours 59 minutes)
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    Section Intro - Planning Scene (0:29)
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    Exporting An Image Sequence (9:37)
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    Adding Animation to 3D Model (11:34)
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    Camera Tracking (14:10)
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    Solving The Camera Track (5:09)
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    Setting Up The Scene (9:56)
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    Moving The Camera Into The Main Scene (8:42)
  Fire Simulation (1 hours 13 minutes)
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    Section Intro - Fire Simulation (0:36)
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    Modelling The Torch (6:18)
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    Texturing The Torch (9:54)
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    Attaching The Torch To The Rig (6:08)
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    Adding Ember Particles (9:02)
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    Randomising The Particles (4:26)
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    Creating An Ember Shader (6:41)
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    Setting Up The Fire Simulation (8:41)
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    Refining The Fire Simulation (14:38)
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    Creating A Fire Shader (7:14)
  Lighting & Rendering (0 hours 53 minutes)
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    Section Intro - Lighting & Rendering (0:42)
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    Improving The Ogre Shader (11:12)
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    Adding An HDRI (8:34)
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    Adding Practical Lights (5:18)
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    Setting Up The Render (13:04)
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    Creating Shadow And Light Passes (9:47)
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    Rendering The Shot (5:10)
  Compositing (0 hours 55 minutes)
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    Section Intro - Compositing (0:35)
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    Making An EXR Sequence (3:57)
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    Combining The Render (8:50)
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    Using The Mix Node For Light Passes (3:18)
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    Adding Glow To The Fire And Embers (7:41)
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    Basics Of Multi-Pass Compositing (12:31)
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    Using Masks (11:31)
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    Finishing The Shot (6:01)
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    Course Wrap-Up (0:44)

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