ADVFX Plus

ADVFX - Advanced Visual Effects Course

Were you surprised by the action sequences of Krrish 3 & Ra.One? Did you imagine being in space while watching Gravity or on the battle field in 300: Rise of an Empire? These were the result of visual effects (VFX) technology and VFX artists. VFX is the integration of live - action and computer generated imagery to create environments, which look realistic and believable to the audiences.

Course overview

Visual effects today plays a key role in feature films, television programmes, animation, video games, commercials and almost all forms of entertainment. The Indian VFX industry reached Rs. 9.3 billion in 2013.* With the large number of movies being made in Bollywood and across regional languages, the VFX industry is projected to reach Rs. 14 billion by 2015. This fast-growing industry demands trained and skilled VFX artists who could work on national and international projects and bring the director’s vision to life.

ADVFX is a career course, designed to provide you with all the fundamental and advanced skills required to be a successful VFX artist. This course covers subjects ranging from the very basic of 3D film making like pre-production and storyboarding, to advance level topics of motion graphics, digital design and editing. These will help you to enhance your skills and meet industry requirements. At MAAC we provide studio-like environment for practical training sessions, which help you get the same experience as a professional VFX artist.

Course duration: 
24 months
Course content: 
  • Pre-production
  • Storyboarding
  • Cinematography
  • Basics of Photography
  • Stop-Motion
  • Digital Design
  • Layer Based Compositing
  • Clean Plate & Wire Removal
  • Motion graphics
  • 3D Design with Autodesk 3dsmaxTM
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Advanced Particle Effects
  • Cloth FX
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Rigid Body Simulations
  • Fluid Simulation
  • Realistic rendering techniques with Vray
  • Advanced Compositing
  • Concepts of Set Extension and CG Integration
  • Match Moving & Camera Tracking
  • Node Based Compositing
  • Stereoscopic Conversion
  • Editing with FCP
  • Realistic Digital Environments
  • Procedural Workflow with Houdini
  • Project & Case Studies for Motion Graphics,
  • Project – VFX shot with miniature models
Softwares: 
  • Adobe Photoshop™
  • Adobe After Effects™
  • Adobe Premiere ™
  • Adobe Audition™
  • Autodesk 3ds Max ™
  • Autodesk Mudbox™
  • Fusion™
  • Mocha ™
  • Silhouette™
  • PF Track™
  • Nuke™
  • Final Cut Pro™
  • Thinking Particles™
  • Fume FX™
  • Ray Fire™
  • Real Flow™
  • Vue™
  • Houdini
Career options: 
  • Compositor
  • Camera Tracker
  • Matchmove Artist
  • FX Artist
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Clean-up Artist
  • BG Prep Artist
  • VFX Generalist
  • Stereoscopy Artist
  • Depth Artist
  • Video Editor
  • Pre – Viz Artist
  • Roto Artist
  • Paint Artist