4-year [PE] Career Senior Concept Artist · Universal Arts School / 3D / Cine / Videojuegos
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Senior Concept Artist
Specialized in VFX and Matte Painting

Learn everything related to Illustration Concept-Art, VFX with Houdini and Matte Painting in this 4-year [PE] Career. The most specialized careers for you to develop your maximum potential in various disciplines.

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Starting Date: April 2023
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Module 01. Module 1
Module 02. Module 2
Module 03. Module 3
Module 04. Module 1
Module 05. Module 2
Module 06. Module 3
Module 07. Module 1
Module 08. Module 2
Module 09. Module 3
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VFX with Houdini

Of all the different software used to create Visual Effects, there is no doubt that Side FX Houdini ranks first. Because of its procedural creation model, its speed and because of the amount of integrated options it provides (particles, clothes, hair, explosions, masses, destructions, etc. Houdini is synonymous with employment, thousands of job offers are published daily because the demand for VFX artists who master Houdini is very large, especially in Top Studios such as Pixar, Disney, ILM, Lucas Films, Weta, etc ...

Illustration Concept-Art

Working for a large illustration, concept, film or video game company is thrilling. Here you will discover all the professional techniques, keys and tricks. We will provide the technical knowledge to take your art to the next level and how to design fantasy worlds, real or fictional, that will later become small or large film, television or video games productions. Your imagination has no limits, discover how to direct your talent towards a future profession. You will learn the basics of professional drawing and delve into composition, vanishing points, framing, perspective, thumnails and a wide range of concepts before moving on to the next steps of shading, color and texture for enviroments and characters and achieve professional results. You will create a final portfolio of your work to present at studios and production companies.

Matte Painting

Learn Photo Bash and Matte Painting techniques from the artistic basics of color, photography, lighting and framing and apply them while learning software that will allow you to create your own content.


Module 01. Module 1
3 months

-Geometry in Houdini: points, primitives, verticies and detail
-Contexts (SOPs, DOPs, COPs, ROPs, CHOPs, LOPs, TOPs)
-UV Mapping, shading, modeling, lighting
-Attributes management
-Procedural modelling
-VEX vs VOPs
-Transfer, promotion, creation and management for attributes
-SOPs solver
-POPs basics
-POPs dynamics
-Rain system
-Magical effects



Module 02. Module 2
3 months

-Model prep for destruction
-Material fracture: wood, glass, concrete
-Creation and constraints management
-Creation and proxies management
-RBD dynamics
-Volume concepts (VDB/volume)
-Volumes management
-Intro to Pyro and Sparse
-Fire, smoke and explosions
-Intro to FLIP
-Long a small scale simulations



Module 03. Module 3
3 months

-Whitewater y meshing
-Shading and render for FLIP
-Intro to Vellum
-Hair simulations
-Cloth simulations
-CFX production techniques (problem solving)
-Intro to crowds
-Agents management, animation clips and layers
-Crowds simulation
-Triggers y ragdolls



Module 04. Module 1
3 months

FUNDAMENTALS I
-Introduction to Photoshop
-Basic Geometric Shapes
-Basic Rules of Lighting
-Types of Lighting and Shading
-Fundamentals of Perspective (1 PF)
-Basic Anatomy
-Materials: Basic

FUNDAMENTALS II
-The value (Grayscale)
-Materials: Intermediate
-Basic Anatomy
-Fundamentals of Perspective (2PF)
-Proportions
-Complex Geometric Shapes

FUNDAMENTALS III
-Fundamentals of Perspective (3 PF)
-Basic Anatomy
-Complex Vehicles and Objects in perspective



Module 05. Module 2
3 months

CONCEPT ART I
-Advanced Perspective (1 PF, 2 PF, 3 PF)
-Scenes and camera angles
-Light and Shade

CONCEPT ART II
-Advanced Anatomy
-Theory of color
-Materials:Advanced
-Coloring Lanscapes

CONCEPT ART III
-Advanced Anatomy
-Reference searching and generating ideas
-Creating thumbnails
-Creating your own brushes and personalized shapes
-Composition, The rule of thirds
-Designing with silhouettes
-Prop Design



Module 06. Module 3
3 months

CONCEPT ART IV
Advanced Anatomy
Designing interiors and exteriors
Environments and backgrounds for video games
Designing arms
Photo texturization and matte painting techniques

CONCEPT ART V
Designing characters with silhouettes
Exploring characters with lines
Layer strategy in Photoshop
The occlusion pass
Character turn arounds

CONCEPT ART VI
Advanced Anatomy
Acting
Expressions
Layout



Module 07. Module 1
3 months

HISTORY
-Matte painting and photo bashing applications

Exercise
Find 6 Matte painting works / Photo Bashing that inspire you and that you would like to achieve.

COMPOSITION
-Study of composition standards
-Study of classical works
-Practical application of composition
-Breaking the compositional norms

Exercise
Analyze the compositional scheme of 5 classic works.

COLOUR
-Theory of color
-The chromatic circle
-Basic colors
-Complementary colors
-Tertiary colors
-Color palette study
-The chromatic circle
-The triangle

Exercise
Extract the color scheme of 5 classic works.

PERSPECTIVE
-Perspective two vanishing points
-Perspective three vanishing points
-Narrative use of perspective

Exercise
Generate 6 Composition Sketches

PHOTOGRAPHY
-Reflex photography fundamentals.
-Shutter speed
-Diaphragm aperture.
-ISO sensitivity
-Use of lenses
-Lens aberrations and their application

Exercise photography
-20 textures
-10 animals
-10 insects
-20 plants
-10 Landscape
-20 objects
-20 Macro
-10 Portrait



Module 08. Module 2
3 months

PHOTOSHOP
-File management
-Essential tools; brush, eraser
-Brushes settings
-Brush creation
-Selection masks
-Cloning buffer
-Use of layers
-Blend modes
-Color settings
-Hue, brightness and saturation
-Filters
-Warp
-Color palette scheme

Exercises PHOTOBASH
-Anthropomorphic Robot
-Non anthropomorphic robot
-Action character
-Vehicles: asphalt and plains
-Vehicles: off road
-Vehicles: motorcycles
-Vehicles: aerodynamic aerial
-Vehicles: space
-Fantastic Natural Park by day.
-Night Fantastic Natural Park.
-Landscape with architectural ruins.
-Landscape with technological elements.
-Futuristic city extra radio.
-Futuristic city inside.
-Medieval city extra radio.
-Medieval city inside.



Module 09. Module 3
3 months

3D MAX
-Interface
-Use of geometries and primitives.
-Modifiers
-Splines
-Spline modeling
-Polygonal modeling
-Subdivision Modeling
-UVs
-Material Editor
-Lighting
-Render

ZBRUSH
-Basic concepts
-Organic sculpting

Exercise
Include in your Matte Painting elements created in 3D by yourself.

AFTER EFFECTS
-Introduction
-File management
-Use of layers
-Blend modes
-Properties Editor
-Timeline
-Stock Animation
-Masks
-Animated masks
-Filters
-Color settings
-Lighting settings
-Particle systems vs alpha footage
-Rotobrush
-3d layers
-Cameras and lighting
-Camera mapping techniques
-Tracking camera

Exercise
Bring 5 of your original Matte Paintings to life.

FUSION
-Node Methodology
-Loaders
-Basic compositions
-Matte effects-
-Atmospheric effects
-Color settings
-Camera tracking
-3D camera
-3D elements implementation
-Rendering

Exercise
Bring 5 of your original Matte Paintings to life.





Software
PHOTOSHOP. - HOUDINI - MAYA - ZBRUSH - PHOTOSHOP - MAYA o 3DSMAX - FUSION - AFTER EFFECTS


Requirements
This course is for everyone but there is an admissions interview.




 
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