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OUR WORKSHOPS

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Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists
with Nick Deboar

New unit on Nuke 8 training. Live web feedback sessions - footage provided.
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6 Weeks (coming soon)
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Rigging the Body
with Mauro Giacomazzo

Learn a professional workflow with Dreamworks' Mauro Giacomazzo.
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8 Weeks (starts: Jun. 10)
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Absolute Beginners
with Anne Pogoda

Earlybird Special! $100 off until Monday 28th April (midnight PDT)
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8 Weeks (starts: Jun. 10)
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Advanced Fume FX
with Allan McKay

Blow stuff up with Allan! Free student licenses!
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8 Weeks (starts: Jun. 3)
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Introduction to Scripting in Unity for Artists
with Anthony Romrell

You don't need to be a math expert. You just need a game idea.
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8 Weeks (starts: Jun. 3)
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Destruction in Houdini
with Pawel Grochola

​Learn the tricks of RBD destruction in Houdini to confidently tackle almost any destruction shot.
workshop-level-i I
8 Weeks (starts: Jun. 3)
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Becoming a Better Artist
with Rob Chang

Find out how Rob has helped hundreds of artists improve the world over.
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8 Weeks (starts: May. 27)
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Painting Perfect Pinups and Cheesecake Girls
with Cris DeLara

​Paint in traditional and modern styles with Cris Delara
workshop-level-i I
8 Weeks (starts: May. 26)
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Fluids FX Using Houdini
with Spencer Lueders

Jump to the next level using Houdini to simulate fluids.
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8 Weeks (starts: May. 19)
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Polysculpting
with Ara Kermanikian

​Learn the foundations of creating characters, armor and environments by starting with the alpha mesh and developing it into spectacular 3D sculpts.
workshop-level-f F
8 Weeks (starts: Mar. 17)
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2D Concept Art - Creature Design
with Nate Hallinan

Nate's incredibly life-like images often prompt the question, "Is that really 2D?".Nate shows you how he does it, and how you can do it too.
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8 Weeks (starts: May. 5)
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Advanced Environment Design for Games and Film
with Simon Scales

Learn intermediate to Advanced techniques. Great live feedback!
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8 Weeks (starts: Apr. 28)
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Arnold For Production
with Boaz Livny

With Arnold now released commercially,there's no better time to skill up.
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8 Weeks (starts: May. 26)
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Advanced VideoGame Character Creation
with Katon Callaway

Learn from "God of War" modeller Katon Callaway.
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8 Weeks (starts: Apr. 28)
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Deep Compositing
with Mariana Acuña

Learn Deep from one of the best trainers in the world,
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6 Weeks (starts: Apr. 22)
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Iconic Heroine Design and Creation
with Sze Jones

Learn Heroine Design from the artist who modelled Lara Croft and Aeon Flux.
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8 Weeks (teaching now)
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Environment Modelling for Games
with David Baldwin

"Uncharted" enviro modeller Dave Baldwin takes your models into UDK. Live feedback.
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8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Look development and Image based Lighting Fundamentals
with Noah Vice

VES Board Member Noah Vice teaches you production-level techniques.
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8 Weeks (teaching now)
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Building great 2D Games with Unity3D and AfterEffects
with Anthony Romrell

Work with Unity teacher Anthony Romrell and learn how to make fast. effective 2d games. Live web sessions!
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8 Weeks (teaching now)
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Environmental Texturing
with Leigh Van Der Byl

Learn ​the latest techniques in creating realistic, production-ready environmental textures.
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8 Weeks (teaching now)
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Face and Figure Painting
with Don Seegmiller

Learn to adapt traditional painting techniques to new digital tools.
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8 Weeks (teaching now)
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Intermediate to Advanced Techniques in V-Ray for Softimage and Maya
with Boaz Livny

​Boaz Livny has blended his 5 week V-Ray workshops into one bumper 10 week learning experience.
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10 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Realistic Character Texture Painting in Mari
with Justin Holt

Learn the secrets of production ready realistic textures - live feedback, model provided.
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8 Weeks (teaching now)
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Animating Creatures for Games
with Kyle Kenworthy

​Knowing how to approach different creatures and animate them quickly & efficently is key to success.
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3 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Animation Made Simple
with Ruth Daly

Learn the basics from one of the best animation trainers in the world.
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8 Weeks (teaching now)
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You as a Brand
with Pam Hogarth

A practical guide to putting your “brand” together, creating your marketing package and planning your job hunting campaign.
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6 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Digital Sculpture - The Male Figure
with Tyler Breon

This course breaks down the 3D human male figure into a simple, easy to digest process.
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8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Quadruped Rigging for Games
with Brian Evans

Learn basics of rig design to leveraging advanced deformers to rig game creatures.
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3 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Realflow 2013 - Splashes to Oceans
with Marcelo Cermak

​By the end of 8 weeks, you will be able to create fluid simulations whether you are a beginner or advanced.
workshop-level-f F
8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Introduction to Environment Design for Games and Film
with Simon Scales

Simon Scales takes you through, step-by-step, the process of learning how to paint and design environments in Photoshop.
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8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Drawing for Comics
with Tim Mcburnie

Learn 2D techniques from a published expert. Great live feedback!
workshop-level-i I
8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Matchmoving in 3DEqualizer
with Francis L Camacho

Ten year matchmove veteran, Francis Camacho will take you through the tracking process using 3D Equalizer.
workshop-level-f F
8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Fundamentals of Game Asset Creation
with Andrew Collins

Learn from Bethesda Studio's Andrew Collins
workshop-level-i I
4 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Rapid Character Pipeline for Games
with John DeRiggi

​Three different instructors teach you modelling, rigging and animation to create your own fully-functional animal character.
workshop-level-i I
11 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Rapid Character Development for Online Games
with John DeRiggi

​In this 3 week workshop, John illustrates various industry techniques and tips to quickly create fun 3D characters for online games that will "pop" on screen.
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3 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Photoreal Matte Painting - Part 1
with David Luong

​Blizzard Entertainment's David Luong returns to CGWorkshops with an updated Matte Painting workshop.  
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8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Intermediate Python in Maya
with Shaun Friedberg

​Intermediate Python in Maya is the next step on our journey to becoming better Technical Artists/Directors.
workshop-level-i I
8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Lets Paint
with Anne Pogoda

Do you like art? Then grab a chair  -  we are going to spend some amazing weeks together!
workshop-level-i I
6 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Introduction to PyQt in Maya
with Malcolm Thomas-Gustav

​By the end of this 8 week workshop you should have a broad spectrum knowledge of Qt that will allow you to tackle problems by knowing where to look for solutions.
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8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Python in Houdini
with Robby Thomas

​Work with Robby as he takes you through the process of learning useful SOPs, expressions and functions and helps you put them into practice with weekly assignments. 
workshop-level-i I
8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Concepting Vehicles and Mechs using Photoshop and SketchUp
with Kemp Remillard

​Massive Black's Kemp Remillard works with you as he shows you his mech design workflow.
workshop-level-i I
6 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Creating and Styling CG Hair
with Becca Baldwin

Techniques for long and short hair for men and women, facial hair and body hair. 
workshop-level-i I
8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Anime Style Concept Art
with Anne Pogoda

​Learn how to create concept art in a specific style, and discover techniques for line drawing and colouring.
workshop-level-f F
6 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Digital Figure Painting
with Don Seegmiller

​Don Seegmiller demystifies painting the human figure, and helps you translate traditional skills to a digital medium.
workshop-level-f F
8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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Introduction to FX using Houdini
with Spencer Lueders

​Spencer will take you step-by-step through the construction of a production ready scene in Houdini.
workshop-level-i I
8 Weeks (starts: T.B.A.)
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