3D Intermediate (30 weeks)

Dive into the detail and take your VFX knowledge to the next level!

This course is the perfect follow on if you have completed our 3D for VFX Foundation course, or if you already have an understanding of the basics. You will learn how to use key software including Maya, Nuke, Mudbox and 3DEqualizer.

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Animate objects inside a Maya scene with efficient key-framing and understanding of animation curves.
  • Simplify the animation process with constraints, expressions and set driven keys.
  • Know how cameras work in the real world and in Maya.
  • Be able to track image sequences, export the solved data and reconstruct the scene in 3D.
  • Implement advanced techniques in order to improve the result.
  • Develop a moving VFX shot, including modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing.
  • This course is part-time study allowing you to fit around your day job or other commitments.

  • LOCATION: West campus
  • START DATES: 11 June 2018
  • TUITION FEES: £4,750
  • MODE OF STUDY: Part-time (2 evenings per week 7:00pm-10:00pm)
  • PROGRAMME DURATION: 30 weeks
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: You must be over 18 and have a good understanding of written and spoken English, and feel comfortable using a computer. You must also have studied our 3D Foundation course.

Why choose this course

Module information

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How to apply

Where will this get me?

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Next steps

Open events

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Taster days

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Meet our tutors

Mark is our Head of 3D, combining teaching with working at the highest level in the industry.

He got his big break at Peerless Camera, the production house co-owned by Terry Gilliam, and worked on every Gilliam film from ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ to ‘The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus’, starring the late Heath Ledger. He also worked with director Martin Campbell on ‘Zorro’ and ‘Mask of Zorro’ before supervising on the set of ‘Casino Royale’.

Most recently, Mark managed the CG team that worked on the parachute scene in ‘Angels and Demons’, on behalf of post-house Double Negative.

Industry partners

Industry partners and advisors influence everything we do, from the curriculum we teach and how it's delivered to our webinars and special events.

We work alongside an impressive list of VFX studios including Framestore, The Mill, BlueBolt, MPC, Glassworks and many more across all our courses at Escape Studios.

With exclusive professional mentoring, intensive software training and much more, our industry-led courses give you up-to-the-minute, inspirational knowledge and experience, tailored to the work you’re passionate about. Our Escape Studios Alumni (Escapee's) can be found in many of the studios including MPC, Double Negative and The Electric Theatre Company.

Why Escape Studios?

  • Our tutors have worked in the industry and have been hand-picked from successful studios; they teach real-world tips and tricks learnt from on-the-job experience
  • You'll work in an industry-style studio from day one, so you'll get a taste of what it's like to work in industry
  • Our industry partners include Framestore, The Mill, MPC, Double Negative, Cinesite, Electric Theatre and JellyFish Pictures (to name just a few!)
  • Our industry partners help to design, develop and deliver our courses and they influence everything we do, so you'll benefit from up-to-the-minute knowledge and experience
  • You'll study at the heart of London's creative scene, so our state of the art facilities are the perfect place to kick-start your career

I studied Maya at Escape Studios and have now gone on to set up a 3D department for Partizan. It gave me a really firm understanding of what the software was capable of and I've never looked back since, I was hooked.

Charlie Bayliss Head of 3D, Partizan