3D Made Easy Port Harcourt

You want to get into 3D Animation but don’t know where or how to get started? Or do you have an idea you always wanted to animate? Now is your chance. Join this training workshop. No drawing skills or previous knowledge of animation is required.


  • 5 Live classes (25 hours total)
  • Live group Critiquing with Project based discussions
  • Free 10 days Exclusive Online Group Coaching/Mentorship (Whatsapp and Skype only)
  • Free 1 hour daily meet-up online with Orange VFX Creative Directors × 10 days
  • Meet-up with other dedicated students to brainstorm, learn, discuss and improve!
  • Certificate upon Completion, Training Manual and Tea Break


  • N35,000 (early bird before 8 Mar) or
    N50,000 after
  • DURATION: 5 days
  • Only 60 spots available
  • Software: Autodesk Maya & Adobe After Effects
  • TIME: Morning (Carrot group – 30 seats only)
    8am – 2pm
    Afternoon (Papaya group – 30 seats only)
    3pm – 8pm
  • DATE: 12 to 16 March, 2018
  • VENUE: Port Harcourt Entertainment Village, 2 Ojimba Street, by new NTA Apara Link Road, off NTA junction, Mgbuoba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Registration fees are non-refundable after 5 days from enrollment. This is an exclusive class and ONLY 60 spots are available! Save 30% by registering early! Registration Fee for early bird is N35,000 before 8 March and N50,000 from 1 February, 2018. Call 08147719409 or email training@orangevfx.com to learn more.



To take this course you’ll need:

  • A basic understanding of Windows or Mac Operating system
  • No drawing skills required
  • Download and install the free version of Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects (will be provided at the event)
  • Computer (laptop preferrably) that meets Autodesk Maya system requirements
  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 or Mac OS
  • 32-bit/64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 2 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)
  • 16 GB of free disk space for installation
  • Qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL® graphics card
  • 3-button mouse


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3D modeling and animation have transformed numerous fields, including filmmaking, computer games, architecture and product design. Yet the underlying basis of high-quality 3D production originates in traditional design and animation methodologies. This course provides an introduction to the exciting world of 3D content creation, while emphasizing its connection to the creative thought process. Students will learn an overview of the artist workflow as it relates to modeling, texturing, animation, lighting and rendering. This course offers a new dimension to the process of filmmaking and design.


History of CGI, Animation and VFX

Storytelling & Pre-visualization

Production Pipeline & Workflow

Introduction to Autodesk Maya

Navigation, Interface, Creating objects from primitives


Character Sheets

References vs Referencing

Modelling Techniques: Box, Edge loop, Sculpting

UV Unwrapping


Paint Effects

Classwork: Create your first CG environment


12 Principles of Animation

Planning a shot

Posing a Character

Blocking the animation

Fine tuning the shot with the Graph Editor

Classwork: Animate the character into the environment


Types of lights

Setting Mood


Lighting with intention

Batch vs. Still Frame Rendering

Rendering out to image sequence

Homework: Setup and Render out the animation video


Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Digital Compositing in After Effects

Importing rendered image sequence into AE

Adding effects, sound and music

Export to HD MP4 videos

Student Project Development

Classwork: Render out your first animation video