The big question I get asked a lot is “What’s the best 3D school?” or “Should I go to college to study 3D?” I’ve asked a lot of people both in the industry, as well as teachers at VFX schools that I trust about what their opinions are on this. Because I have my beliefs around this but I wanted to get others takes on this as well.
Now I wanted to dive into the PROS and CONS of these 3 options:
1) Go to 3D College to study Visual Effects
2) Study online on your own – using free content
3) Study online doing paid courses
I am excited for this episode! I’m keeping an open mind and an unbiased opinion about all 3, as well as sharing my own experiences. As I personally invest tens of thousands of dollars every year into learning and studying myself. There are some great options out there from Gnomon Workshop, FXPHD, Digital Tutors, Lost Boys, Vancouver Film School (VFS), Sheridan College, Full-Sail University, SCAD and others. Just as there are great options online ranging from CG Spectrum, Gnomon, and dozens of courses on Gumroad and more.
I, of course, have my FXTD Mentorship which is open once a year. And that has given me a lot of insights into what works in studying online, as well as the struggles some people have as well. Like I said I want to keep this completely unbiased and I think I’ve successfully done that in this video.
Questions also come down to whether you’re studying 3DS Max, Maya, Houdini, Blender or Cinema 4D, After Effects, Photoshop, Nuke, Fusion or many others. Or whether you want to be an FX Technical Director, Character Animator, 3D Modeler, Character TD or so much more. So what do you do!?
I’m excited to answer that in this video – so let’s dive in!