Useful Documents


Skillset: ‘The Core Skills of VFX’
1.8mb

Autodesk’s 2008 Paper on Stereoscopic Film making
1.8mb

Siggraph Paper on the Principals of Traditional Animation Applied to 3D Computer Animation
1.2mb

The Foundry’s 2008 Paper on The Role of Ocula in Stereo Post Production
0.3mb

An Efficient Representation for Irradiance Environment Map
0.9mb

Production-Ready Global Illumination by Industrial Light and Magic
2.2mb

The New Art of Virtual Movie Making
1.1mb

Cinematic Color
6.1mb

Maya User Interface Oviewview by Autodesk
0.5mb

Skinning in Maya at Industrial Light and Magic
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Multi-Weight Enveloping: Least-Squares Approximation Techniques for Skin Animation
7.7mb

We offer video training in 3D, compositing and visual effects tools and techniques. Choose from a range of software and techniques including Maya, Arnold, Nuke and more. We also offer technique based videos for areas such as Deep Compositing and Core Skills.
Where in the past we offered a range of training from on-site, to video, to consultancy, now spherevfx offers a simple choice of either video training or free written training.
Because all our training is either video based or written we can train anyone, from whole departments, small teams or individual artists/freelancers.
We’ve had the privilege of training artists from some of the top visual effects companies in the world including: Industrial Light and Magic, Framestore, DreamWorks Animation, MPC, Digital Domain, Cinesite, Animal Logic, Ghost VFX, Hybride, Luma Pictures, Pixomondo, Prime Focus, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Weta Digital.