Rocket Launch Beginner FX Course by RedefineFX

Includes 10 lessons & project files. Learn how to make an FX shot start-to-finish!

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  • Learn how to setup 10 unique FX inspired by the current space race
  • Get step-by-step, start-to-finish guidance from zero all the way to finished FX
  • Learn fast with to-the-point, information-packed, bite-sized lessons
  • Gain confidence in building your own unique FX shots
  • The recordings are professionally edited & all the fluff and pauses are cut out so you can get the information as fast as possible
  • Project files are included so you can just open my file and look at my settings if you're struggling to make something work


The scene files (compatible with Max 2016 and higher) for all shown effects are included with the course. I had to exclude the 3D models per their license requirements, but all you have to do is import your own 3D model and hit "Start Simulation" and get a finished effect.

"Jesse teaches how to create liquid and smoke simulations in ways I didn’t think was possible. And for a beginner like me they were so easy to follow. I could start implementing what I learned in my work immediately and was able to wow my friends and take client work to that next level like I wanted to. "

- Genesis Williams, 3D Artist

Everything in this trailer is explained in the course.

"Jesse is doing an absolutely outstanding job teaching all aspects of Phoenix FD"

- Svetlin Nikolov, Lead Phoenix FD Developer, Chaos Group

Your Instructor

Jesse Pitela
Jesse Pitela

Jesse Pitela is a Certified Phoenix FD Instructor, a Los Angeles-based CGI studio owner & award-winning VFX artist. His work has been showcased by every major computer-graphics website in the world, including CGSociety and Autodesk. He has extensive experience working with established VFX studios such as Resistance VFX, Chariotdrive & Riotmaker & his studio has created visuals for global clientele including Cristiano Ronaldo's ROC, Western Digital, Shutterstock, and many others.

Frequently Asked Questions

What software do I need?
3Ds Max & Phoenix FD.
I'm a Maya user, can I still follow?
Absolutely. The general workflow & techniques are the same in Maya or any 3D package.
What PC do I need?
Any average PC will do. Recommend quad core & 16GB RAM
Why RedefineFX?
RedefineFX is not only a Chaos Group Authorized Training Center, we are the first-ever, and only, institution authorized to teach Phoenix FD. And that's a big deal.

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