Unlock Your Creative Potential: Learn 3D CGI and Build Incredible Imagery!

Our inspirational online classes will show you step-by-step how to start creating stunning 3D CGI images.

Master 3D CGI today

Are you an aspiring visual artist looking to take your creativity to new heights? Look no further! Our online 3D CGI classes are designed to equip you with the skills you need to create stunning imagery right from the comfort of your own laptop.
  • 93 Classes
  • 20+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels
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Why Learn 3D CGI?

In today's digital age, 3D CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) has become an indispensable tool for visual artists.
With its incredible versatility and potential for creating breathtaking visuals, mastering 3D CGI opens up a world of opportunities for your artistic expression.

The Power of Blender and Cinema 4D

Our courses are centered around Blender, an industry-leading, free, and open-source 3D creation suite. Blender has revolutionized the 3D realm, making it accessible to a new generation of creatives like never before. Its user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities make it the ideal choice for anyone looking to dive into 3D CGI.
In addition to Blender, we also offer comprehensive training in Cinema 4D, a professional 3D software trusted by industry experts worldwide. With Cinema 4D, you'll explore a whole new dimension of creative possibilities, enhancing your skills and expertise in the world of 3D CGI.
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Meet Our Expert Instructors: Ethan Davis, Corey Rive, and Victor Fejes

At Visual Education, we believe in learning from the best. That's why our team of expert instructors comprises industry professionals who are actively working and excelling in the world of 3D CGI. Their first-hand experience in the field brings invaluable insights to our courses, ensuring you receive practical knowledge and skills that go beyond the classroom.
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Ethan Davis

Professional 3D CGI Artist
Ethan Davis is a professional photographer, retoucher and CGI artist based in Manchester, England. He specialises in creating vivid, detailed and impactful imagery for top brands. Ethan’s combination of photography expertise and CGI skill makes him an ideal teacher for photographers looking to make the leap into the exciting world of 3D.
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Corey Rive

Professional 3D CGI Artist and Filmmaking
Corey Rive is a professional retoucher and CGI artist who has worked with Wallpaper*, Esquire, Tatler, WIRED and many other top brands and publications. Corey loves empowering other visual artists to get the best possible results out of their tools and techniques.
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Viktor Fejes

Professional 3D CGI Artist and Retoucher
Viktor Fejes is the creative director of Gild Studios, which he founded to realise wonderful and captivating creations for the ad industry. Gild’s impressive list of clients includes AT&T, CBS, Unilever, WIRED and many more. An experienced professional retoucher and 3D artist, as well as a naturally gifted instructor, Viktor was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2019. He lives in Los Angeles.

What You'll Learn

Our easy-to-follow, practical classes, taught by top CGI artists and experienced instructors, will guide you step-by-step through the fascinating world of 3D CGI.
Whether you're a complete beginner or have some prior experience, our courses are designed to accommodate all skill levels.
Throughout the classes, you will:

Master the Basics: Familiarize yourself with the fundamental principles of 3D CGI and learn how to navigate both Blender and Cinema 4D interfaces with ease.

Create 3D Models: Build your own 3D objects and characters using the features of both software, gaining insights into the techniques used by industry professionals.

Texturing and Shading: Add realistic textures and create lifelike materials using the tools available in Blender and Cinema 4D.

Lighting and Rendering: Learn how to set up lighting and render your scenes to achieve stunning visuals in both software platforms.

Animation: Delve into the exciting world of 3D animation and bring your scenes to life.

Top CGI artists and instructors: Will have you building and rendering your own 3D images within a few short hours.

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Why Choose Us?

Experienced Instructors: Our courses are taught by top CGI artists who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Flexible Learning: Study at your own pace, from anywhere in the world. Our classes are designed to fit around your schedule.

Hands-On Projects: Gain practical experience by working on real-world projects that will enhance your portfolio.

Community Support: Join our vibrant online community of learners and instructors to exchange ideas and receive feedback.

Affordable Pricing: Access world-class education at a fraction of the cost of traditional courses.

Affordable Pricing: Access world-class education at a fraction of the cost of traditional courses.

"The 3D CGI classes were a game-changer for me. I couldn't believe how quickly I was able to create my own 3D scenes!" - John B

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"The instructors were incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the learning process. Highly recommended!" - Sarah M.

3D CGI Terminology A-Z

3D CGI Terminology A-Z

Learn the key terms you need to know to succeed with CGI
  • 59 Classes
  • 1+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

Daunted by depth channels? Confused by caustics? Perplexed by particles and primitives? 

This handy video glossary, presented by CGI expert Ethan Davis, introduces you to the 58 key terms you need to know to succeed with CGI. 

By the time you’ve worked through this accessible guide, you’ll know your vertices from your volumetrics, your N-gones from your normals, and your photogrammetry from your Phong!

Blender 3D Basics

Learn the key tools and techniques you need to get the best results
  • 12 Classes
  • 4+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

Blender is a free, open-source 3D creation suite. It covers all aspects of 3D, from modelling, rendering and compositing to rigging, animation and simulation. Learn more about Blender in our ‘Introducing Blender’ blog post.

You can download Blender free at blender.org.

In this 11-class course, Blender expert Ethan Davis introduces you to the key tools and techniques you need to get the best results out of this powerful software.

You’ll cover texturing, lighting, sculpting, simulations, and much more. And in a bonus 12th class, you'll learn how to create and use custom textures. By the end, you’ll be fully equipped to start having a blast with Blender.

Blender 3D: Product CGI

Learn how to produce incredible ad-style product images
  • 12 Classes
  • 8+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

In this series of in-depth Blender demonstrations, you’ll follow Blender master Ethan Davis step by step as he walks you through the modelling, lighting and rendering process.

As Ethan produces incredible ad-style images of products like watches, fragrances and whisky bottles, you’ll learn how to apply a host of useful Blender techniques that will enable you to harness the full power of CGI.

Photography vs Blender 3D Shootouts

Which is best, photography or 3D CGI?
Photography vs Blender 3D Shootouts
  • 4 Classes
  • 3+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

In the Blender 3D: Product CGI section, Ethan created stunning CG images of products including watches and bottles.

Meanwhile, Karl used all of his product photography knowledge and lighting expertise to match Ethan’s product CGI results with his camera. You can find these videos in the Product section.

In these shootout videos, you can watch a play-by-play breakdown of the action as these two masters of the visual arts go head-to-head to match one another's amazing work.

Introduction to Cinema 4D

A fantastic primer for anyone interested in 3D and CGI and keen to try out Cinema4D
  • 6 Classes
  • 4 Hours content
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

In this six-class series, Karl is joined by professional retoucher and CGI expert Viktor Fejes. Together, they introduce Cinema 4D, a powerful and versatile 3D software suite.

Having covered the key concepts of 3D work and provided a guided tour of the Cinema 4D interface, Viktor shows Karl how to model, light and render a 3D model from scratch – in this case, a wine bottle.

For anyone interested in 3D and CGI and keen to try out Cinema4D, this short series offers a fantastic primer.

You can find more classes featuring Viktor in our Advanced Photoshop and Compositing Using Photoshop courses in the Post-Production section.

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