Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 Posted by Jim Thacker

Get Allan McKay’s free 10-hour course on ash FX

VFX supervisor Allan McKay has released a free 10-hour “crash course in dynamic ash effects” in 3ds Max, based on the pipeline he developed for the God of War: Ascension ‘From Ashes’ spot shown in the video above.

The training takes an actual production shot and walks through it from start to finish, exploring the processes of refining dynamics, creating shaders, rendering and compositing.

Tools used include thinkingParticles 6, FumeFX 3.5, V-Ray and XMesh, and the download comes with a set of production assets, including scene files, scripts and shader presets.

The training is available for free until 17 May 2015. To access it, you’ll need to register online via the link below. The videos and project files will then be sent out via email.

Read more about the free ash FX crash course on Allan McKay’s website
(Includes link to register for the training)