Create a VFX shot in Blender: Alien Abduction

Kenan Proffitt

Welcome to the Blender VFX course: Alien Abduction

In this Blender course, we will explore multiple tools in Blender to create an entire VFX shot from start to finish. 

11 Lessons, 3 hours runtime
These videos are focused on the goal of improving your knowledge of Blender’s VFX capabilities, so you can use it as a launching pad to create your own epic shots.

Make this VFX shot your own.

Although we are working step-by-step on one shot, this effect is meant to be totally customizable so you can tweak the settings and make an entirely different result. 

It’s entirely up to you!

Reconstructing the footage in 3D

We will begin the course by reconstructing our footage in 3D, so we can set up the correct shadow and light passes needed for compositing.

UFO 3d Blender model is Included in the Course

Then, we will animate an included 3D UFO model into our shot and fracture the roof of the house using a rigid-body simulation. 

Finally, we will wrap everything up in the compositor and go over specific compositing techniques such as light wrapping, crypto mattes, and using masks and different blend modes to create our final shot. 

While a base-level knowledge of Blender is assumed, there’s something in this course for beginners to intermediate users alike who want to sharpen their VFX skills. 

Included in the course:

  • Footage of the house
  • 3d UFO model
  • Bonus lesson: Adding Window Glow

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Awarded upon completion:
100xp +
Course Curriculum
1 Review
  • Martin Aversa(cgtin) ·

    I really enjoyed this course, it deeps just enough into vfx and comp for it not to be too much for a beginner!