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Python
for Max

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Masterclass

Discover the Power of Python for 3ds Max. Become a sought-after Technical Artist or Director in 8 weeks. Learn to create valuable tools to automate processes, save time and simplify your work. 
A rare opportunity to unleash Python to contribute to your career in Visual Effects,  Games and Architecture.

  • 🛠️ Create Max Applications

  • ▶️ 10 hours Video Training

  • 🙋‍♂️ 9 Weekly Live Q&As

  • 📝 8 Weekly Assignments

  • ✅ Personal Feedback

  • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community

  • 📜 Python for 3ds Max Certificate

Work on Breathtaking Productions

Looking to take your Visual Effects, Animation and Games skills to the next level? Python is an essential skill to create impactful tools that automate workflows making them more efficient. Python allows you to work on big budget movies and games, impress your team with your skills, and hear "Thank you!" a lot.

But how do you reach the highest production level and work on the most desirable projects in the world? How do you become a Technical Artist or Director? And how do you learn Python without getting lost in the coding jungle?

Python for Max will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a skilled Python creator. Watch the prerecorded videos, practice the assignments, get personalized feedback and collaborate with the community.

Don't let a lack of guidance hold you back from achieving your goals. Enroll in our Python for Max masterclass today and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in the industry.

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 Your Roadmap 
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 Week 1 

Python Introduction

First we explore the impact Python will have on your future work. We introduce Python basics, how we can use them and what their benefits are. Finally we write our first lines of Python code.

 Week 2 

Script Editor, Lists
& Dictionaries

We explore the script editor Sublime Text and learn the new data types lists and dictionaries. New expressions and useful functions start to form our understanding of scripting.

 Week 3 

Loops & Pseudo Code

Loops and ifs are the most important topics in Python since they allow us to write small batch processes. Pseudo code helps us to outline our future scripts.

 Week 4 

Functions, Naming
and Scope

Functions allow us to write more repeatable and cleaner code. Naming and scope help us to write more professional scripts.

 Week 5 

External Files, Error and Debug

We finish our Python introduction by writing and executing scripts in different modules. System variables and error handling rounds up our Python basics.

 Week 6 

Python in 3ds Max

Finally! We explore how to use Python in 3ds Max. First we look into the difference between MaxScript and Python, how to use the Max Script Editor and the Max API. This allows us to manipulate nodes, connections and attributes inside 3ds Max.

 Week 7 

First Max Scripts

We look at everyday functions and combine them to useful scripts for our work in 3ds Max to manipulate 3D objects, cameras, shaders and other nodes.

 Week 8 

Max Apps with PySide

In the final week we learn to create 3ds Max UIs (user interfaces) via PySide to allow user input for our now advanced everyday scripts and write our own final applications.

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🛠️ Build Your Own Max Applications

Complete the masterclass by building your own Max tools. The final assignment will showcase your Python skills and help your future job applications.

📝 Weekly Assignments

Practice what you've learned with the weekly assignments. These assignments will help you to connect the dots between chapters. 

🤝 Community Support 

Connect with other professionals (Disney, ILM, Weta FX, Facebook, ...) via our private Discord with over 200 talents. Ask questions, share projects and collaborate in a supportive environment.

🙋‍♂️ Weekly Live Q&A

Join our weekly video calls to ask questions and get personalized answers. The calls take place every Saturday and are recorded for later viewing.

✅ Personal Feedback

Each assignment receives a personalized and recorded feedback, highlighting areas of strength and improvement.

📜 Python Certificate

The successful completion grants you a Python certificate. This will prove your skills and help to impress future employers or clients.

🎁 TD Bonus Worth: €679+

This bonus content gives additional value to your career progress.

Join our monthly discussion event for (future) Technical Artists and Directors to talk about all the inspiring and challenging topics.

 

Worth: €480+

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🎓 MaX Student License

Get a free one-year student license for 3ds Max for your personal education with Python (if available). 

 

Worth: €199

 Python 
 for Max 
is perfect if you

✅ Want to become a Technical Artist or Director in Visual Effects, Animation, or Games?

This Python masterclass will teach you all you need to know to for the role.

✅ Looking for a stable career and higher salary in the film or games industry?

Technical roles are the most stable job positions, have the highest status and pay well. Python is an essential tool in your arsenal.

✅ Do you dream of working on cool projects like Star Wars or Avatar in big studios like ILM and Disney?

Python skills can jumpstart your career and future job applications.

✅ Eager to advance your work and support your team and studio? 

Python applications will bring a new level of production quality and speed to your work. Support your team with automation tools and helpful scripts.

What's Inside

Python has been a career-changer

After being the only Technical Director at a small animation studio, I found myself at Weta FX working on Avatar: The Way of Water. Asking myself: "How did I get here?"

 

One day the Pipeline Technical Director approached me and asked if I knew how to script in 3ds Max. "Kinda …" was enough for him to take me under his wing, teaching me the fundamentals of production scripting with MaxScript.

 

My Python skills landed me roles at Weta FX, Framestore, and Mackevision. There I worked on the blockbusters Avatar: The Way of Water (Oscar 2023), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the Monsters at Work series.

 

We won the Oscar for "Best Visual Effects" (2023) for Avatar: The Way of Water. Before my work on the Open Source Pipeline "Plex" on the short film Breaking Point won the VES Award (2017).

My journey and success are testament to the Power of Python. After teaching Python at ArtFx and CG Master Academy I'm thrilled to share my knowledge through this masterclass to provide the same opportunities to you.

 

Choose a plan and take your first step towards a career change today with Python.

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Alexander is an Oscar and VES Award-Winning Technical Director and Coach with years of experiences in Visual Effects, Animation and Games. He was working for WetaFX (Avatar: The Way of Water, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Framestore (Pearl Quest) and Mackevision while teaching at ArtFx and CG Master Academy.

My Story

Join our next Cohort

08 July 2024

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  • Python for Max [Light]

    395€
     
    Unguided 8-Week Masterclass
     
    • 📼 10 hours Video Training
    • 📝 8 Weekly Assignments
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 🔐 Lifetime Access
    • 🎁 TD Bonus [€679+ VALUE]
    • ⏲️ Study When You Want
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    Python for Max

    895€
     
    Guided 8-Week Cohort
     
    • 🛠️ Create Max Applications
    • 📼 10 hours Video Training
    • 🙋 9 Weekly Live Q&As
    • 📝 8 Weekly Assignments
    • ✅ Personal Feedback
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 📜 Python for Max Certificate
    • 🔐 Lifetime Access
    • 🎁 TD Bonus [€679+ VALUE]
  • Python for Max [Installment]

    231€
    Every month
    Guided 8-Week Cohort
    Valid for 4 months
    • 🛠️ Create Max Applications
    • 📼 10 hours Video Training
    • 🙋 9 Weekly Live Q&As
    • 📝 8 Weekly Assignments
    • ✅ Personal Feedback
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 📜 Python for Max Certificate
    • 🔐 Lifetime Access
    • 🎁 TD Bonus [€679+ VALUE]
    • 💵 4x monthly instalments

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We're so confident in the quality of our masterclass to meet your needs and expectations that we offer a 21-day, 100% money-back guarantee.

 

Learning should be a risk-free experience. If for any reason you're not satisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 21 days and we'll process a full refund for you.

 

Enjoy the masterclass and take your Python skills to the next level!

  • ❓ Can I pay the masterclasses in monthly installments?
    Yes! Each masterclass offers installment plans that allows you to pay in monthly installments. If you need a custom installment plan, don't hesitate to reach out and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • ❓ Are there alternatives if I can't afford the masterclass?
    We know finances can be tricky. If you're keen on taking the masterclass, we've got some options for you: Ask your employer if they can pay for the masterclass to support their team. Break down the payment by choosing a monthly installment plan. Still studying? Students can get a 20% discount. Contact us! In special financial situations we offer discounts or sponsorships. Contact us! We're here to help you succeed and will do our best to work with your options!
  • ❓ Do you offer a 21-day money-back guarantee?
    Absolutely! We're so confident in the quality of our masterclasses and coaching to meet your needs and expectations that we offer a 21-day, 100% money-back guarantee. Learning should be a risk-free experience. If for any reason you're not satisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 21 days and we'll process a full refund for you. Enjoy your masterclasses and coaching and take your skills to the next level!
  • ❓ Is a Python or scripting background required for the masterclasses?
    For the beginner masterclasses, no prior experience with Python or scripting is necessary. In the beginner masterclass, you'll learn the fundamentals of scripting and Python. These masterclasses are designed for total beginners and start from scratch. The Python Advanced masterclass needs a solid understanding of Python and scripting. As the advanced masterclass will delve deeper into more complex concepts and techniques.
  • ❓ What's the timing for the live Q&A events?
    Live Q&A sessions take place every Saturday, at 5 PM (CET) [Subject to change]. We aim to select a time that accommodates all students. Moreover, we record the sessions, allowing you to view them at your convenience.
  • ❓ Can I access the videos and recourses at any time?
    Absolutely! You'll have access to all the pre-recorded videos and resources at any time for the lifetime of the masterclasses. This allows you to study at your own pace.
  • ❓ Is the DCC software needed for the masterclass?
    Yes, having the DCC software is an essential part of putting Python into practice for your work. You can either use Maya & 3ds Max: Free student version Nuke: Non commercial or Graduate License (90% discount) Houdini: Apprentice or Education License $75 USD/year
  • ❓ Can I join this masterclass while working full-time?
    Yes. Most students enroll in this masterclass while working. It's structured for you to explore the new content after hours or even integrate it into your work .
  • ❓ How long is the Lifetime Access?
    You'll have lifetime access to the Masterclass for as long as it's live and offered. This includes future updates and enhancements after purchase. No access is guaranteed once the Masterclass is offline.
  • ❓ What is the time commitment for this masterclass?
    This course will require 5-10 hours /week of active learning and practice. The more time you commit the better the results.
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