Python

for ArtistS (Advanced)

Everything you need to know to use Python successfully in Visual Effects, Animation and Games. Advance to the next level of scripting and become a technical artist/director building valuable tools and apps that help you and your team now and in the future.

  • Learn a professional coding style

  • Integrate classes, configuration files, logging and git workflow

  • Design advanced UIs

  • Learn collaboration and industry standards

  • Receive code review videos

  • 7 hours video training

  • 4 hours of personal coaching

  • 180 page guide book

*Stay-Home-Discount

Only 2 seat left this month

Advanced Scripting

Using scripting for your work in VFX and animation can become an impactful part of your skill sets and a huge asset in any production. Suddenly you are able to create helpful tools that make your and your team's workflow faster and easier.

Thank you!

Still it can become quite a challenge to advance from here. Without guidance it is hard to measure your own progress and where you should go next. What do you need to know to become a better technical artist or technical director?  It is easy to get lost and unmotivated in the coding jungle.

No worries about the scripting tiger - he's just moaning!

 

Personal Coaching

& Goals

First we establish your professional scripting goals. Why do you want to become a better scripter? Do you want to advance to become a technical artist or director, have a higher position, more payment, an easier work balance or to create the tools you need?

 

Next we explore all the techniques which are necessary to create production apps while prototyping your own tool. At the same time we strengthen your basic skills and make sure you are ready to work in any high level production working environment.

Assignments

& development

The newly learned topics are followed by assignments which get you hours of practice time while a personal feedback video will help you to advance in the future. We also develop an advanced prototype together which you can use for your work and will show your progress throughout the project.

Advanced Python Book

180 digital pages cover the most important topics in professional scripting you have to know to work on an advanced level:​

  • coding style

  • advanced Python

  • UI script & design ​

 

The book will summarize the course while adding a variety of additional topics and references for hours of new material.

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What Really matters

What matters the most is that you are able to create more helpful and fulfilling scripts while having fun in the process. Gaining confidence and a quality boost will be the result of direct and personal feedback to ensure that you work on the highest standard in the industry.

 

Becoming more valuable!

 

Free Content

Watch my talk from my Python Advanced masterclass at the Effects America 19 and get a taste for the new topics. 

 

You can also find more resources on my YouTube channel.

Free Video

Great code boosted my career!

I didn't always work in mid to big sized studios. Originally I studied media computer science and used to work in the IT department of a small animation studio in Hamburg. Until one day one of the Technical Directors came over and asked me: “Do you know how to script in 3ds Max?” and I am like: “Yeah and no.” Nevertheless he took me under his wing and I learned my first share of production scripting in animation.

 

Later I studied Technical Directing at the Filmakademie BW and became the pipeline TD for my whole year - no one seemed to want this job. I enjoyed being able to plan the technical workflows and make things work smoothly. During that time I developed my own first pipeline for the short VFX film Breaking Point that helped the team and me win the VES Award 2017. It became my open source pipeline Plex.

 

After that I managed to work as a Pipeline Technical Director for Weta Digital, Framestore, Studio Soi, Arx Anima and Dwarf Animation Studio while teaching Python at ArtFx and CGMA. The basics I learned in university but it was the real production with all its feedback, unpredictabilities, changes and failures that really made me understand how to write valuable code. ​

 

Let me give you the chance to start where I already arrived!

Alexander Richter

I am a Technical Director and Coach with 8+ years of experiences in the VFX and animation industry. I worked for Weta Digital, Framestore, Mackevision, ArtFx and many more.

 
 

Python

for Artists

Advanced

Finally feel confident 

with your Python code.

  • Learn a professional coding style

  • Design advanced UIs

  • Receive code review videos

  • 7 hours of video training

  • 4 hours of personal coaching

  • 180 page guide book

*Stay-Home-Discount

Only 2 seat left this month

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    Lars Eriksen

    Head of Roto and Paint

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    The course allowed me to narrow down on the areas where I was previously lacking knowledge, and introducing me to concepts that will help me progress with my scripting. [...] I felt like there was a nice balance of theory and practical.

    Python for Artists (Advanced), Effects America 19

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    James Williams

    Senior FX Artist, Freelancer

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    Alex is a great mentor and coach. He helped me up my coding skills and presentation. The way he teaches is very clear and concise and I look forward to continuing with him as a mentor.

    Python for Artists (Advanced), Personal Coaching

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    Wesley Schneider

    Lead Rigger/Creature TD

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    Alexander is the right guy to help you to get the right confidence. Very positive, contagious actions and a singular way to teach you what you need. I felt benefits already in my career and this is great.
    His style to teach and to act makes everything easier. We went deep in the advanced course and my coding style is much better already. I can tell you, Thank you, Alexander, Sequel? :P

    Python for Artists (Advanced)

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