Visual effects (abbreviated VFX) is the process by which imagery is created or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot in film making. Editing visually feels in your art, is just depending on your imagination.
Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage (special effects) and generated imagery (digital effects and/or optical effects) to create environments, inanimate objects, animals and/or creatures which look realistic, but would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, time consuming or impossible to capture on film. Visual effects using computer-generated imagery (CGI) have recently become accessible to the independent filmmaker with the introduction of affordable and easy-to-use animation and compositing software.
The Media and Entertainment industry has enabled the VFX sector to achieve great heights. MG designs all its courses considering the newest trends in this field. VFX Pro gives you an in-depth understanding of the basic and advanced levels of VFX; Courses like VFX Pro - Professional Program in VFX allow you to be aesthetically and technically skilled to take on bigger challenges in the VFX industry. Like Animation, VFX too is divided into 3 stages:
Pre-production starts with the pre-visualization or Pre-Viz of the story. An integral part of every VFX shoot, this is the guide used during live shoots for frames and shots. Pre-Viz involves story-ideation, scriptwriting, storyboarding, animatics, initial concepts art, character design, BG design and the color key for look development.
The production stage includes integrating Computer Generated(CG) characters, backgrounds and effects that blend with live action. CG Production consists of 3D Modelling, texturing, rigging, animation, lighting, rendering and FX. Production also involves shooting High-Dynamic Range Images (HDRI) to create image-based lighting for CG-Live Action integration
The final stage begins with Rotoscopy, where an expert known as a Roto Artist, draws around the character in each frame. Going forward, with accurate camera tracking, the matching of the live action camera along with a CG Camera is carried out. Artists then create the frames and backgrounds for the final output. Here, with matte painting, the artists replace the background and then blend it together through compositing - all the visuals from the live-action and CG come together to create a photorealistic output.