VUE Coaching Group
If you are a VUE artist, getting a comprehensive understanding of the software can be difficult. Resources for learning can be spread across different video tutorials by different presenters, resulting in missing structure and organisation that gives a meandering learning experience.
VUE could be learned in a haphazard way, just with playing and prodding with the user interface, but it can lead to statements like this one:-
“When I try for realism, I can never quite get as close as I’d like. After 5 years, there’s still more to learn.”
That’s after five years of playing and prodding!
VUE deserves to be learned properly with its powerful tools for 3D scenery generation.
It is notable software not just because it has been used by major studios such as DreamWorks and Warner Bros., but it has the ability to handle millions of polygons effectively for creating realistic natural environments.
Being able to create large terrains or even a whole planet’s worth of landscapes is an exciting starting point. Then adding a vast systems of trees and varied vegetation takes your artwork to another level. With the ability to add props and Poser/DAZ Studio characters adds to your power of producing eye catching stories.
Normally learning all of this takes time (years), but what if you had one of the most experienced users and teachers of VUE w,orking with you on a daily basis, coaching you with a planned program of learning?
This kind of education would provide a holistic learning experience, where your knowledge of VUE would be greatly advanced in a matter of weeks.
There is a real benefit from getting interactive guidance for learning VUE, compared to watching videos or reading a manual.
Perhaps you are looking for an industry recognised expert that has produced hundreds of VUE tutorials and has already assisted much of the VUE community with his work.
Imagine an experienced VUE artist coaching you through every scenario, helping you understand every parameter or menu function, helping you avoid frustration and guiding you to create outstanding renders.
VUE also provides a lot of fun and if you’re working in a group that is reaching for that common goal of understanding, there’s a great experience to be had for quality camaraderie, feedback, support, and celebrating wins. Each of our coaching groups has experienced that (to a high level) in 2020.
This new VUE coaching program will be led by Vladimir Chopine from GeekAtPlay who is an expert on VUE.
Now he’s going to dedicate 12 weeks of his time on providing deep and comprehensive coaching for a small group of students (up to 15 only) starting on Saturday the 6th of March.
Who is this Coaching Course For?
This coaching group is designed for beginners of VUE and would provide excellent value for those have reached an intermediate stage with this software.
Download the detailed learning PDF plan here to see if this course would be a good fit for you.
Vladimir Chopine : VUE Trainer and Coach
The founder of Geekatplay and with a background in film production and computer sciences, 3D graphic has long provided a passionate pursuit for Vladimir, with a particular specialism in VUE. Serving 3D digital artists across the world, he has created over 2000 tutorials on VUE, The PlantFactory, Photoshop, Terragen, World Machine and a whole range of digital art software.
Originally from Moscow, he lives with his wife Ami Chopin, who is a professional writer in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Paul Bussey : Group Facilitator
I have been inspiring, promoting, educating and connecting digital artists since 2010. I’ve published over 125 issues of our magazines 3D Art Direct, Digital Art Live and VISNews, with in-depth interviews of fantastic artists that inspire others with their work.
I’ve hosted and organised over 200 live events to educate digital artists. Our webinars provide an interactive, informative and fun experience for our community.
Recently we’ve created a dynamic, informative and connective forum for 3D digital artists.
During the course what will you learn?
- The VUE user interface and making the most from it
- Discover the power of the terrain editor
- Get a solid foundation of the material editor
- Full utilisation of plants for generating a natural environment
- Ecosystems and making the most of this unique feature in VUE
- Creating attractive water scenes
- Valuable tips for importing/exporting objects
- Creating stunning atmospheres and utilising clouds
- Render settings; optimisations and making the most of your hardware.
- Understanding and unlocking the function editor : overview
- Animation basics
Download the detailed learning PDF plan here
During the course what will you experience?
- Weekly live training and coaching to learn VUE comprehensively.
- Clarity from a VUE expert : Vladimir Chopine
- Shared active learning during sessions working on provided scenes
- Belong to a close-knit group of artists
- A private chat group and forum to keep the class connected every day
- Recognition of your progress and improvements
- Weekly challenges to help your strive and grow throughout the course
What other coaching group members are saying
Working with Paul and Digital Art Live has given me such a fresh approach upon my art. From a friendly and welcoming environment, to a supporting and cohesive set of tutors and support. Going on the Studio Mastery Course was the biggest leap of faith I have taken with regards to artistic endeavours, and I do not regret a single moment of it. Paul is a wonderful host and lead for the courses and demonstrates the ability to nurture people of all skill levels and help them blossom into the creative delights that they wish to be. I would pick up another course like this in a heartbeat to continue my journey and growth through the creative landscape of my mind.
My experience with Esha and your program for learning rigging is beyond phenomenal. I came in with the impression that this was going to be a quick tutorial on how to setup basic technical settings on how to do a basic rig in DAZ Studio. Boy was I wrong! In a good way! Every time we set up a session, I am blown away by how much detail and problem solving Esha’s sessions go into! I would not have imagined the advanced techniques and attention to detail she brings into each session! I’ve heard a few students call this information priceless, and I agree 100%.
The chat rooms are so full of information! Just reading people’s questions and people’s responses, it’s an invaluable time saver! When I read the questions and their solutions it reminds me, “I would have had to go thru those hiccups myself, and there’s the solution!”. The chat room creates a great sense that you’re not alone, and it gives you a freedom to test things out and get into “trouble”. I am more than satisfied with this course. It has surpassed my expectations and more! I highly, highly recommend this type of session to anyone!
Here’s How it Works
A Carefully Selected Coaching Group
I review applications before artists are given an offer to join the group so you can rest assured that this will be a dedicated and creative set of people for you to grow with.
12 weeks of Support and Training
The group will run from the 6th of March to the middle of May.
Each week we’ll have a Zoom webinar meeting (up to 1.5 hours) composed of training , coaching and follow up.
The topics of these training sessions will be based on the above, but we’ll pay special attention to coaching you through your sticking points.
We’ll provide you with certain scenes for project work so that everyone is on the same page as we learn VUE.
In our live meetings everyone will share wins, goals, and challenges to get support, accountability, and feedback from the group and guidance from us.
Private online group area to interact between Zoom calls
Any time you need some input or encouragement, you can turn to the private forum on a daily basis to connect with other group members.
We’ve found that the private group forum area is a powerful connecting tool to keep the conversation going between the weekly meetings.
This extends the benefits of the coaching group beyond the mastermind and workshop calls.
If you would like additional resources, there’s a VIP add-on option that gives you the following in addition to everything above:-
- An additional one to one meeting with Vladimire
- Searchable transcripts and subtitles for the 12 webinar recordings
- Bonus materials
- Material library
- Atmosphere library
- Bonus plants
- Bonus 3d models