CG Adventure

Where do animation movies come from? Find out the magic behind CG production. This course was created by a Pro team to take you through all stages of animation movie production. Discover the workflow and tips on concept art, modeling, character creation, animation, rigging, VFX and rendering.

What this course is about?

If you are reading this, most probably you have been dreaming of creating an animation movie of your own. Or maybe you already are a CG professional in the industry. Anyway, this is a team effort. Behind any animation movie, there is a solid team of specialists working seamlessly together at all stages: from concept art and modeling to animation, effects, and rendering.

Obviously, a process as complex as this can’t be squeezed into a simple “How To”. So, instead of just giving you theory, we decided to go all-in and created a Full CG movie of our own to introduce you to the real workflow and to demonstrate it from a professional perspective.

This course is aimed at both beginners and CG professionals.


CG Beginners

Who want to understand the full cycle of CGI production.

We will show you all stages of producing full CG VFX and animation that will allow you to confidently choose your future direction of development as an artist.

CG Artists

Those who want to discover the CG workflow of a world-class CG studio and draw inspiration for further professional development.

Our Pro team will share their unique artistic approach and techniques they developed working on top projects in the industry. Moreover, you’ll discover how the whole process of CG production works.



Who work in live action.

If you are struggling to build productive communication with a VFX department and find it difficult to understand how post-production works, this course will reveal why it costs $5 million to change Sonic design in the whole movie.

Course Сurriculum

Over 30 lessons from three main CG branches. Two levels of home tasks, for beginners and specialists. It’s a drip course and you will get a lesson per week.

Art & Modelling

Discover a modern approach to creating concept art with the use of traditional sketching, VR, modeling, Cinema 4D, Octane, photo-bashing.

Learn such techniques as character modeling, hard surface and texturing. Find out what is required from a modern character artist and an environment artist and master the workflow in Maya, Z-Brush and Substance Painter.

Animation & Rigging

Learn about character animation for movies, about camera positioning, scene staging, and character rigging.

Get a professional perspective on everything you’ll face as an animation artist. Discover such animation workflows as blocking, breakdown and polishing. Get to know about the process of scene staging and camera positioning. Explore the basics of character rigging, as well as popular auto-rigging plugins.


This part of the course covers everything about VFX stages: dynamics, liquid simulation, clothes, hair and fur, procedural modeling, special effects for movies.

You will study rendering, compositing and creating beauty shots on the example of our project.


What will I get?

After completing the course you will have a clear understanding of which specialization of the CG industry (Art, Modelling, Animation, Rigging, Visual Effects) suits you best. This is a perfect combo of developing your skills in a chosen field and getting a profound understanding of the process as a whole.

You’ll get a set of AAA assets allowing you to work with the materials from the animation movie itself. The assets include characters, animation scenes, artwork and VFX scenes that you can rework and use in your own portfolio in the future.

Meet the Team

These are the people behind the animation short. Get the most of what a world-class CG team has to share.

Viacheslav Lisovskyi

Filmmaker/CG Director

Oleksandr Kratinov


Ihor Velichko

FX TD/CG Supervisor

Sergey Grechanyuk

Art Director


Senior Character Artist

Klym Protasov

Character Animator
  • The only course on the market, which gives you the perspective to cover all the stages of production of an animation film
  • Over 30 lessons, two levels of home tasks: for beginners and specialists.
  • Characters and scenes from an AAA animation movie
  • Source files you’ll be able to rework and use in portfolio
  • Immersion in the CG industry
  • Complex concepts in simple language
  • Closed Facebook community to be able to ask any question

CG Adventure

Ever wondered how animation movies are created? This course will introduce you to the full cycle of CGI production of a world-class studio, from art and modeling to rigging, animation and VFX.

Basic ?

You’ve already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.


Frequently asked questions

Just fine! This course will be very useful for newcomers who want to start their career in CG.

This is a theoretical course. We`ll work with the following software:

  • Maya
  • Cinema 4D
  • Arnold
  • Z-Brush
  • Houdini
  • Fusion
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Substance Painter

All the software you need has a student license or trials.

No, there’s no need, as all the software you need has a student license or trials. We will also cover some plugins that you can get free on the market.

Operating System

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or higher on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support or MacOS 10.11.6 or 10.12.4+ with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), OpenGL graphics card supporting OpenGL 4.1 (dedicated GPU recommended)

The GPU renderer requires an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card on Windows or AMD on MacOS that supports OpenCL 1.2 or newer. Metal support requires MacOS 10.13.2 or newer. We recommend at least 4 GB VRAM for GPU rendering.

3-5 months. This is an online course so you can take your time with lessons and practice tasks.

If no presale or discount activities are happening, you can contact us to receive a $50-off coupon. We provide coupons for countries with not-so-good exchange rates and for students.

We consider a country with a not-so-good exchange rate a country, where the currency rate is more than $1 to 10 units of local currency. For example, 10.5 Botswana Pula equals $1. If your country's currency rate is lower than 1:10, we do not consider your country as a country with a not so good exchange rate.

We consider you a student if you have a valid student email address (@***.edu) and/or a valid student ID. Please either write to us from your student email or attach a picture of your student IDso that we can verify your student status.

Please double check if there are any presale, sales or discount activities happening as we do not provide coupons during these periods.

If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Whether you select to complete the purchase in a single or in several payments.

Note that it only applies to purchases without a discount. So if you would like to use a discount coupon or complete a purchase of several products with a discount, you will be not eligible for the refund.

Yes, all the artwork you create on the course belongs to you. You can share and tweet and dribbble whatever animation you create. We would be grateful if you mention our school while sharing, we have @motiondesignschool accounts almost on every network.
This course has subtitles, which makes the content easier for understanding and lets you check the unknown words in the dictionary, if needed.