Wanting to get into VFX but I don't know where to start

I’ve been wanting to try VFX for a while but I’ve been to overwhelmed on where to start.
Is there anything I should know before starting?

I’ve had a few questions.

  1. Is there any programs I should or shouldn’t use?
  2. What is a good first effect?
  3. Is there anything I should avoid when starting? (Stuff like effects that are hard to make or can get frustrating to try and make)
  4. Is this the right place to post this kind of thing?

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place. I really don’t know what I’m doing.


I think the safest Axiom here would be, if it helps you make the effect - use it!

Make fire.

Keeping it very simple… Mindgames. Don’t let the steepness bother you either. Day at a time. If you don’t understand what I mean yet, you will.

If you want to make VFX that are REALTIME, then yes. If you are here for Rendered VFX, than no.

Oh? What’s that. You too? :yum:

And now a redirect…

Don’t forget to use the search function. Have yourself a very fine day.