RedefineFX is an online 3D Animation educational platform, Chaos Authorized Training Center, and an Autodesk Excellence Award Winner, teaching Unreal Engine, EmberGen, tyFlow, Phoenix, Vray, and other tools. Our tutorials are watched by world’s top CGI artists in Film, TV, & Commercials, as well as beginners just starting out in visual effects. Our courses have been purchased by globally-known VFX studios, including FuseFX, Crafty Apes, The Boundary, and many others.

Hi, I’m Jesse and I started RedefineFX in 2018 simply because I couldn’t find the kind of VFX training I was looking for – something concise that shows you the entire process and at end of each lesson, you walk away with a finished result that you can immediately use to enhance your portfolio and attract more clients (rather than just an unfinished viewport preview of the effect).


  • Niagara Fluids training featured by Unreal Engine’s Community Spotlight and 80 Level
  • Featured in Autodesk Media & Entertainment Showreel 2023
  • Torque featured in Autodesk’s Oscars Commercial Campaign
  • Official Judge in The Rookie Awards 2023
  • Autodesk Excellence Award Winner 2022
  • First ever Chaos Phoenix Certified Instructor
  • Autodesk AREA Member of the Month (2022)
  • 60K subscribers on the RedefineFX YouTube channel
  • Freelance 3D Artist (125+ clients served over 7 years, incl. Dell, Hershey, Western Digital…)
  • Winner of Cebas VFX Challenge (2016)
  • Jury Prize for Best Trailer Award – Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival 2016
  • Winner – Best Short Action Film – Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival 2016
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Torque featured in the Official Autodesk Media & Entertainment Showreel 2023. At 0:55

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Dell Delta V: Responsible for all FX simulations from 0:06 to 0:16 including water, smoke, & rocks