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After years of being asked in the YouTube comments under my videos to make tutorials, I finally broke down and made this site, which will serve as the hub to share everything I’ve learned in the last 10 years about visual effects & working as a 3D animation studio owner in Los Angeles.

I will be posting tons of visual effects tutorials mainly focused on liquid, fire & smoke simulations using PhoenixFD, destruction & particle effects with ThinkingParticles, and occasional tutorials involving RealFlow, FumeFX & Vray. All of these will take place within 3Ds Max. If you’re interested, I’m also considering sharing lessons I’ve learned building my freelance business from humble Craigslist gig beginnings to working with established global brands on commercials & launch videos and 10x my rates in the last 2 years.

ABOUT JESSE PITELA

Jesse is a Los Angeles-based award-winning 3D artist and filmmaker whose work has been showcased by every major computer-graphics website in the world, including CGSociety, as well as recently featured by Autodesk, Cebas, and Chaos Group. He’s worked on product 3D animation projects for a wide variety of global brands and has also created visuals that were displayed at CES 2018 & 2019 (Wafr, Naztech, Catalyst) as well as a part of successful Kickstarter campaigns (Soundbrenner, RevolCam, William Painter), and social media content (Christiano Ronaldo’s brand ROC). He has extensive visual effects background working on national commercials with established VFX studios (The Resistance VFX, ChariotDrive LA & Riotmaker) & has created a viral YouTube video with over 1 million views.

A FEW OF JESSE’S CLIENTS

RECOGNITION

Autodesk Chaos Group / Cebas / NextLimit / Sitni Sati CGSociety / CGMeetup / CGChannel / CGRecord / CGTerminal CGPressVisualFXHub / CG+ / CGBros / VFXShowreels.com / Iamag.com

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