3D Animation & VFX


Entry-Level Workshops


Evolve Your Craft



Whether you have prior training in a related field or no experience at all, this workshop has everything you need to take meaningful steps towards portfolio development for post-secondary study and your dream career. We welcome enthusiasts, high school students, mature students and career changers. Developed by VFS' team of industry professionals, this workshop will give you insight into what we are looking for in students that want to join the 3D Animation & Visual Effects 12-month program at VFS.

Regular rate:


Workshop Duration:

2 day course, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch


VFS Campus 151 West Cordova St.


**Students must confirm they are at least 16 years old at the beginning of the workshop in order to register.


"Based on recent economic forecasts, the animation & VFX industry is going to continue to grow and there will be a massive need for thousands of new hires in order for BC and Canada to remain competitive on the world stage. VFS’ VFX and Animation Workshops will help develop the talent BC needs to grow the $2.6 billion in production spending already invested across the province. There has never been a better time to begin a career in this industry."

- Brad Dahl, Government Relations and Special Projects – Bardel Entertainment


In Vancouver, over 60 studios make up the VFX and Animation industry, comprising the world’s largest cluster of domestic and foreign-owned studios.

- Vancouver Economic Commission

Intro to 3D Animation Development Workshop

Explore 3D Animation in this intro to Maya workshop. Whether you're looking to learn Maya, or take meaningful steps into developing your portfolio for further post-secondary study in animation, this workshop is for you. Learn how to represent forces including weight and gravity, and create the illusion of character motion over time in Maya–industry standard animation software.

Learning Outcomes - Participants will:

  • Create the illusion of motion by modifying values over time
  • Effectively represent forces including weight and gravity
  • Demonstrate proficiency using function curves and use them to create 3D Animation
  • Identify the core mechanics and principals for creating 3D computer animation
  • Have a developed asset for portfolio use


September 21-22, 2019

*Students must confirm they are 16 years or older at the beginning of the workshop in order to register.