Integration of 3D Elements Using VFX Techniques

A course by Xuan Prada , Visual effects artist for cinema

Visual effects artist for cinema. London, United Kingdom.
Joined February 2016

Learn to integrate digital assets to videos and photographs

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (120)
  • 2189 students

Learn to integrate digital assets to videos and photographs

A course by Xuan Prada

In this course, Xuan Prada - visual effects artist - will teach you to incorporate digital 3D elements in video or photographs with professional techniques used in visual effects studies. With the knowledge acquired in this course, you will understand perfectly how you work in visual effects planes and you will be able to increase the quality and realism of your 3D works.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 30 downloads

Course objective
8 minutes, 59 seconds
Main photography
19 minutes, 32 seconds
Photography for visual effects
16 minutes, 38 seconds
Image Based Lighting I
15 minutes, 16 seconds
Image Based Lighting II
7 minutes, 37 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (120)
  • 2189 students
  • 20 lessons (4h 50m)
  • 30 additional resources (25 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You must integrate a digital character into a photograph, in this case it will be the figure of a 3D toy, making it interact with the elements of its environment.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To advertising creatives, art directors, concept artists, 3D designers, visual effects artists and any creative person who needs to create synthetic images.

Requirements and materials

It is advisable to have basic knowledge about 3D and Photography.

Regarding the materials, you will need a computer with 3D software such as Maya and a composition software such as Nuke.


2189 Students
120 Reviews
97% Positive ratings

Xuan Prada

A course by Xuan Prada

Teacher Plus
Visual effects artist for cinema

Xuan Prada is a visual effects artist and has extensive experience in the audiovisual world. He has worked for years as Lead VFX Artist in Double Negative, London.

He started making visual effects in TV spots and later landed in the world of visual effects for movies, working for the most important VFX studios.

You can find his work in the best theaters, in films like Prometheus, Wrath of the Titans, Dark Shadows, Iron Man, World War Z or Godzilla.

In addition to his work as an artist, he collaborates with various educational organizations as a trainer in the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Luxembourg and the United States and is the founder of Akromatic and Elefhant VFX.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Work in set

    • Course objective
    • Photographic equipment and lighting
    • Main photography
    • Photography for visual effects
  • U3

    Creation of digital content

    • Image Based Lighting I
    • Image Based Lighting II
    • UV mapping I
    • UV mapping II
    • References
    • Textured I
    • Textured II
    • Textured III
    • Textured IV
    • Creation of a virtual camera
    • Look-development
  • U4

    Final rendering and composition

    • Passes render
    • Composition I
    • Composition II
  • FP

    Final project

    • Integration of 3D elements using VFX techniques

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

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  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

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Integration of 3D Elements Using VFX Techniques. 3D, and Animation course by Xuan Prada

Integration of 3D Elements Using VFX Techniques

A course by Xuan Prada
Visual effects artist for cinema. London, United Kingdom.
Joined February 2016
  • 97% positive reviews (120)
  • 2189 students