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 “An Eldorado for developers” 

Professional Certification in PROGRAMMING for VIDEO GAMES & VFX

2-year Program | Classes available in French or English

PREREQUISITES :
BAC (or equivalent) - Admission process: Artistic portfolio review, individual interview & level assessment exam.

The Video Game & VFX Programming course prepares high-level programmers for work within the R&D departments of film studios and the largest video game studios.With advanced programming skills, they are the link between the artistic and technical dimensions of a project. Within ArtFX school, they put their knowledge into practice by collaborating on the production of 3D Animation, Visual Effects and Video Games projects. Workshops for project management and software engineering give them the necessary training to make the right technical decisions to assist the creative vision for their future colleagues.

 

Softwares

year 1 (bac+4)
Fundamentals

Rendering Programming:
shaders, real-time rendering, physically-based rendering

Tools Programming:
architecture, interface and database

Programming Languages:
C++, C#, Python, Javascript

VFX film software and video game engines

year 2 (bac+5)
Specialization & Production

Specialization in Rendering or Tools Projects

Project management, collaboration on video game or cinema graduation projects

Artificial Intelligence: pathfinding, decision making, strategy, machine-learning

Physical Programming: collisions, rigid bodies, body deformations, fluids

Network Programming

Job market

In the studios, a programmer is an indispensable link within the production chain. Programmers must find the right balance between technical rigour and creativity. Today, video game and VFX technologies are converging. Both sectors are looking for experts in the fields of software rendering, coding and engineering. The profile of the programmer in the film industry is highly sought after.In video games, this position is essential and opens up many international career opportunities.

Carrer options :

  • FX TD

  • R&D Programmer

  • Engine Programmer

  • Tool Programmer

  • Rendering Programmer

  • Technical Director (CTO)

Since graduating from ArtFX, I have had the chance to work in prestigious international studios, such as Mathematic, The Mill and RodeoFX. During my studies, I developed a solid foundation in 3D, learned to work as a team and solve problems quickly: fundamentals for working within studios and participating in ambitious projects. Today I’m an FX TD at RodeoFX. In 2017, I had the responsibility of directing the FX for episodes in season 7 of the most watched series in the world: Game of Thrones. I am very proud to have been at the heart of such a project. 2018 has been just as exciting with the film projects I’ve been involved with!
Rudy Langoux
Rudy Langoux
FX TD - RodeoFX - Class of 2016
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VFX – 3D ANIMATION  – CGI – VIDEO GAMES – PROGRAMMING – FINE ARTS

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