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Allan McKay

Allan McKay is an award winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Technical Director in Hollywood, working nearly 20 years all over the world for many leading studios - including Industrial Light + Magic,  Blur Studio, Psyop, Frantic Films, Pixomondo, Ubisoft, amongst dozens of others on many Hollywood blockbusters including Star Trek 2, Superman Returns, 2012, The Last Airbender, Daybreakers, Transformers 3, Beautiful Creatures, more recently Looper and Robert Zemeckis' new film 'Flight' amongst dozens of others.

Recently completing work on Bungie’s upcoming ‘Destiny’, Metallica's new movie and the high profile God of War - Into Ashes piece for the Superbowl, on top of various other high profile projects. Allan works closely with Autodesk in both presenting and contributing to their products Maya and 3D Studio Max especially when it comes to FX. Autodesk has awarded McKay in 2007 the status of Max Master, as well as being nominated and or receiving numerous awards including Oscar, Emmy's and Promax to name a few. In addition to holding workshops and master classes at events all over the world. Over the duration of his career he has had keynotes, workshops and lectures in person in front combined of over 20,000 people.


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Advanced FumeFX

Allan McKay

Award-winning VFX professional Allan McKay returns to CGWorkshops with a new, advanced 8 week, fully mentored online training course in FumeFX. If you've already had some experience blowing stuff up, this workshop is for you.  But if you haven't used FumeFX before, don't worry - in Week 1, Allan explains the basics of the program for you before starting out with the creation of some seriously killer fire!  Moving on through the weeks you'll cover smoke, massive clouds and weather, fluids, ink droplets (yes, you read right, ink i...


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Destruction Dynamics

Allan McKay

Allan McKay takes us on his most epic course yet! As one of the leaders in the visual effects industry, McKay has been responsible for the effects of many of today's largest films including Transformers 3, Star Trek 2, 2012, Looper, Flight, The Last Air-bender, Metallica and Superman. Allan is the authority on digital destruction, complex fluids and particle and dynamics simulations. In this course, Allan divulges many of his secrets and killer tactics that he has developed over the years in an intense 8 week class covering many d...


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Advanced FumeFX

Allan McKay

Award-winning VFX professional Allan McKay returns to CGWorkshops with a new, advanced 8 week, fully mentored online training course in FumeFX. If you've already had some experience blowing stuff up, this workshop is for you.  But if you haven't used FumeFX before, don't worry - in Week 1, Allan explains the basics of the program for you before starting out with the creation of some seriously killer fire!  Moving on through the weeks you'll cover smoke, massive clouds and weather, fluids, ink droplets (yes, you read right, ink i...


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