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Boaz Livny

Boaz Livny is a CG and VFX supervisor, Technical Director and author of mental ray for Maya, 3ds max, and XSI: A 3D Artist’s Guide to Rendering. He is passionate about photography, and currently specializes in the photography aspects of 3D lighting, rendering, visual effects and compositing for high-end commercial and film. He is currently a CG supervisor with The Artery VFX in NY working on a feature film. Formerly

In 2004 Boaz established his own studio, Vision Animations in New York City. Through his studio, he has provided regular services, consultancy, and freelance support to various advertising, hi-tech, film and television production companies, such as Gravity, Psyop, Nice Shoes, The Artery VFX, mental images, Beverage Media Group and others. Some of his more recent roles included compositing on the Beck's Sapphire spot for the Super Bowl (Psyop), lighting and rendering technical director for Gravity on the film “Tower Heist” and CG / VFX Supervisor at Nice Shoes on Lady Gaga's “Marry the Night” music video and Kanye West's "Cruel Summer" short film.

Boaz also works as a professor for master’s-level and bachelor’s-level courses at SVA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects department (BFA) and MFA programs. His classes include advanced Lighting and Rendering, Materials, Advanced Nuke (two-year program he developed for SVA), and Production Skills classes. His CG Workshop is a condense-intensive, covering various topics he regularly uses in production and teaches at these academic universities.


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Arnold For Production

Boaz Livny

Now that Solid Angle has released its Arnold rendering software commercially, there is no better time to skill up, and no better way to do it than via CGWorkshops' 8 week online training with veteran VFX professional and instructor Boaz Livny. Boaz is very excited to offer this workshop that looks at modern rendering approaches with insight and techniques commonly used for CG lighting and lighting effects. The workshop demonstrates how you may adapt new techniques while still applying common workflows you may be used to from other...


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Intermediate to Advanced Techniques in V-Ray for Maya

Boaz Livny

Boaz Livny has blended and upgraded his two five week V-ray workshops into one bumper 10 week learning experience! In the first part, you'll learn the fundamentals of lighting and rendering along with some technical aspects of using a rendering software in production. This will include a basic tour around the V-Ray software in both Maya and SoftImage, a look at shading fundamentals and basic to advanced lighting techniques. Boaz will take you through various camera effects like lens distortion and depth of field, rayswitch techniq...


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Advanced Photorealism in Mental Ray

3D Modeling
with Boaz Livny

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