LIGHTNING : First year

Skill Level


Students or Individuals



48 Weeks of Intensive Training

Live mentorship

+ 300 hours of Live Meetings

Personal Reviews with a Professional

We provide Software

Maya / Nuke / Katana / Arnold /

Vray / Renderman / Substance / Mari


Payment Plans Available

12 months / 4 months / Upfront

We focus on your success

Entire control of the learning environment and follow up progress with your mentors

The entry level program that is designed for students who will be introduced to the methods behind current industry standards. Students will have the opportunity to network with fellow students and professionnals to gain insight into the industry and team collaboration.

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What You Will Learn



Fundamentals 101

Students will learn fudamentals and techniques of Lighting / Lookdev / Compositing using Maya, Arnold, Nuke and Substance painter with an emphasis on using a LightRig, Turn Table, Color theory, HDR interior or exterior and a good understanding of different type of materials. Students will learn how to separate a render into different layers, to be composited back  together in Nuke.



Principles 102

This course builds upon the principles and techniques using Maya and Vray, Nuke, Substance with an emphasis on more technical tips and tricks to optimize a faster workflow. Students will closely examine to gain an understanding of matching a lighting to a plate and integrate an asset in a shot, resolve noise issues. Students continue to expand their understanding of more combination of texture and how to effectively use it as a part of lighting solutions.



Principles 103

This course will take you through more advanced principles and techniques using Maya with Vray and Katana with Renderman and Nuke. Students will emphasize how to get a feature film quality. Students will closely examine cartoon and realistic movie references, optimize shading and Render Settings, builds interactive render filters. Students continue to expand their understanding with different types of templates solutions and tools.

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Fundamentals 104

Students will learn fundamentals and techniques of Houdini in Lighting / LookDev using Mantra, Solaris. Students will learn node based workflow. Building procedural asset will be a part of the courses. Students will combine all their previous knowledge to learn more tools.

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We provide a set of sofware

Autodesk Maya
3D Animation Software
by Autodesk
Compositing Application
by The Foundry
LookDev & Lighting Software
by The Foundry
3D Node based Software
by SideFX
Substance Painter
3D Painting Tool
by Adobe
by Pixar
Arnold rendered
by Autodesk
by Chaos Group

Delivery Platforms we use for Courses and Consultations

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Need Consulting from a Pro?

We have a team of experienced artists from different studios and companies to review your demoreels or personal projects

Software Provided

CineLight has partnered with software developers to provide students with access to programs needed for the courses

PayPal Payments

For the ease and safety of the students, payments are accepted using PayPal's global secure website

Tuition Installments

Program tuition is available to be paid in a single installment or multiple installments for budgeting and affordability

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