CG Forge Academy
Accelerate your Houdini goals with online video meetings & mentorships - No subscription required!
Get Answers to Your Houdini Questions
Schedule online video meetings to help remove roadblocks and achieve your Houdini goals: Questions can range from specific, technical problems that you're encountering, or more general questions like, "What's the best way to get started with Houdini pyro?"
Demo Reel & Career Advice
Having a trusted advisor for your professional career gives you a major advantage in today's competitive 3D job market. Making a reel? - Gain expert feedback and critique. Are you struggling with how to navigate professional challenges? Trying to find work as a freelancer? A professional perspective could be the difference between hitting your goals and missing them.
A Personalized Curriculum
Having one-on-one lessons provides benefits that go far beyond what college classes, workshops, or online videos can offer you. It's about achieving your specific goals. It's about your career. It's about what you need right now. CG Forge Academy offers a unique opportunity to accelerate your career by crafting learning paths just for you. No subscription is required!
How does it Work?
Prepare & Schedule
Schedule a Time and Prepare Your Questions/Files
Use the section above to pick the date and duration that you'd like for the consultation. CG Forge uses a calendar service called "Simply Book" which makes it easy to manage everything. This system handles e-mail reminders, invoicing, payment processing, and more. You don't need to be a CG Forge subscriber to book a session.
45/90 or Apply for a Mentorship
To learn more about what each option offers, click on the "read more" text. 45/90 minute consultations are great for more casual help and questions. The 6 week mentorship takes things to the next level by offering a guided experience, and you'll need to apply in order to be accepted. The option above schedules a free 25 minute consultation to meet with Tyler and discuss whether or not this option is right for you.
Prepare your Questions & Files
To make the most of the service, you'll want to take a little time and prepare some questions and/or files to review ahead of time. The checkout window allows you to write a message, and if you'd like Tyler to review a .hip file during a 45 or 90 minute session, then send it directly to email@example.com
Join the Meeting
What to Expect
Join the Live Video Link
Once you purchase a time slot, you will be sent an e-mail with a Google Meetings link along with a calendar event. You should receive a reminder via e-mail shortly before the event begins. Be sure to test your video and audio ahead of the event!
Being Late and/or Not Showing Up
Keep in mind that you will not receive any refunds once you pay for a time slot. If you are late and/or do not show up, then you will lose that money. I do not offer refunds because my calendar is full with other consultations and projects that need to be attended to.
If you know that you cannot make the meeting ahead of time, then you have the option to reschedule the consultation. If you decide to reschedule, then you need to do so at least 8 hours in advance of your appointment.
A High Quality Experience
Professional Research to your Problems
For 90 minute consultations, I dedicate a portion of my time towards researching your questions ahead of the session. Part of what you're paying for with this service is the time I put into researching great answers to your questions ahead of the consultations.
Follow-up Notes are Included
Don't worry about taking notes during the consultation. Part of what you'll receive with each session is an e-mail containing the main ideas of what we talked about, bullet points for next steps, and a summary of how to move forward in achieving your goals.
Expedite Your Goals
At the end of the day, it's all about helping you achieve your goals faster than you would have otherwise. With CG Forge Academy, it's all about you - and that's what makes all the difference.
Lead Instructor and Owner of CG Forge
Tyler Bay is an experienced 3D artist who founded CG Forge in 2019. Before establishing CG Forge, he spent many years working as a freelancer in film, online education, advertisement, biomedical animation, virtual reality, graphic design, and product visualization industries. Tyler aims to keep courses simple, thorough, and straight-to-the-point - which has become the heart and soul of what CG Forge is all about. That goes a long way towards ensuring that the skills you learn are applicable towards meeting production challenges while offering you the best courses and resources to reach your goals.
Questions About CG Forge Academy?