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pixeltrain - we train professionals

pixeltrain is a provider of high-quality corporate trainings for 3D, VFX and Animation.

For more than 19 years Helge Maus, head of pixeltrain, works in the creative industry as a trainer, consultant and author. Because of his many years of production and training experience, his work as a freelancer for Adobe Systems in the fields of motion and multimedia and his regular participation in beta programs particularly Maxon Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects, he is constantly dealing with the latest technologies and developments.

Helge Maus also travels to agencies, industrial clients and 3D/VFX studios around the world to train the staff in skills and compositing techniques as well as to improve the facility's production pipeline productivity. (Travel costs are included in the offer.)


Your pixeltrain training is available in many flavors. Choose the one that suits you best:

>> In-House Training

>> Training in the pixeltrain studio

>> Online-Training

>> pixeltrain's VFX-Academy


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us >> contact information

On pixeltrain's vimeo-channel you also find tutorials in English >> 



pixeltrain's skills

Long-time industry expert Helge Maus and his team of pixeltrain offer you functional knowledge in the areas of 3D Visualization & 3D Animation, Motion Design, Compositing and VFX.


In this process industry-specific solutions such as

>> sideFX Houdini FX, Autodesk Maya and Blender 3D

3D & VFX Compositing
>> Foundry NUKE, Adobe After Effects

Motion Design, FUI & HUDs
>> sideFX Houdini FX, Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D (X-Particles & Cyclees)

VFX & Simulation, Terrains, Oceans, Crowds, Character FX
>> sideFX Houdini FX

Character & Animation Workflow
>> sideFX Houdini FX, Autodesk Maya and Blender 3D

Real-time Visualization, VR, AR and Real-time Filmmaking
>> Unity, Epic Unreal Engine 4, Substance Painter & Designer

Photorealistic & NPR Rendering:
>> Chaosgroup V-RAY (Houdini | Maya), Pixar RenderMan (Houdini | Maya), Blender Cycles & Eevee 


It’s not about the training of "tools", but their practical application in professional workflows.
Take advantage of our efficient integration of know-how in the areas of training, consulting or production.

Helge Maus has worked a couple of years as a freelancer for Adobe, was a Maxon Lead Instructor for Cinema 4D and also long time beta tester for Maya, Cinema 4D, AfterEffects and Arnold. His clients are mostly from the VFX, Postproduction, MotionGraphics, Broadcast, Automotive & Architectural industry.

He has worked with clients such as Jura, Vitra, Mackevision, eder GmbH, Dyson, Jung-von-Matt, Pirates ´n Paradise, redseven Entertainment, ProSiebenSat.1, SKY Deutschland, NDR, rbb, Sony DADC, Intel and many more international companies.

If you want to support Helge Maus for publishing more free tutorials you could join his Patreons:

Find more information >>



what pixeltrain offers

In addition to in-house trainings pixeltrain offers consulting concerning the use of various software packages on the fields of 3D, VFX and Compositing and support for your individual projects.

By means of individual business trainings of your team, rapid response in case of problems, as well as outsourcing and acquisition of project components, pixeltrain helps you to realize your digital visions for your customers.


Looking forward to training you soon!

Helge Maus and his pixeltrain-Team





Helge's latest Video-Tutorial >>





Here is the direct link to the publication:


We have a special offer until the 21st of January 2020.
If you use this voucher, you will get 10% off:
Code: NewYear2020



This publication "pixeltrain - Houdini FX Fundamentals >> Fast Forward“ by Helge Maus is a complete Introduction to Houdini FX. Learn it now and learn it profoundly deep and fast!









Would you like to stay in contact with us? We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!


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