3D animation programs in Maya & Max

At our multimedia institute, we impart 3D animation training in 3DsMax and Maya. You could pursue your Certificate, diploma and degree programs in 3D animation depending on your need, time constraints and educational background.

Career opportunities after completing a 3D animation course

After having successfully completed your training in 3D animation, you can work as a 3D animator – by bringing together all the elements through what are known as key frames to give the illusion of continuous motion. You could also work individually as a texture artist, rigging artist, lighting artist or a special effects artist. You could be involved in the development, pre-production, production or post-production modules of a project. From conceptualization, designing and rendering to special effects, there are various stages in a big production. There is an immense opportunity for animators in areas like advertising, entertainment films /television, architecture, medicine, education, aeronautics, engineering, printing, communication, to mobile application and gaming.
The gaming industry is another career path for a 3D animator. Video games are becoming very popular especially with the advent of I-phones, I-pads, tablets and more. The NASSCOM IGDA report on casual gaming in India reveals that it is expected to grow significantly at a CAGR of 32% over 2010-15.Global game developers are considering moving a lot of work to India thanks to our talent and hard work.

Based on your level of expertise and experience, your position and salary in the industry could vary. The average salary is around $75,000 per annum (as per a survey conducted by www.indeed.com).

What is 3D animation?

The art of modeling an object using computer generated imagery to move and interact in a simulated environment, viewable from different angles is called 3D animation. The image is modeled around a set of geometrical points forming an external 3D mesh. A digital skeletal structure or a digital armature is used to make the image move. This process is called rigging. Hair, fur, fire, water, gravity etc are created using complex mathematical functions. These fall into the realm of 3D Dynamics.

The difference between 2D and 3D animation:

In 2D animation there are only 2 dimensions– length and breadth, when the third dimension of depth is added, it becomes 3D animation. The depth is achieved by using shadows and a wide range of different shades of colors. There is a matter of perspective in 3D, where one can look at the same object or scene at different angles. 2D animation makes the object look cartoony and unreal. In 3D animation, the objects can still appear cartoony but can also have a realistic appeal about them.

The 3D animation industry

The 3D animation movie sector is growing at a very fast pace. Lots of international studios are making their way into India looking for talented 3D animators. Lots of in-house production studios are also emerging and movies like Delhi Safari and ‘Hey Krishna’ have put India on the animation scene. Having been nominated in the animated feature film category at the 85th Academy Awards has made Indians extremely proud. The fastest growing animation industry is set to grow to USD 2.9 billion by 2015 from the present USD 1.8 billion. “India’s animation industry has immense potential to grow and it is estimated to grow to USD 2.9 billion by 2015 from the present USD 1.8 billion,” says St. Angelo’s Computer Education CMD Agnelo Rajesh Athaide. There are about 300 animation and 40 VFX companies in India. Animation industry needs more than 40,000 animators from India, currently. The industry currently employs about 12,000 people with nearly 3,000 working as freelance animators, Athaide said.