AnimSchool 3D Animation Student Showcase
If you would like a career that is both challenging and allows you to use your creative talents, you may want to consider training in an animation program. Since time and cost are factors for most of us, online schools are an ideal option to get the experience you need, with instructors that are experts in the film and game industries. In AnimSchool, you can focus on one of two programs:
3D Animation Program Students use our award-winning characters to learn the art of movement, weight, and balance to make characters move and perform in a convincing way. 3D animation is about giving objects and characters the illusion of weight while moving. Once that is mastered, student learn acting, storytelling, and strong body and facial posing to give characters the illusion of life.
3D Character Program In this program, students learn to build the characters used for animation. They model the shape of the character, then put in the “bones” and controls needed to make a 3D “rig.” Students learn modeling and rigging to make an existing character bend or “articulate” correctly. After the initial classes, students can specialize in either skill, choosing the upper class options that best fit their interests.
AnimSchool students use Autodesk Maya in their classes. This 3D computer graphics software is the most popular choice for high-end films and games.
Students should be familar with Maya before beginning AnimSchool’s classes or they may take our optional starter course, Introduction to Maya. Starting with the basics, students learn fundamental Maya skills during this course in order to hit the ground running in either of AnimSchool’s programs. The class explores the interface, creating objects, cameras, rendering and materials, primitives and lights. Also, the basics of grouping, parenting, hierarchies and constraints.
The creators and instructors at AnimSchool are dedicated to training individuals to become qualified animators, riggers and modelers. We offer our students continuous interaction and feedback from instructors working at some of the top studios, such as Dreamworks, Blue Sky Studios, Disney and Pixar. Recorded classes, free art instruction, flexibility and affordable tuition are just some of the other benefits we offer. Take some time to explore our site and see if a career in 3D animation is a good fit for you.