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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.

AnimSchool Students

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.

"Online reviews with some of the best animators in the world who really take the time to look at your work." –Mark B.

"Now I know how to make animation better, appealing. After AnimSchool, I feel empowered." –Carlos R.

"AnimSchool has allowed me to advance in a career that is filled with opportunities" –Carlos G.

"I’ve learned so much and I’m really happy I chose AnimSchool! It’s pretty cool that I get to work on characters I love...I’m thrilled that I get to model, rig and animate Donald Duck’s nephews for a Disney project." –Nanda D.

"Without knowing anything about Maya 2 ½ years ago and be able to do these sort of things today – makes me really proud!" –Martin S.

"I didn’t know crap about 3D animation before I got here, so it’s really cool! I have an animation job now." –Maikoe A.

"I finished school, got a job and was promoted to Animation Supervisor--all because of AnimSchool." –Dimitar B.

"I've learned a lot from all the professional animators at AnimSchool! Their stories about daily work in major studios and productions worldwide made the profession come alive for me." –Imelda A.

"I had done commercials and worked on TV for 5 years, but during my first class at AnimSchool I realized that I didn’t know how to animate yet! This was just so different!" –Daniel J.

"I am now comfortable with modeling, character creation and rigging in Maya. Before AnimSchool, I didn’t know how to rig anything." –Richitos M.

"Even though it’s an online school it feels like a whole community of people who I have never met before but became really good friends with...it’s simply the BEST!" –Dilen S.

"The instructors are among the best. They have been super kind with me - they not only taught me how to animate better, they also pushed me to become a good team member." –Carlos A.

"From class to class I could see a marked improvement in my work." –Maxim K.