Career in 3D Animation: Courses, Job Prospects & Salary

Looking for 3D animation career? Read the article to know about 3D animation, certificate courses you can pursue, job areas you can work on, salary, growth prospects and more!

Looking for a career in 3D Animation? Do you have a flair for drawing? Are you interested in arts? Has your friends or your teachers appreciated for the creative work you have brought out? Then, you can consider taking up animation as course where in there is a very huge demand.

Know about 3D Animation

"Animation is not a drawing that people move but a drawing that makes people move."

A career in 3D animation involves 3D moving images using computer software. These 'digital' models are created out of one's own creativity. Have you seen 'Toy Story', Pirates of the Carribean, Finding Nemo, KungFu Panda, Ramayana-The Epic, Hanuman, Arjun: The warrior Prince, etc. All these characters were so realistic, rich with colors and truly magnificent with most the animated movies without human actors.

So how is it drawn and made to eye catching sceneries?

Simple. An object is first drawn on plain background on the screen. Then next screen the same object is drawn or re-drawn or duplicated but to a little left of its original position. This process is repeated each time moving the object to left. If this process is repeated fast enough, it will appear as is if the object is moving smoothly to the left. This is the basic procedure used for all moving pictures in films and television.
This is an example of shifting the location of the object. More complex transformations of the object properties like shape, size, color, lighting effects requires calculations and computer renderings.

3D Animation Courses, Certificate Programmes, Job Prospects

So what does this 2D or 3D animation courses provide?

It helps students to familiarize with basic concepts of drawing up to making digital films. Of course, there are various levels to choose from and upgrade skills to cater to need.

1.Certificate course in Entry level Animation (duration – 6 months

This is a foundation course to begin with basics and proceed to get in-depth knowledge of animation techniques. In this process, a candidate gets trained to be in-betweener , clean up artist, assistant animator.

2.Foundation programme in classical animation (duration:3months)

This course introduces the person to the basics of animation. A the end of the course, he/she will be well versed in the concept of Flip art, Story boarding concepts, animation principles and other activities that is required for production of 2D animation films.

3.Foundation programme in 3D animation (duration : 3 months)

This course helps the candidate to become familiarize with the 3d software programs, work in 3 D space, modeling with polygons, set cameras and light, create shades and textures and other feature necessary for creating animation.

4.VFX programme(duration: 3 months)

This is called the Visual effects course combining concepts of 2D and 3D disciplines. It introduces the candidates to the field of digital composting wherein they are exposed to use of composting techniques required to become VFX artist who play a significant role in the film, television or advertisement content production. Not to mention, video games that have taken the market recently.

Educational qualification required: Basic high school or +2 degree will be preferable.

Job areas for Career in 3D Animation

1) Architectural 3D animations
2) 3D landscape designing
3) Product 3 D design
4) 3D modeling
5) 3D character modeling
6) 3D character animation
7) 3D medical animation
8) Logo animation
9) Special effects
10) TV commercials
11) Gaming
12) Cartooning

Remuneration in the field of 3D Animation Career: Salary Package

Here is the approximate salary for 3D Animation in India for various job titles. Please note that the approximate salary mentioned below is per annum. The salary in the field of 3D Animation industry variest, depends upon various job roles and based on experience.

Salary for 3D Artist - Rs.244833
Salary for 3D Animator - Rs.251531
Salary for Animation Designer - Rs.216000
Salary for Graphic Designer - Rs.378000
Salary for Multimedia Artist - Rs.300000

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Author: Adeyeye Adesola21 Feb 2014 Member Level: Silver   Points : 0

I am quite impressed with this resource and it is very good for every persons out there to see this resource. I have decided to study animations and use it to run my life and business ideas.

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