About Comprehensive 3D Animation Course
This Course Bundle covers 5 main software used in 3D Animation and Modelling and Game Development.
It is a node-based Digital Compositing Application developed by The Foundry, and used for film and television post-production. NUKE is available for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. NUKE’s users include Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Pictures Animation, Industrial Light & Magic. NUKE has been used on productions such as Avatar, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, King Kong, I Robot, Resident Evil: Extinction, Alice in Wonderland, and The Hobbit
It is a 3D Animation software that runs on Windows, OS X and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation it is used to create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, TV series, or visual effects. Maya has been used to create 3D Animation for many Academy Award winning films like Monsters, Inc., The Matrix, Spider-Man, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Avatar and Finding Nemo.
It is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application developed by Maxon Computer GmbH in Germany. It is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing, rendering. Cinema 4D has been used in making of the following blockbusters The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Beowulf, Spider-Man 3, Monster House, War of the Worlds, Chronicles of Narnia, Serenity, Inception, Doom, Van Helsing, The Polar Express, King Arthur, Iron Man and Pacific Rim.
Currently developed by Autodesk, Mudbox was created by Skymatter. Mudbox’s primary application is high-resolution digital sculpting, texture painting, and displacement and normal map creation. The Mudbox user interface is a 3D environment that allows the creation of movable cameras that can be bookmarked. Models created within the program typically start as a polygon mesh that can be manipulated with a variety of different tools. The movie King Kong used Mudbox extensively.
Unity Game Engine:
Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies and is used to develop video games for PC, consoles, mobile devices and websites. First announced only for OS X it has now extended support to more than fifteen platforms. More than 1.3 million developers are using its tools to create graphics in their iOS, Android, console, PC, and web-based games
Comprehensive 3D Design Course Description
This Course Bundle on 3D Animation exposes you to the the Animation world via the following software Maya, 4D Cinema, Mudbox, Unity and Nuke. So this is not a single software course but material spans over 5 software. The Course bundle has been divided into 5 Sections and over 250 Modules. Each section covers one software. A brief description of each section is given below.
Section 1: Nuke Training
The Nuke training course has been divided into a comprehensive 30 training modules. To start with you will first develop an understanding of the the Nuke’s User interface. After that you will get to learn about the key features of Nuke that would be required to create feature film quality composites. Further on you will learn how to build node trees, create key frame animations, compositing visual effects, color correcting modes, use of timeline, and many features of Nuke‘s powerful image viewer. The important topics of tracking, stabilizing and match move also have been explained in detail in this course.
Section 2: Maya Animation Training
The Maya training course has been divided into 91 modules and has over 11 hours of training video.
In this course you will first gain knowledge about Maya Animation Principles and Maya Animation Settings. Then you will be gradually exposed to over 70 features of working with Maya which includes the following and many more.
In the course you will gain detailed knowledge about Transformation, Grouping, Ball Translate, Ball Graph tweak, Final Animation, Colgate Modeling, Colgate UV Texture, Colgate UV Planar Mapping, Colgate Photoshop, Metal Ball Translate, Text Modeling, Text Placement, Text Animation, Character Animation, Render, Trace Maya, Material, Lighting, Plane Body, Plane Back, Motion Path Part, 2D Paint Canvas, 3D Paints and Attributes.
Section 3: Cinema 4D Training
In this course to start with you will get comprehensive training on Basics of Spline Modeling and Spline Types, Types of Deformers and its Settings. Then you will be exposed to Modeling of Objects, Polygon Modeling with Vertex, Edge, and Polygon Faces and Material Editor. After you have explored the various facets of the Material Editor you will learn about Unwrapping a 3 D Object and extracting UVW layouts. Lighting is a very important aspect of 3D modelling so you will be exposed to elements of Lighting next. After you have mastered the Lighting modules you will gain exposure to the Camera inside Cinema 4D and Camera Animations. After that you will gain comprehensive insight on Animation where you will learn about keyframing and curve editing. You will also be exposed to MoGraph and how to best do Rendering with Cinema 4D.
Section 4: Mudbox Training
This course has over 57 high quality lectures and over 11 hours of Video Training. The main topics which have been covered here are Handling of Objects; Painting of Textures; Sculpting Faces and Sculpting of Figures.
Section 5: Unity Game Engine Training
This detailed course on Unity will first give you an introduction about the Unity Game Engine. Then you will be acquainted with the default views. You will then learn how to set up the Skybox. Features of the Character Controller will be explained and Game Objects and Game Components will be featured and lectured on. Then you will be exposed to Prefabs and Scenes. Training will be given on how to create 3D environment. You will gain insights on how to develop and work with 2D sprites and and 2D Animations. After Sprites you will be taught 3D Essentials and what is Scripting and how to work with Scripts.
What are the requirements/pre-requisites?
One should have basic computer knowledge and a knack for the creative arts field. Basic knowledge of 2D and 3D Graphics and Photography and Lighting can be considered a plus point for the courses on 3D modelling and Animation.
Target Audience for this training
This course is best suited for students who are interested to learn 3D Modelling and 3D Animation and Video Compositing for becoming a professional and build a career in the fields of Media and Entertainment and Animation and Gaming. This training will help students to master the complex software of Maya and Nuke in no time. These software are highly rated in the Film and TV and Animation Industry, so anyone who wants to pursue career in Animation and Modelling must pursue this course.
Comprehensive 3D Design Course FAQs
I am very new to Maya. Will it be difficult to learn Adobe Audition?
The Maya course has been designed in such away that any novice can start working with Maya after watching the tutorials. Creativity is something you can explore after you have mastered the tools and this course gives you an hands on demonstration of how to use and work with Maya from scratch.
What career can I build after learning Unity?
Unity happens to be one of the leading Game creation engines. Its cross platform and widely used and accepted in the Gaming Industry. So learning Unity makes you capable of prospecting good jobs in the Gaming Industry. If you want to join the fast growing Gaming Industry it is a course that you must pick up.
Where can the concepts I learned in this training be applied?
The concepts that you learnt from the tutorials here can be widely adapted into your day to day work as a processional in the creative industries of Animation of Gaming. So once you know how to work with Maya and the basic concepts of £D Animations are clear then you can start working with other Modelling software also if needed.
How are Maya and Mudbox different?
Maya and Mudbox comes from the same mother company Autodesk. The software sort of complement each other. In Mudbox you can create realistic models of Animals and Humans and use the incredible texturing tools. So Mudbox is really good for sculpting and modelling software where you want to work on intricate details of a model or sculpture. Maya on the the other hand is a more generic 3D Animation software which is more versatile than the popular 3D Max. Maya should be your learning priority for Animation and Mudbox is your cup of tea for modelling and sculpting objects and people and animal with intricate finer details. These can be later incorporated inside Maya.
Career Benefits of Comprehensive 3D Design Course
The global Animation and Gaming industry is touted to be a $250 Billion Dollar Industry by 2016. That gives us an idea of how big the Animation and Gaming sector has become and how many skilled professionals are required to feed the industry and keep things running. So this is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world today, so if you are still questioning why you should be learning Animation and explore this wonderful artistic field I guess you should not do that and start exploring this wonderful artistic field to discover you passion for creativity.
This course bundle exposes you to the top software used in Animation and Compositing and Gaming namely Maya, Nuke and Unity – so whatever be your aim or passion be you can surely quench your thirst for creative learning here. Once you have mastered Maya and Nuke it will open a field of opportunity for you in the media and entertainment industry. Once you learn Unity with that it also opens you the super growing gaming industry as a career option. So learning this bundle helps you to develop skills for serving both the Animation (Film/TV) and Gaming markets.
I was actually very surprised to see this course bundle available for us to learn from.All the software showcased in the tutorial are the best in the Industry and good tutorials a re hard to come across. So when I saw the bundle I knew then and there that I have to start this course. Who wants to let go of learning Maya, Cinema 4D and Nuke all in one place! Also came to know about Mudbox and Unity 5. Its a treasure trove go for it!
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Learning Animation and Graphics has been a long time passion for me but I do not have the budget to go for high end multimedia institutes so took the online education alternative. At first I was very surprised to see this bundle as so many famous software are being trained together. I started learning and surely Maya was my choice of software and after watching few tutorials only I realised it was a good decision to start this training. There is nothing like it if someone guides you step by step explaining everything in detail and showing all the functions. So yes its a must learn package go for it!
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