3D Animator Learning Path

Think you were born to string sequential images of drawings, puppets and models together to produce films for commercials, computer games, music videos and websites? The creation of 3D animated images is a fascinating process. As an animator, you will have to work creatively to produce original and aesthetically pleasing designs and solutions and amongst other tasks; use specialist computer generation software, present designs to customers for evaluation, promote and run the business, negotiate contracts, liaise and work effectively with other design and production staff.

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Animator Courses

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HTML5 Banner Using Adobe AnimateHTML5 Banner Using Adobe Animate

This is a bespoke course, please contact us for dates

  • How to navigate the interface and use the tools
  • Creating and importing content
  • How to animate and add interactivity
  • Save and publish a project
  • Place the published project in a web page or another Adobe Application
$ 397.00
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After Effects: BeginnerAfter Effects: Beginner

Course Duration: 3 Days

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Create 2D animations
  • Work with layers
  • Apply effects
  • Work with masks & mattes
  • Use colour effectively
  • Export files
From $ 497.00
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After Effects: IntermediateAfter Effects: Intermediate

Course Duration: 3 Days

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand keyframe complexity
  • Use keyframe graphic editor
  • Work with expressions
  • Render queue
  • Track mattes
  • Use compound effects
  • Motion stabilisation and tracking
  • Render order/pre-composing
  • Create 3D animation
  • Prepare for the Adobe ACA Exam
From $ 397.00
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After Effects: AdvancedAfter Effects: Advanced

Course Duration: 2 Days

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Master the concepts of colour correction
  • Work with advanced expressions
  • Particles
  • Use 3D lights & cameras
  • Time remapping and motion tracking
  • Speed up your workflow.
$ 697.00
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After Effects: Zero to HEROAfter Effects: Zero to HERO

Course Duration: 5 Days

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Create 2D animations
  • Work with layers
  • Apply effects
  • Work with masks & mattes
  • Use color effectively
  • Understand keyframe complexity
  • Render queue
  • Track mattes
  • Use keyframe graphic editor
  • Work with expressions
  • Use compound effects
  • Motion stabilisation and tracking
  • Render order/pre-composing
  • Create 3D animation
  • Prepare for the Adobe ACA Exam
From $ 697.00
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3ds Max: Intermediate Bespoke3ds Max: Intermediate Bespoke

This is a bespoke course, please contact us for dates

By the end of this course, you will be able to

You will be able to design 3D environments with animated walking characters with realistic lighting viewed from a moving camera.

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3ds Max: Zero to HERO3ds Max: Zero to HERO

Zero to 3DS Max HERO in just 5 days!

What you will learn

You’ll learn how to work in a production environment, understand the mechanics of 3DS Max, be able to create 3D models using a variety of techniques, work with materials to texture your models, understand how to light a scene, be able to create animations, stage a scene, understand cinematography and learn how to create output for use in post-production.

$ 897.00
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3d Animator Master Class - Gold3d Animator Master Class – Gold

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • 3DS Max Jumpstart – 5 days
  • Autodesk 3DS Max Autodesk Certified User and Professional exams
  • Maya Jumpstart – 5 Days
  • Cinema 4d 101: Yellow Belt – 3 Days
  • Cinema 4d 201: Green Belt – 2 Days
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Cinema 4D: BeginnerCinema 4D: Beginner

Course Duration: 3 Days

By the end of this course you will be able to

This course will show delegates the fundamentals of Maxon’s Cinema 4D. By the end of the course you’ll be able to create your own 3D designs & animation and be ready to move towards some of the more sophisticated features of the software.

From $ 597.00
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Cinema 4D: AdvancedCinema 4D: Advanced

This is a bespoke course, please contact us for dates

By the end of this course, you will be able to

Advanced animation using MoGraph

  • Simulation of natural world dynamics
  • Hair and fur simulation
  • Cloth simulation
  • Basic Character Rigging and IK using Mocca
  • Advanced Scripting using Xpresso (no coding)
  • Advanced Rendering Techniques
  • Multi-pass rending and compositing
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Cinema 4D: IntermediateCinema 4D: Intermediate

Course Duration: 2 Days

By the end of this course you will be able to

The advanced features of Cinema 4d.

From $ 397.00
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Cinema 4D: Zero to HEROCinema 4D: Zero to HERO

Zero to Cinema 4D HERO in just 5 days!

This course will show delegates the fundamentals right through to advance of Maxon’s Cinema 4D. By the end of the course you’ll be able to create your own 3D designs & animation and be ready to move towards some of the more sophisticated features of the software.

From $ 797.00
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Cinema 4D: Ultimate MasteryCinema 4D: Ultimate Mastery

By the end of this course you will be able to

After completing the class, users will be able to: This course will show delegates the fundamentals of Maxon’s Cinema 4D. By the end of the course you’ll be able to create your own 3D designs & animation and be ready to move towards some of the more sophisticated features of the software.

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VRAY for Cinema 4D

This is a bespoke course, please contact us for dates

You’ll learn to navigate the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT user interfaces, use the fundamental features of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT to develop accurate technical drawings and present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive way.

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3d Animator Master Class - Gold3d Animator Master Class – Gold

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • 3DS Max Jumpstart – 5 days
  • Autodesk 3DS Max Autodesk Certified User and Professional exams
  • Maya Jumpstart – 5 Days
  • Cinema 4d 101: Yellow Belt – 3 Days
  • Cinema 4d 201: Green Belt – 2 Days
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Maya: Zero to HEROMaya: Zero to HERO

Course Duration: 5 days

What you will learn

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: work in a production environment, understand the mechanics of Maya, be able to create 3d models using a variety of techniques, work with materials to texture you models, understand how to light a scene, be able to create animations, stage a scene and understand cinematography and know how to create output for use in post production.

$ 997.00
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Unreal Engine 4: Zero To HEROUnreal Engine 4: Zero To HERO

Course Duration: 5 Days

What you will learn

During the first day of the course we will teach you about the Unreal Engine 4 interface and its key properties. The training will start by looking into the elements of a 3D application such as materials, meshes and textures. We will then move on to study and find ways to make the objects move and animate, using the animation tool, physics and particles. After the course you will be able to create your own game.

$ 1,397.00
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Unity 3d for VR: BespokeUnity 3d for VR: Bespoke

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Unity 3D has introduced built-in support for some certain VR devices. This course will focus on how to use the Unity 3D game engine for VR; how to setup software and hardware; how to enable VR support in the unity editor; end-user hardware and software requirements; and how to minimize some possible health issues in VR, and so on.

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Unity 3d: Zero to HEROUnity 3d: Zero to HERO

Course Duration: 5 days
This course we will teach you about the Unity3D interface and its key properties. The training will start by looking into the elements of a 3D application such as materials, meshes and textures. We will then move on to study and find ways to make the objects move and animate, using the animation tool, physics and particles.

After, you will start writing some basic scripts to handle user interaction and create elements of a 2D interface. Also the course will focus entirely on scripting, starting with a detailed review of the scripting engine and API as well a handful of tips and tricks on how to create effective code and build 3D games & applications.

$ 1,397.00
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Without 3D animation, movies such as Toy Story and other popular animated entertainment would simply not exist. Through the use of computer graphics, cartoon characters and other objects take on a life-like appearance as they move within an interactive background. 3D animators are the creators that make this innovative process possible. They bring the characters to life with computer software that uses different variants such as lighting, shadows, and other movement sectors.

Becoming a professional Animator generally requires taking classes in 3D Animation. These Animation courses are designed to teach you the software and how to create animations that will meet your client’s needs. Our Animation courses also provide you with tangible proof of your skills. While your actual knowledge and skill in the field will be what sells your Animation skills, many jobs require a formal education.

Excellent software and equipment can make your role as an Animator that much easier. You will need a good computer that can handle the necessary requirements for high-level animation work. You will also need the right pieces of software: this includes applications such as Maya, 3DS Max, Cinema 4D plus Illustrator and Photoshop, which are standards in the Animation Industry.

A portfolio can make or break you when it comes to getting a role as an Animator. Even if you do not have the complete educational background necessary for a position, if your portfolio is exceptional, most employers will consider work experience as a replacement for formal education. You want to make sure only the best pieces you have go into your portfolio, it showcases your talent, abilities, and your creativity.

One of the fastest ways to learn, grow, and keep yourself up to date on all the latest happenings in the animation and design community is to simply join it. Get involved, put your work out there, hear what other animators and designers have to say, talk to them, and ask questions. The more feedback you get, the better your work will become. It also helps you to network if you have decided to freelance.

Becoming an animator is more than just education, tools, equipment, and focus; it is also about finding your artistic style and growing as an artist. No matter what genre of animation or design you pick, own it by throwing in your own passions. If you love clean lines and bold colours, focus on this. If you like complex and intricate animations and designs, bring that in to your work. The best part of being an animator is doing what you truly love.

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