Students in the 3D and VFX Animation department gets the opportunity to learn the technical and artistic tools they need to master 3D animation and visual effects for film, video, and content creation. After the program, they may choose to become independent animators or to pursue a career in the film, gaming, interactivity, or commercial industries.
Students will learn the essentials of preparing a template for an animated movie or sequence. The amount of labour, hard work, and attention to detail required to make even a short animated movie necessitate an exacting and exhaustive amount of preparation before the modelling; animation, lighting, and much more even to begin. In order to create their own original productions, students are required to learn and master the software programs Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. In addition, they study subjects including Screenwriting, Storyboard, and Character Design.
Upon completing the foundations for the creation of their movie, students will focus on the next stage of the process, using software that includes Maya, Mudbox, and ZBrush. (Please note that our software may change as new methods for animation evolve and we continue to use industry-standard products). For instance, ZBrush and Mudbox are now used extensively in both movie and video game production. In addition, students will study subjects that include Drawing and Anatomy, Acting for Animation, Lighting, Materials, Textures, Animation, Rendering, Editing, and 3D Modeling and Sculpture.
As the year progresses students begin developing a final project that showcases a primary area of interest, be it modelling, animation VFX, or a combination thereof. Students are introduced to motion capture as part of the animation pipeline while also refining concepts learned in the Compositing I class. Visual effects are an essential part of the movie industry and are used for integrating computer-generated characters and particle systems, such as fluids and explosions into live-action shots. All of the major aspects of VFX are included in our one-year conservatory program, including the software programs Nuke, Maya, and Motion Builder. In addition, students will cover such subjects as Motion Capture, Green Screen, Compositing, Dynamics, Advanced CG Lighting, Scripting, Compositing, and Motion Tracking. Adequate time is made available for students to finish final projects and demonstrate a mastery of their particular area of interest.
Students in the 3D and VFX Animation department amongst many things can become Multimedia Artist or Animator. A Multimedia Artist or Animator will normally receive average salaries somewhere between 48000 and 72000 USD (about 17,616,000.00 and 26,424,000.00 Nigerian Naira) based on education and experience.
Grow your 3D Animation and VFX skills and reap the benefits for the rest of your career.