3D Animation Basic 101 Course

TIME TO UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY WITH ADVANCED 3D TECHNOLOGY

CALLING ALL YOUNGSTERS WHO DESIRE TO EXPLORE THE WORLD OF 3D ANIMATION

This course is designed for anyone who is willing to discover their creativity. You will learn to use animation software and the principle of digital creation, as well as communication skills. This is for beginners who have never used 3D software, so the classes will go step by step and will be easy to follow. Upon finishing the course, you will see your potential to study further and get into the creative industry. For example working with Weta Digital in Wellington, known for The Hobbit movie, or even working internationally, e.g. Pixar, Dreamworks and Disney.


Class outline

Course Duration:10 lessons (1 hour per lesson x 10 weeks)  
plus homework and self-studies
Software to use:Blender 2.8 
Shotcut
They are open source, free to download and use
What to expect:To master the basic use of 3D software, which will be the foundation at further studies.
What to prepare: Windows or Mac computer. (iPad or Tablet not applicable)
Broadband internet
Topics covered:User interface, Modelling, Sculpting, Materials, Lighting, Texturing, Rendering, Post production, Sound design

What you will learn in this course

You will learn so many areas in 3D and understand how things work. Don’t worry, we will go through step by step.

User interface

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First thing first, you will go through an instruction so that you won’t get intimidated with the interface. You will have understanding how things are working and why.

Modelling

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You will learn to create a creation of basic shape. Creating a donut, a coffee cup, a pencil etc.

Sculpting

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Welcome to the world of digital clay art. You will learn how to sculpt so your creation will look like a hand made craft. It is about adding wrinkles, scars, scratches in your creation.

Materials

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Metal should look like a metal. Skin should look like a skin. You will learn how to apply materials on the 3D items so it will look like a proper metal, a proper skin etc

Lighting

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Lighting has its message. Do you spot your torch at your face from below in a dark room, so you will look creepy? If so, you understand how the lighting works already! In this course you will learn how the lighting will be manipulating the studio lighting in 3D environment.

Rendering

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You will learn how to visualise the 3D creation you make. You will understand how computer will calculate inside your software/processor/graphic card.

Texturing

Texturing is about applying images into 3D objects to give more details on top of materials. This module will go through details of how it is done.

Animating

Animation is about making things lively. Why do you love watching cartoons? Why do you cry when watching animation? It is about the skills and effort of animators who work on them. This module will introduce you to the basics of keyframe animation.


Entry requirement for this course

This course is suitable for 10 years old and above. Students should have basic computer skills.


Tutor: Taka Ino

Diploma in advanced 3D animation (NZQA Level 7)

Taka studied 3D animation at Lifeway College in Auckland. While gaining experience in the creative industry such as Huhu Studios and Podlance Creative Studios. He thrived as a multimedia specialist. He also has work experience for Vanuatu National Statistic Office and Shot Darts with his animation skills. His friendly and dedicated approach will help students understand what 3D animation is about, and motivate them to pursue their dream as artists across various media.


Cost


NZD $295 (For group lesson)
NZD $445 (For one-on-one lesson)

Any Windows or Macbook computer will be adequate for this basic course, but not Chromebook. (However, those who would like to study further may want a gaming PC with an advanced graphic card). 
You will also need a broadband internet for conference calls


The course brochure is available here.

So what are you waiting for? Time to fill in the enrolment form!

About

DreamTube Media School is a multimedia school based in Papamoa Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand

Get in Touch

Let’s talk! We would like to help you out discovering your future!

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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