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This course, for students majoring in Animation, Design Engineering & Game Technology. Here you learn about the design histories and theories to develop creative, technical and analytical skills in animation film production through the exploration of animation production pipeline (CG modelling, texturing, lighting, rigging, Animation and rendering) techniques relevant to a career in design engineering, Visual Effects and animation. In this course we explore animation across a variety of platforms including film, television, advertising, web, motion capture and game design. This course will provide the opportunity for students to develop their transferable employability and professional skills through project-based assessment for Media & Entertainment industry.

The experts that would acquaint you with the intricacies of animation shall be:

Dr. Achintya Singhal, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Banaras Hindu University
Dr. Alok Kumar Singh Kushwaha, Associate Professor (Head of Department), Computer Science Engineering, GGU Central University.
Dr. Jitendra Sheetlani, Professor (Dean), School of Computer Application, Sri Satya Sai University.
Dr. VD Ambeth Kumar, Professor, CSE, PEC - Affiliating body Anna University.
Bhuvnesh Kumar, Creature Animator , Yash Raj Films, (Former TD Animation Dreamworks, Technicolor , MPC & Anibrain )
Alka K Ryan, TD Lighting, Course Content Developer Animation & VFX (Former Mentor Arena Animation & MAAC)
Prasoon Singh, Technical Director Animation, Prime Focus World (Former TD Animation DQ)

International - Subject Matter Experts: 

Mahmood Tariq, VFX Technical Director, Canada (Former TD Lighting/FX Tau Films & Rhythm & Hues)
Abhishek Chaturvedi, Compositor, DNEG, Vancover, British Columbia, Canada (Former Compositor Double negative, Singapore and Rhythm & Hues)
Abhinav Goel, Animation & Game Technology Expert,  Poland, Central Europe (Former Animator Xentrix Studio)

Teaching Assistant
Er. Ankit Kumar , (MTech - IIITA, PhD- BIT )

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 01 Sep 2020
End Date : 30 Nov 2020
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1 
Fundamental of Animation

Week 2 
Poly Engineering - Basics of Modeling

Week 3 
Poly Engineering - Modeling Architectural Design

Week 4 
Poly-painting - Texturing Fundamental

Week 5
UVW Unwrapping & 3D Paint Tools

Week 6
Aesthetics development : Lighting Fundamental

Week 7
Indirect & Direct Lighting techniques

Week 8
Character Setup- Rigging

Week 9
Character Skinning & Blend shapes

Week 10
Animation Fundamentals

Week 11
Principal of Animation

Week 12
Animation Walk Cycle Project

Week 13
FX & Dynamics Simulations

Week 14
Scene integration : Compositing

Week 15
Case Study : Tips & Tricks

Books and references

1. “Understanding 3D Animation Using Maya” by John Edgar Park
2. “Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps For Creating Animation and Motion Graphics” by Liz Blazer
3. “Gpu Gems 2: Programming Techniques for High – Performance Graphics and General – Purpose Computation” by Matt Pharr and Randima Fernando (Series Editor)
4. “Creating 3-D Animation: The Aardman Book of Filmmaking” by Peter Lord and Brian Sibley
5. “3D Animation Essentials (Essentials (John Wiley))” by Andy Beane
6. “Exploring 3D Animation with Maya 6 (Design Exploration)” by Peter Young and Patricia Beckmann
7. “Blender 3D by Example” by Romain Caudron and Pierre-Armand Nicq
8. “Blender 3D Incredible Machines” by Christopher Kuhn
9. “Blender 3D Basics” by Gordon Fisher
10. “IClone 4.31 3D Animation Beginner’s Guide” by M D McCallum
11. Animator’s Survival Kit – Richard William
12. The Illusion of Life – Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
13. Animation: From Script to Screen – Shamus Culhane
14. Cartoon Animation – Preston Blair
15. Character Animation Crash Course – Eric Goldberg
16. Timing For Animation – Harold Whitaker and John Halas
17. How To Make Animated Films – Tony White
18. The Art of Animal Drawing – Ken Hultgren
19. Humans and Animals in Motion – Eadweard Muybridge
20. Acting For Animators – Ed Hooks
21. Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing From Concept to Screen – Steve Katz

Instructor bio

Dr. Abhishek Kumar

Dr. Abhishek Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Science at Banaras Hindu University.

Dr. Abhishek Kumar is Apple Certified Associate, Adobe Education Trainer & Certified by Autodesk also. He has trained over 50,000+ students across the globe from 153 Countries, top 5 countries are India, Germany, United States, Spain & Australia. His alumni have worked for several national & international movies like Ra-One, Krissh, Dhoom, Life of Pi, Avengers Series, Iron Man series, Gijoe 3D, 300, Alvin & chipmunks, Prince of Persia, Titanic 3D, Transformers series, Bahubali 1 & 2, London has fallen, Warcraft, Aquaman 3D, Alita & a lots. His experience in academic and production environment has prepared him to be an effective Team Leader & mentor of 3D Animation, Computer Graphics, Visual Effects & Design engineering Industry. His technical proficiency & research journal papers have covered a wide range of topics in various Digital Art areas (Image analysis, visual Identity, Graphics, Digital Photography, Motion graphics, 3D Animation, Visual Effects, Editing and Compositing). Through his experience as a Mentor at MAAC (Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics) Training Centers (India) & Assistant Professor at Banaras Hindu University, He has developed confidence and an interest in teaching. He is actively involved in development of the courseware of Animation & design engineering course for various Institutions & Universities as per future industry requirement.

Within a short span of time he has published 30+ research papers in Scopus/WOS indexed “journal”,  Dr. Abhishek holding 8 Patents & Filled one International Patent also in the field of IOT & one more in process to filling. He also authored 3 Books in the area or Game technology, Animation & Immersive technology has been Published with SPRINGER Nature @ Apress.

 Dr. Abhishek has conducted several awareness workshop & seminar in universities, Institutes, colleges and school to make awareness about the future of Virtual Reality, Animation & VFX industry as a career opportunity. He has completed their professional studies related to Animation, computer graphics, Virtual reality, Stereoscopy, Filmmaking, Visual Effects & photography form Norwich University of Arts, University of Edinburg, Wizcraft MIME & FXPHD, Australia.

Dr. Abhishek is passionate about media & entertainment industry. He has directed two animation short “AAKARSHAN” & “The Last Soul”; has been nominated in various national & International film festivals. Recently he has directed & submitted a short film from Banaras Hindu University for UGC Film making competition 2018. Dr. Abhishek was production In-charge of Animated series “CricX” & TV serial “Superhero”. Dr. Abhishek was actively worked for 90+ E-content development of EPg Pathshala (an initiative of the MHRD under its NME-ICT being executed by the UGC) &  He is actively working as a Course Coordinator of “Animations”, Computer Science course running on SWAYAM.

Dr. Abhishek is an active member American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Society for Animation Studies, Singapore.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn. 

Internal Assessment :  30%  &  Proctored Examination: 70%
Total Marks: 100 ; Passing Marks: 40

• Certificate/Examination Registration url:  Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations. Should you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us through SWAYAM-NTA in person at any of the designated exam centers pan INDIA (The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- only)

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