Graphics and Animation Development

By Er. Shano Solanki   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh.
Learners enrolled: 1671
The course on Graphics and Animation Development will introduce the learner about the concepts and practical skills of Graphics and Animation Development. The main focus is going to be on open source tools which are freely available for downloading. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is one of the popular, free, open source alternative to Photoshop and available for platforms: Linux, Windows and Mac. The interface differs somewhat from Photoshop, but a version of GIMP is available that mimics Adobe's look and feel, making it easier to migrate from Adobe Photoshop which is a licensed product for Image Editing and Graphic Designing. On the other hand Blender/ Google Sketch up can be used for 3D Modeling and it is highly used in the areas of Interior Designing, Civil Engineering, Gaming etc.
The course is meant for those who are seeking career in Graphic Designing and 3D Modeling and Animation. The mode of learning will be through watching pre-recorded video sessions for coverage of theoretical aspects and followed by practical sessions by learner to check their learning achievements. Further interactive query handling sessions will be kept for resolving learner queries at scheduled timings during the course duration
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 01 Aug 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2023
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Course layout

Week 1:Fundamentals of Graphics Designing and its application areas, GIMP Software Installation, Introduction to Toolbox, Advanced Tools and options, Assignment
Week 2:Image editing and enhancement, Overview of  Filters, Advanced Filters, Assignment
Week 3:Black and White to Color Image Conversion, Layers and Layer Properties, Layer Effects, Text Effects, Assignment
Week 4:Paths and Channels, Publishing for the web, image composition, button creation, Assignment
Week 5:Overview of Animation techniques, Blender Software Installation, Overview of IDE (Integrated Development Environment), Architectural Modeling 
Week 6:Architectural Modeling and CharacterModeling, Modeling assignment
Week 7:Rigging, Rendering and Publishing, Assignment
Week 8:Google SketchUp Installation, Overview of working environment, 3D Modeling, Assignment

Books and references

Computer Graphics & Animation book pdf

Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming book pdf

Blender master class book pdf

A basic tutorial of Blender 3D

Camp Blender

Using Sketch Up

GNU Image Manipulation Program
User Manual

Instructor bio

Er. Shano Solanki

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh.
Ms. Shano Solanki working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Chandigarh. Ms Shano Solanki has received her Masters in Computer Applications from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra in 2000, M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Thapar University Patiala in 2015. Her areas of research are Data Mining and Social Networks Analysis. She has coordinated various short term courses on Graphics Designing and 2D Animation softwares. Primarily involved in training technical teachers, instructional material designing, conducting training programs at national level etc.

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of November (tentative); 
  • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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