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3D DIGITAL PRODUCTION – MASTER IN 3D ANIMATION, VISUAL EFFECTS AND VIDEOGAMES

Professional training course in Computer Graphics and 3D Animation

A TRAINING COURSE DESIGNED BY THE INDUSTRY FOR THE INDUSTRY

While recruiting Digital Artists for our company, we noticed that most of the training courses don’t give enough tools and knowledge to those students who want to pursue a career in this field. For this reason, Rainbow Academy has designed a Master in 3D Animation and VFX – Digital Production, a course of 3D graphics for Movies, Animation and Videogames. The course engages the students in the experience of all the stages of a production: from modeling, texturing and the shading of materials, the rigging of characters and props, to the animation itself, the making of Visual Effects in the studio, the Lighting techniques and digital compositing with Nuke; the most important and most internationally used software.

It is not essential to be good at drawing. 3D graphics require many different production stages, some are very artistic while others are highly technical – so you will definitely find a suitable subject to specialize in.

PRE-REQUIREMENTS

Use of the PC, knowledge of basic IT and of the major operational systems (Windows).
Basic knowledge of Photoshop would be a plus. It is mandatory to have a cognitive interview before gaining access to the enrolment stage. Being able to draw is not essential.

START OF COURSE

Start date: 24 January 2022
Places available

Duration: 9 months + summer or winter holidays
(Limited enrolment course)

CERTIFICATES ISSUED

Official Autodesk Certification
Official Vray, Chaos Group Certification
Rainbow Academy Diploma
Certificate of Attendance

TEACHING METHOD

Rainbow Academy is the only Italian reality that blends formation and work and is located within a proper International Production Industry.
It is a perfect mix of the reality of a workplace like the Rainbow group together with the professionalism of our teachers. The lessons are organized to simulate the workflow of an International Production Studio.
In accordance with this, you will have personal revisions and deliveries for each production stage.

Teachers: All highly-specialized professionals
Experience: International Market
Deliveries and Revisions: Individual and Step by Step
Management: Real project

GOALS AND SKILLS

You will be expected to make your own animation shot from start to finish and to do some special training sessions, which will help you learn all the stages of a real 3D production, from how it develops to what kind of problems and solutions it presents.
The objective is to understand how each production stage works, which is key to the proper management and organization of any 3D product. In this way you will be able to find out what your real skills are when it comes to making a personal REEL.

Learning Technical Skills: Production Workflow Management
Real Project Management: Development of Problem Solving skills
Personal Reel and Shot Production: To Build your Portfolio

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Due to the importance of maintaining a high standard of production, highly-competent professionals are in great demand, especially those who are specialized in a single production stage: Modelling, Surfacing, Texturing and Shading, Rigging, Animation, Special Effects, Lighting and Rendering and Compositing.
The Entertainment industry is always on the lookout for skilled and fully-trained 3D Artists, who are in line with the market standard, especially in the following sectors:

Film Industry: Film Visual Effects
3D Animation Industry: Full CGI Production
Videogame Industry: Gaming Apps
Commercial Graphics: Commercials

DIDACTIC
PROGRAMME

 

The Master course in 3D Animation involves the study of all the stages that are involved in the actualization of a 3D project. Its goal is the on-field formation of students, who are expected to work on a real project from the very beginning. The aim of the training and production is to help the student make a short movie of their own creation, guided step by step by our team of professionals.

This will enable them to learn the theory and the practice of an entire 3D workflow and understand first-hand which production stage truly suits them. This will then lead to the creation of a professional Reel that will give them the possibility of joining the world of 3D production!

MAIN PRODUCTION

Asset Creation

Creation of 3D characters, props and environments in a scene

MODELING & SURFACING

The objective of this session is to make the student aware of all the tools necessary for the polygonal modelling of an environment filled with objects and a 3D humanoid character. There is a first approach to colouring and texturing within the 3D software. Then there is an introduction to the techniques involved in the shading of the most common materials and an in-depth analysis of Maya’s Hypershade tools, which will render students capable of recreating most materials present in nature with the aid of V-Ray.

RIGGING

Rigging is dedicated to the building of a skeleton that allows a character to move and have all the facial expressions needed when acting. There will also be an analysis of deformation issues.

GROOMING

Grooming is about providing the finishing touches to our models by developing hair and fur that make them look more realistic – all thanks to the use of a Maya tool known as Xgen.

FINALIZATION AND RENDERING

The possibility to finalize characters and environments:
the rendering, with the aid of V-Ray,
of everything that has been created – the first step
towards the making of a proper professional Reel or portfolio.

ANIMATION & VFX PRODUCTION

You set the scene and bring it to life with action and special effects

LAYOUT & ANIMATION

This part of the master is focused on directing, camera shots and angles and 3D character acting. Starting from the 12 principles of classic Animation, a theoretical analysis is made followed by the practical application of the techniques used to make 3D characters act in a credible way with realistic facial expressions.

VISUAL EFFECTS

Maya’s VFX are probably one of the most difficult areas in the procedure. This session is aimed at learning how to use all the tools provided by the software used for creating the special effects in most Hollywood movies (particles, smoke, explosions, water).

LIGHTING & RENDERING

This module is dedicated to the technical-photographic aspect of 3D. There is an analysis of the main tools of Maya and of the rendering engine, V-Ray. Students will see how a flat, grey 3D scene is made to become vivid and colourful.

COMPOSITING & MATTE PAINTING

A very well-known technique of VFX integration.
By way of one of the most popular and powerful
software apps in the film industry,
‘The Foundry Nuke’, students are taught how to
apply VFX both to a live action scene and to a full CG one.
They also become acquainted with all the basic concepts used for
the editing of green screen footage – rotoscoping and
camera tracking techniques, finalization and colour correction.

SHOW REEL AND PORTFOLIO

The Show reel is the calling card of any 3D graphic artist. It is the proof of their artistic, technical and communicative skills. At the end of their educational path, all students need to have their own adequate tools and portfolio to make a good first impression in business. Our lessons are aimed at creating professional Show reels and portfolios, social profiles, cover letters and CVs.

It should never be forgotten that the task of a 3D artist entails the original and personal recreation of the reality we live in, or the production of an imaginary world by means of increasingly sophisticated performing IT tools, software and hardware.
These skills are exactly what need to be exhibited in a professional Reel, which should feature content that can be clearly evaluated by companies from all over the world.

CERTIFICATION

AUTODESK CERTIFICATION

Rainbow Academy is a certified Autodesk formation structure, both an ATC – Authorized Training Center and an ACC – Autodesk Certification Center.

At the end of the course, students will receive the internationally recognised official Autodesk Certification.

CHAOS GROUP CERTIFICATION: V-RAY

Rainbow Academy is also an Authorized Training Center for teaching the use of V-Ray, certified by Chaos Group.
Students will receive the Official V-Ray Certification.

MASTER RECAP

DURATION: 8 months + summer or winter holidays

HOURS: 1072 of Training,
Supervised Production and Workshop.

CALENDAR: from Monday to Friday
h: 9:00 – 13:15 + afternoon Production sessions.
It is possible to attend either in presence or online.

SOFTWARE: Autodesk Maya, Mudbox,
Photoshop, Premiere, VRay,
Substance Painter, ZBrush, Nuke

COST: € 8.900 (including legal fees)