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Arena Animation Academy

Specialist Program
(AAASP)
Feedback /Inputs

• Software upgrades
• Semester 3 – Insufficient delivery hours
• Semester 5 - Weak
Industry News
ADOBE

• Reasons to upgrade
– All-new versions of Adobe
InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Flash,
Dreamweaver, and Acrobat®

– New productivity features and


tighter integration to simplify
creative and production tasks

– Support for the latest Mac and


Windows® systems
Industry News
AUTODESK

• 3ds Max 2008 includes toolsets for


– Modeling and texturing
– Animation
– Visual effects
– Rendering
– Hair and fur
– Cloth
– Asset management and
collaboration
Industry News
AUTODESK
• Maya Complete 2008 includes
toolsets for:
– Modeling
– Animation
– Visual Effects
– Rendering
– Paint Tools
– Toon Shading
– Maya Fluid Effects
– Maya Fur
– Maya n Cloth
– Maya Live
– Maya Hair
– Maya Muscle
AAASP
Semester I Graphics & Illustration Suite
• Objective:
At the end of this semester, the student will be able to apply concepts of
graphics, illustrations, sketching and digital graphics. The student will also
be able to create and edit images and publish graphics for various
industries.
• Learning outcomes:
– Visualization of illustrations
– Imagery
– Creating digital graphics
– Editing and optimizing of graphics
Semester 1
PROPOSED EXISTING
Graphics & Illustration Suite Tools Hours Graphics & Illustration Suite Hours
Fundamentals of Computer, Windows XP 8 Fundamentals of Computer, 8
Multimedia and Internet Multimedia and Internet
Basic Art Drawing book 16 Basic Art 16
Concepts of Graphics & Illustration Concepts 16 Concepts of Graphics & 16
Illustration
Creating Illustrations - I Adobe Illustrator CS3 20 Creating Illustrations - I 20
Sketching Practices Concepts 8 Sketching Practices 8
Creating Illustrations- II CorelDRAW X4 20 Creating Illustrations- II 20
Image Magic Adobe Photoshop CS3 40 Image Magic 40
with Image ready
Illustration Portfolio Project 24 Illustration Portfolio 24
Knowledge Enhancement - I Fundamentals of Design & 8 Knowledge Enhancement - I 8
Visualization

Total 160 Total 160


AAASP
Semester II 2D Design and Animation
• Objective:
At the end of this semester, the student will be able to incorporate multimedia
elements like audio, video and 2D animation. The student will also be able to
create a 2D animation portfolio using the tools learnt.
• Learning outcomes:
– Develop streaming audio
– Record and edit audio files
– Create video content
– Produce streaming video for the web
– Create 2D animation and
– Develop 2D animation portfolio
Semester 2
PROPOSED EXISTING
2D Design & Animation Suite Tools Hours 2D Design & Animation Suite Hours

Anatomy Study Concepts 8 Anatomy Study 8


Concepts of 2D Animation Concepts 6 Concepts of 2D Animation 6
Concepts of Storyboarding Concepts 6 Concepts of Storyboarding 6
Working with Audio Sound Forge 9 16 Storyboarding with TBS 8
Video Streaming and Editing Adobe Premier Pro CS 3 28
Working with Audio 16
Graphics and animation with Flash Macromedia Flash CS 3 24
Professional Video Streaming and Editing 28
Scripting with Flash Macromedia Flash CS 3 16 Graphics and animation with 24
Professional Flash
Advance Scripting with Flash Macromedia Flash CS 3 16 Scripting with Flash 16
Professional
Web weaver Macromedia Dreamweaver 24 Advance Scripting with Flash 16
CS3
2D Animation Portfolio Project 24
Drawing & Animation with 24
ToonBoom
Knowledge Enhancement - II Classical Animation or 8
ToonBoom Storyboard Pro
2D Animation Portfolio 24
Total 176 Knowledge Enhancement - II 8

Total 184
AAASP
Semester III 3D Animation
• Objective:
At the end of this semester, the student will be able to visualize and create 3D
animation and apply special effects.
• Learning outcomes:
– Develop 3D animation with special effects and
– Develop a 3D animation portfolio
Semester 3
PROPOSED EXISTING
3D Animation Suite Tools Hours 3D Animation Suite Hours

Concepts of 3D & Animation Concepts 8 Concepts of 3D & Animation 8


Modeling with 3D 3ds Max 2008 28 Modeling with 3D 24
Lights, Camera and Animation 3ds Max 2008 24 Lights, Camera and Animation 24
Painting 3D Objects Deep Paint 3D 8 Painting 3D Objects 8
Character Animation and Visual Fx 3ds Max 2008 & 32 Character Animation and Visual Fx 16
Character Studio
Concepts of Digital Filmmaking 8
Concepts of Digital Filmmaking Concepts 8
Visual Fx 44
Visual Fx Combustion 44
3D Animation Portfolio 24
3D Animation Portfolio Project 24
Knowledge Enhancement - III 8
Knowledge Enhancement - III Concepts of Character 8
Design in Animation
Total 164
Total 184
AAASP
Semester IV Advanced 3D Animation

• Objective:
At the end of this semester, the student will be able to demonstrate advanced
skills for visualizing and mastering 3D animation.
• Learning outcomes:
– Develop high end 3D Animation
Semester 4
PROPOSED EXISTING
Advanced 3D Animation Suite Tools Hours Advanced 3D Animation Suite Hours

Modeling with Maya MAYA Unlimited 2008 24 Modeling with Maya 16


Texturing with Maya MAYA Unlimited 2008 16 Texturing and lighting with Maya 16
Lighting and rendering with Maya MAYA Unlimited 2008 24 Character Animation with Maya 12
Paint Effects and Dynamics using 20
Rigging with MAYA MAYA Unlimited 2008 16 Maya
Character Animation with Maya MAYA Unlimited 2008 12 Realistic Features with Maya 24
Character Animation Portfolio E-Project 32 Character Animation Portfolio 40
Knowledge Enhancement - IV Character Anatomy 8 Knowledge Enhancement - IV 8

Total 132 Total 136


AAASP
Semester V Specialization & Portfolio Development
• Objective:
At the end of this semester, the student will be able to understand character
animation and special features like Hair, Fur, Cloth etc. The student can also
choose the area of specialization and then demonstrate their skills through
portfolio creation.
• Learning outcomes:
– Character animation
– Specialization in Modeling, Lighting & Texturing
– Specialization in Rigging, Compositing & VFX and
– Creating portfolio
Semester 5
PROPOSED EXISTING
Specialization and Portfolio Tools Hours Specialization in Character Hours
Development Suite
Animation & DPD Suite
Paint Effects and Dynamics using MAYA Unlimited 2008 20
Maya Concepts of Rigging 8
Realistic Features with Maya MAYA Unlimited 2008 8
Character Animation with Motion 28
Character Animation with Motion Motion Builder 7.5 28 Builder
Builder
Communication & Personality 6
(1) Modelling & Texturing
Development
Specialisation (Choose 1 elective) (2) Lighting & Rendering
(Note: No theory class. Student will create the(3) Rigging & Animation Final Demo Reel 40
assignments mentioned in PM based on (4) Compositing & VFX
which they will create a showreel later)
40
Portfolio Demo Reel Digital Portfolio Development -E- 40
Project Orientation to Creative Test 8
Orientation to Creative Test 8
Knowledge Enhancement -V 8

Knowledge Enhancement -V Industry Visits OR 8 Total 98


Workshops
Total 124
Semester Summary
PROPOSED EXISTING
Semesters Hours Semesters Hours
Semester I 160 Semester I 160
Graphics & Illustration Graphics & Illustration Suite
Semester II 176 Semester II 184
2D Design & Animation 2D Design & Animation
Semester III 184 Semester III 164
3D Animation 3D Animation
Semester IV 132 Semester IV 136
Advanced 3D Animation Advanced 3D Animation
Semester V : 124 Semester V : 98
Specialization and Portfolio Specialization in Character
Development Animation & DPD Suite

Grand Total hours 776 Grand Total hours 742


Duration (in weeks) 129 Duration (in weeks) 124
Duration (in months) 32 Duration (in months) 31
Enhanced Deliverables
• Tool based – CBT modules
– The tool based modules having Student Guide along with CBT’s
– The CBT covers the step-by-step assignment movies

Existing
Modules Softwares
Creating Illustrations- II CorelDRAW X3
Anatomy Study Concepts
Video Streaming and Editing Adobe Premier Pro 2
Advance Scripting with Flash Macromedia Flash 8
Drawing & Animation with ToonBoom ToonBoom Studio v3.5

Modeling with 3D 3D max 9

Lights, Camera and Animation 3D max 9

Character Animation and Visual Fx 3D max 9 & Character Studio


Enhanced Deliverables
• Tool based – CBT modules

PROPOSED PROPOSED
Modules Softwares Modules Softwares
Creating Illustrations - I Adobe Illustrator CS3 Modeling with 3D 3ds Max 2008
Creating Illustrations- II CorelDRAW X4 Lights, Camera and 3ds Max 2008
Animation
Image Magic Adobe Photoshop CS3 Character Animation and 3ds Max 2008 &
with Image ready Visual Fx Character Studio
Storyboarding with ToonBoom Storyboard Modeling with Maya MAYA Unlimited 2008
ToonBoom Storyboard Pro
Pro
Working with Audio Sound Forge 9 Texturing with Maya MAYA Unlimited 2008

Video Streaming and Adobe Premier Pro CS 3 Lighting and rendering MAYA Unlimited 2008
Editing with Maya
Graphics and Macromedia Flash CS 3 Rigging with MAYA MAYA Unlimited 2008
animation with Flash Professional
Scripting with Flash Macromedia Flash CS 3 Character Animation with MAYA Unlimited 2008
Professional Maya
Advance Scripting with Macromedia Flash CS 3 Paint Effects and MAYA Unlimited 2008
Flash Professional Dynamics using Maya
Drawing & Animation ToonBoom Studio 4 Realistic Features with MAYA Unlimited 2008
with ToonBoom Maya
Enhanced Deliverables
• Quick Reference
– Modules with advanced topics will have quick reference at the end of the
module
• Colored Section
– Modules requiring images in color have colored section at the end of the
book
Feedback /Inputs addressed
• Software upgrades incorporated

Adobe Illustrator CS3


CorelDRAW X4
Adobe Photoshop CS3 with Image ready

ToonBoom Storyboard Pro


Sound Forge 9
Adobe Premier Pro CS 3
Macromedia Flash CS 3 Professional

ToonBoom Studio 4
3ds Max 2008 & Character Studio

MAYA Unlimited 2008


Feedback /Inputs addressed

• Increased number of hours for Semester 3 modules


3D Animation Suite Tools Hours
Modeling with 3D 3ds Max 2008 28
Lights, Camera and 3ds Max 2008 24
Animation
Character Animation 3ds Max 2008 & 32
and Visual Fx Character Studio

• Stronger Semester 5 with specialization module


Specialization and Portfolio Tools Hours
Development Suite

Specialisation (Choose 1 elective) (1) Modelling & Texturing


(Note: No theory class. Student will create the (2) Lighting & Rendering
40
assignments mentioned in PM based on which (3) Rigging & Animation
they will create a showreel later) (4) Compositing & VFX
“Animation is not the art of
drawings that move but the
art of movements that are
drawn.”

Norman McLaren
Thank you
Aliasger Y . Shaiwalla
alis@aptech.ac.in