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Everyone of you are aware of Chota Bheem, the most popular cartoon character for the Indian audience. The makers of Chota Bheem, Gren Gold Animation Studios have come up with many more characters which are appealing to the kids. Among them, one character that has recently garnered much success in Mighty Raju.

UG & PG Animation DegreeThe many histrionics of Mighty Raju can be seen in the various episodes that are shown in TV in POGO channel. With the popularity of this character increasing daily, the makers have decided to release a full fledged movie named ‘Mighty Raju Rio Calling’. The film is slated to come out in the cinemas in May 16, 2014.

Raju or Mighty Raju as he is popularly called, got this super-natural power from Neutrino, a chemical compound. He helps his world against the evils and also from the cruel Karaati. In this movie, the saviour and mischevious Raju files to the city of Rio to take part in adrenaline and adventurous journeys.

The casting of the film has:

Raju

Sandhya ( Raju’s mother )

Swami ( Raju’s father )

Moby ( Raju’s pet, a dog )

Commissioner Khanna ( Commissioner of Police )

Julie ( Raju’s classmate )

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Charlie ( Raju’s classmate, his rival and a bully )

This Indian animation movie which is made and produced in the country only along with its indigenous content will surely win the hearts of the Indian Kids. Along with thee kids, the movie can also be watched by parents and teenagers who will enjoy a good laugh and take back some moral values. It is also necessary for the animation students to see this film as they can learn so many things, which will later help them in their academics.

So, do watch the movie – ‘Mighty Rio Rio Calling’ and do not forget to comment on how did you like the movie.

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Kochadaiiyan – the legend is a tamil motion capture 3D computer-animated period film releasing in the year 2014. The movie is  written by K. S. Ravikumar and directed by Soundarya R. Ashwin. With Rajinikanth enacting and voicing three lead roles, whilst R. Sarathkumar, Aadhi, Deepika Padukone, Shobana, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Jackie Shroff, and Nassar enact and voice supporting characters, this period drama was made in the time of 4 years. Rajiv Menon handled the cinematography as whilst background score and soundtrack is composed by A. R. Rahman.2D & 3D Animation

 The casting of the film has:

Rajinikanth as Kochadaiiyaan and Rana
Deepika Padukone as Princess Vadhana
Jackie Shroff as Raja Mahendra
R. Sarathkumar as Sengodagan
Rukmini Vijayakumar as Yamuna
Shobana as Yaahavi
Aadhi as Veera Mahendra
Nassar as Rishikodagan

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This movie is unique in some way as the daughter-director is directing his father-actor for the first time. This is a big movie for a debut director.

Go and see the most-talked about movie of the year ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ and say how we liked it.

 

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Animation industry is becoming bigger than IT industry. The IT industry has received a saturation point in its domain and with the huge influx of IT professionals, there has been a stagnation of the growth. On the other hand, with the growth of technology and other visual effects, the animation along with the real action movie industry is gradually increased to a trillion dollar industry from billion dollar industry in the coming years.

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2D & 3D AnimationThe animation industry in India is large & growing. Animation, gaming & web design professionals work on full-length animation movies, create TV commercials, education CDs, games for Internet, mobile, PC or consoles (like PlayStation or Xbox), work in the advertising industry or as web designers in various companies.
The field offers many exciting careers. Upon completion of a career course, you can choose to specialize & work in any of the following segments of the industry.

IT Industry

The Indian Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology enabled Services (ITeS) sectors go hand-in-hand in every aspect. The industry has not only transformed India’s image on the global platform, but image of internet digital marketing courses in pune at VEDAalso fuelled economic growth by energising higher education sector (especially in engineering and computer science). The industry has employed almost 10 million Indians and hence, has contributed a lot to social transformation in the country. There is a lot of scope in Animation Industry.

Furthermore, Indian firms, across all other sectors, largely depend on the IT & ITeS service providers to make their business processes efficient and streamlined. Indian manufacturing sector has the highest IT spending followed by automotive, chemicals and consumer products industries.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in some markets is a Sci-fi movie releasing in 2014. The movie is featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. Directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It is a sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and was announced in 2011. The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to rewrite it.The cast includes Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field star.

The casting of the film has:

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man / Peter ParkerVFX

Max Charles as Young Peter Parker

Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy: A high school student and Peter’s love interest

Jamie Foxx as Electro / Max Dillon

Colm Feore as Donald Menken: A member of the Oscorp board, and Vice President

Felicity Jones as Felicia: Harry’s assistant

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released in the UK on April 16, and in the US on May 2

Go and watch the movie – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and comment on how did you like the movie.

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2D & 3D AnimationRio 2 is a 3D computer-animated musical adventure-comedy film of 2014. It is the sequel to the 2011 computer-animated film Rio. This Blue Sky studio movie is being directed by Carlos Saldanha. The film plot in the rainforest of Amazon. This is the story of Blue and Jewel and their new family. The film shows the adventure of them in the rainforest.

 

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The casting of the film has:

Jesse Eisenberg as Blu, a male Spix’s macaw from Moose Lake and Jewel’s husband

Anne Hathaway as Jewel, a female Spix’s macaw from Rio de Janeiro and Blu’s wife

Leslie Mann as Linda Gunderson, a girl who adopted Blu for 15 years.

Bruno Mars as Roberto, Jewel’s suave childhood friend

Jamie Foxx as Nico, Pedro’s close friend.

will.i.am as Pedro, a rapping Red-crested Cardinal.

Rachel Crow as Carla, Blu and Jewel’s music-loving, older daughter.

Amandla Stenberg as Bia, Blu and Jewel’s intelligent, younger daughter.

Pierce Gagnon as Tiago, Blu and Jewel’s youngest, free-spirited, and only son.

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The movie got a huge hype after the great initial success of it prequel movie Rio. The duet of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathawaywas loved by everyone. The duet is back in this movie, too.

Please watch this musical animation movie that everybody is awaiting for. Enjoy the movie and give your valuable feedback.

 

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3D is the short form of three-dimensional. 3D computer graphics are often referred to as 3D models. Apart from the rendered graphic, the model is contained within the graphical data file. However, there are differences. A 3D model is the mathematical representation of any three-dimensional object. A model is not technically a graphic until it is displayed. Due to 3D printing, 3D models are not confined to virtual space. A model can be displayed visually as a two-dimensional image through a process called 3D rendering, or used in non-graphical computer simulations and calculations.

The 3D animation can be divided into the parts like:Maya 

Modeling:
Among the two most common sources of 3D models are those that an artist or engineer originates on the computer with some kind of 3D modeling tool, and models scanned into a computer from real-world objects. Models can also be produced procedurally or via physical simulation. Basically, a 3D model is formed from points called vertices (or vertexes) that define the shape and form polygons. A polygon is an area formed from at least three vertexes. The overall integrity of the model and its suitability to use in animation depend on the structure of the polygons.

Tecturing:
A map of texture is applied to the surface of a shape or polygon. This process is akin to applying patterned paper to a plain white box. Every vertex in a polygon is assigned a texture coordinate either via explicit assignment or by procedural definition. Image sampling locations are then interpolated across the face of a polygon to produce a visual result that seems to have more richness than could otherwise be achieved with a limited number of polygons.

Layout and animation:
Before rendering into an image, objects must be placed in a scene. This defines spatial relationships between objects, including location and size. Animation refers to the temporal description of an object, i.e., how it moves and deforms over time. Popular methods include keyframing, inverse kinematics, and motion capture. These techniques are often used in combination. As with modeling, physical simulation also specifies motion.

Rendering:Nuke 
This process converts a model into an image either by simulating light transport to get photo-realistic images, or by applying some kind of style as in non-photorealistic rendering. The two basic operations in realistic rendering are transport (how much light gets from one place to another) and scattering (how surfaces interact with light). This step is usually performed using 3D computer graphics software or a 3D graphics API. Altering the scene into a suitable form for rendering also involves 3D projection, which displays a three-dimensional image in two dimensions.

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The animation movie ‘Home’ is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film by DreamWorks Animation. The story is based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday and stars Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin.  is the director, and Chris Jenkins and Suzanne Buirgy are the producers of the film and it is directed by Tim Johnson. The film is adapted by Tom J. Astle M.A. in Multimedia Animation and Matt Ember. Distributed by 20th Century Fox, November 26, 2014 will see the release of the film.

The film was formerly known as Happy Smekday! It follows an alien race invading Earth as their new home to hide form a mortal enemy. But when one lowly alien (Jim Parsons) accidentally notifies the enemies of his whereabouts, he is forced to go on the run with a stubborn teenage girl (Rihanna) to right all of his wrongs. The animated film introduces us to the alien characters trying to find a new home planet, including the voice over by Steve Martin.
The story has that an overly optimistic, yet inept, alien race named Boov, led by Captain Smek (Steve Martin), invades Earth to hide from their mortal enemy and make it a new home. Convinced they are doing a favor, they begin to relocate the human race. Now, there is one resourceful girl named Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, accompanied by a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons), who has accidentally notified the enemies of his whereabouts.

Do watch the movie and share your comments.

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Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges.

The different software of Autodesk are:Maya 

Maya 2015

Maya 2015 is the integration of the OpenSubdiv Libraries. OpenSubdiv is a huge addition to Maya allowing Maya to take advantage of parallel GPU and CPU processing on Subdivision surfaces. These are the same OpenSubdiv libraries that were open-sourced by Pixar studios. Voxel Geometric Binding is a new skinning method that can bind geometry to joint skeletons. What makes Geodesic Voxel Binding unique is that it can handle really complex meshes easily. Geometric Voxel Binding first voxelizes the input geometry, and uses that voxelization to calculate the binding weights. This is based on the distance between each voxel lying on a bone and all exterior voxels. This produces much smoother weights really quickly – at interactive rates. Because the weighting assignment calculations are separate from the distance calculations, its possible to modify weights interactively at pose time without the need for additional processing.

Max 2015

image of bsc animation courses in pune at VEDAMax 2015 gets support for point cloud data, streamlining the reality capture workflow with certain other Autodesk tools such as Autodesk ReCap, AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit. With the new point cloud support in Max, you can now create more precise models from real world references. 3ds finally gets python scripting, making it easier to integrate 3ds into a python based pipeline environment.Enhancements have been made to ActiveShade with new support for mental ray, in addition to the iRay support. ActiveShade will let artists see instant results from lighting changes and materials, helping them work faster. The viewport in Max has been completely re-written from the ground up and now offers a substantially faster experience, living up to the name “nitrous”. The viewport in Max has a number of improvements that will accelerate navigation, selection, and viewport texture baking, resulting in greater interactivity, especially with dense meshes and scenes with many texture maps. In addition, anti-aliasing can now be enabled with minimal impact on performance.

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Manga animated films are a huge hit among young Cubans and the characteristic look of its stylized characters, showing triangular heads, flowing straight hair covering part of their faces and large, feline eyes, is imitated by several social groups in the country.

Animated series like Naruto, One Piece, and Hunter X Hunter travel from computer to computer and then onto DVDs in the blink of an eye. To give you a sense of this industry, suffice it to mention that Naruto and One Piece alone have an average of 500 episodes.

Most are fantastic tales involving characters with mental powers or plots that unfold in ancient Japan, where the references to Japanese mythology are constant. For the most part, they are full of action sequences and watched mostly by males. Some of the series most watched in Cuba are Full Metal Alchemist, Devil May Cry and Shingeki no Kyojin.UG & PG Animation Degree

There are also other kinds of series that are very popular among female audiences, the so-called “school series”, where the main characters are young students (almost always in high school) and the most recurrent topic is love.

Comedy series, such as Blood Lad or Kotura-san, tend to be very popular but are quickly forgotten. They are small productions which aren’t sold on DVD, but rather shown on television and uploaded to the Internet. Hence the simplicity of much of their design and its repetitive character types.

Those series with a touch of eroticism and humor (such as B Gata H Kei and KissXsis) are very popular among teenagers of both sexes.

Most of these series are characterized by the superficiality and banality of its characters and plots thn at border on the absurd. Some typical gestures exceed the bounds of caricature and become ridiculous.

Another bothersome aspect of these series is that they tend to stretch out the story like gum and then end it abruptly. This is what happened with Zetsuen no Tempest, which had a promising beginning, but which was ruined because the story was drawn out too much and elements of comedy were added.

Though it may sound contradictory, Mangas aren’t always a waste of time. Zetsuen no Tempest actually motivated me to read Shakespeare, because of its constant references to Hamlet and The Tempest. I read Hamlet in one sitting one night and The Tempest the following day. I became so obsessed with Shakespeare that, in a week’s time, I had already read all of his major tragedies: Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and others.M.A. in Multimedia Animation 

Japanese form of Animation is loved and adored all over the world and is a big industry.

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After doing graduation in general field, students are keen to enter into professionals courses which guarantees job. There are many career-oriented courses available which gives placement after the completion of the course. This courses are open to students from all streams in graduation like  arts, science , commerce, engineering, doctor, mass-communication and many more. Marks is not a factor for entering this courses and students with any graduation degree can enroll for these master programs. This is a practical-oriented course which ensures student learn by doing things practically in computer or by hand rather than learning from fat textbooks. This always add to the excitement of the student as there is always a challenge to excel in the exciting tasks that they are given to complete. They have the opportunity to prepare a portfolio or showreel as part of their program in masters degree in Animation.  Animation career can open new avenues for the learner in the animation and entertainment industry.

M.A. in Multimedia AnimationNowadays, most students interested in Fine Arts wants to do a degree course in Animation. Some years back, only private colleges and institutions used to provide animation courses. But, as the need for degree courses in Animation arrived in both bachelors and masters degree, many universities came forward to offer these graduate and post graduate programs in Animation, Multimedia, VFX, Gaming and many more. One of the top Indian universities offering degree course in Animation is Karnataka State University.

Here is the details of the course.

Objectives:

The students will get a through knowledge of Animation and its various peripherals. They also have the opportunity to do a 2D Annimation as well as 3D Animation movie during this course. Along with the curriculum, there is also a requirement to prepare a portfolio or show-reel which will help in getting jobs for the students in studios and companies.

Benefits: 

  • One of the top Universities in India offering Masters in Animation and Multimedia
  • Offering need – based academic Programmes by giving professional and vocational orientation to the programme
  • Having unmatched placement opportunities

Highlights:

  • The name of the degree is M.A. in Animation Multimedia ( Post Graduate Program )
  • Students who have  graduated in the field of  Arts / Commerce / Science /Engineering / Doctor/ Mass-Communication (any) are eligible
  • The duration of the program is 2 years / 24 Months

Curriculum:

The entire curriculum of 2 years is divided into 4 semesters of 6 months each. The curriculum for each semester is given below.

Semester 1-UG & PG Animation Degree

Multimedia & Computer Graphics (Theory)
Graphic Design & Visual Arts (Theory)
Digital Image Processing (Theory)
Digital Image Processing (Practical)
Drawing & Sketching (Practical)
Graphic Design & Visual Arts (Practical)

Semester 2-

Advance 3D Animation (Modeling & Animation) (Theory)
Multimedia Programming (Theory)
Virtual Reality (Theory)
Multimedia Programming (Practical)
Advance 3D Animation (Modeling & Animation) (Practical)
Virtual reality (Practical)

Semester 3-

Game Programming (Theory)
Cinematography (Theory)
Digital Video & Sound Editing (Theory)
Game Programming (Practical)
Digital Video & Sound Editing (Practical)
Cinematography (Practical)

Semester 4-

Cartoon Animation & Special Effects (Project)
Short Film Educational/Instructional (Project)
Animation Graphic Novel (Project)

Visit M.A. in Multimedia and Animation, to know more details about the course.

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