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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.




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.


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 

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.

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.

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.


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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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About the University:

Dundee University (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design) is one the best animation colleges in the worldand it offers perfect environment for knowledge sharing among the students from US and also abroad.

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About the Course:M.A. in Multimedia Animation 

The objective of the course is to give students a complete knowledge of the animation techniques, both modern form as well as traditional mode of  performing animation. The students make animation movies in both 2D and 3D form and get to prepare a portfolio as part of the curriculum.

Features of the program:

Eligibity- Graduate in any field (Fine Arts students preffered) with an aptitude for drawing and visualization.

Duration- 45 Weeks (full time), 90 Weeks (part time))


Semester 1-

  • Maya classes
  • Introduction & Interface
  • Nurbs
  • Polygon Modelling
  • UV & Texturing
  • Rigging
  • Lighting
  • Advanced Multi-pass Rendering & Compositing
  • NUKE training
  • Walk cycles/Run cycles
  • Basic and advanced 3d animation
  • Maya and Mudbox integration
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  • 48 hour video projects


Semester 2-

  • Green Screen training
  • IBL – Image Based Lighting
  • Belbin Workshop
  • Guest speakers from industry
  • Going Live Industry project
  • Maya 3D Dynamics
  • After Effects Overview
  • VFX/Compositing


Semester 3-

  • Exhibition at the DJCAD Masters Show
  • Tour of animation and visual effects companies with your film
  • Character Animation workshop
  • Individual focus on your own film


DJCAD, University of Dundee

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Bachelors and Masters degree courses in Animation and Multimedia

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Do you want to make a career in animation and multimedia? Animation and multimedia has already entered into the mainstream field of study. With the advancement of technology and the entertainment industry getting bigger day by day, animation and its associated industries like 2D Animation, 3D Animation, VFX professionals are gradually becoming the most sought-after in the market. With the market share in trillions for this industry, the future is secure for any industry professional from this field. Now, that you know about the industry, you might be thinking where to do degree courses in Animation and Multimedia. Here is  list of the best graduate and post-graduate Animation and Multimedia courses.

Master of Multimedia

image of bsc animation courses in pune at VEDAThis post-graduate degree course in Multimedia is available at full time mode in 1.5 years and part time mode in 3 years. This course will enable you to enhance your graphic designing skills along with teaching some specialisation. You will learn about multimedia in a more detailed way. Students having no prior knowledge of IT can also apply for this post-graduate degree course. It is an exciting career option for those who are interested and want to enter the exciting world of Multimedia. This field has huge career prospects in the future.

M.A. in Multimedia

This masters degree course in Multimedia is a 2 years program. It is recognized by Karnataka State University. Through this curriculum, you will learn writing for animation, desktop publishing, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Audio & Video editing, Digital Animation and Special Effects. You also have the choice to take specialization in any subject in the curriculum. You have to submit your portfolio and show reel at the end of the course. There is a huge demand for Multimedia and Animation post-graduate degree holders in the market.

Bachelor of Animation

This bachelors degree course abbreviated as BAnim is a 3 years full time program. The program will cover script to screen writing, traditional to computer animation, clay animation and different media. After completion of the curriculum, students need to submit their final portfolio and show reel. This degree course will help you to secure your future in the field of Animation. This course has huge prospects for students who want to work as animator but also for working professionals.

B.Sc. in Media Graphics and Animation


This degree course in Animation and media graphics is a 3 years bachelors program. The curriculum in this course will cover computer and internet basics, sketching and drawing, computer graphics, multimedia introduction, learning design principles, web designing, digital animation, Audio and video production and special effects, script writing, 3D Animation from basics to advanced and more. Final portfolio and show reel need to be submitted at the end of the course. Opportunities are plenty for animation degree holders.

Bachelor of Animation (BS)

This program is a bachelor of science in Animation. This degree course is for students and professionals who want to make a career in Animation. The main topics covered in the curriculum are drawing for Animation, digital production, 2D Animation techniques, sound design in Animation, writing screenplay, 3D animation and post-production. A research project on Animation need to submitted after completion of the entire syllabus. Animation professionals and freelancers are in huge demand in the market.

After you know about the colleges which are offering bachelors and masters degree programs in Animation and Multimedia, you have to decide on the course which is best suitable to you according to the location, timing and fees for the program. There are numerous opportunities for students as well as professionals after completing the graduate and post-graduate degree course. They can work in Animation and VFX studio as animator, dratsman, 3D modelor, 3D Animator, BG Artist,VFX Artist, Ink and Paint Artist, 3D visualizer, Art director, Animation filmmaker and many more options. The present Animation market is booming and has a shortage of quality Animation professionals.

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Fine Arts is very important for Animation students. Animation in its traditional and basic form is an art domain. Having knowledge of perspective and anatomy sense along with other related concepts in a necessity for animation students. Foundation in Fine Arts teaches you the technicalities in the field and also guides you to be a master draftsman. The Foundation course in Fine Arts will teach you the topics that give you complete knowledge of arts as given below:

Introducing Fine Arts:

In this part, students explore the role of artists in society and investigate career paths including the following: professional artist, gallery and museum programming, arts administration and art education. They also get to know the importance of Fine Arts. History of the subject is also taught during this period.

Perspective:Foundation of art 

Learning perspective is a necessary for an artist, even if their work is not concerned with realistic representation, for it teaches students about the element of space in two-dimensional art. This gives a complete idea of the art form and gives the relation of different kind of perspective to make the art form look more lively.


The importance of this anatomy class is to complement these studies and offer students new tools to help them understand the connections between exterior forms and deeper structures. Through this subject, brief discussions of relevant historical figures and events that have contributed to the science of anatomy.


In this course, the students will learn to observe and study the evolution of its mutations and synthesis with other style and the rise of an altogether new style. The students should be made aware of art as a human experience. The teachers should be able to expose them to the wide range of artistic expressions, the media and the tools used.

Applied Fine Arts:

The main objective of this course is to introduce practical exercises in Applied Art (Commercial Art) is to help and enable the students to develop professional competence in making Model Drawing Lettering, layout preparation and poster so that they can link their lives with productivity. This further explains the commercial aspects of fine arts in modern scenario.Graphic Designing 

Now, after knowing that fine arts is a very vital form in animation study and also forms the main backbone of the field. Fine Arts helps you get a deeper and more aesthetic knowledge of the field. The students and professionals who are willing to do a foundation course in fine arts can go for the Foundation Certificate in Fine Arts along with B.Sc. in Media Graphics and Animation from VEDA.

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