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.

Graphic Designing The most recent development in the web-designing and graphic-designing industry revolves around providing the best User Interface design in the web media. Every website is thriving to give the users the best possible experience by applying the principles of User Interface Design. This parameter is marking the difference between an ordinary and user-friendly website. Here are some tips to create the best User interface Design for the web market.

To know more, read this blog.

Be a better animator
Practice, Practice, and go on practicing…

However I should add one more point, ” Winners don’t do different things, they just do things Differently.” That’s the secret..

This is the golden advice any mentor can give any aspiring animator. Learning has no age, no easy way but however a smart way can be followed. The quickest way to improve your skill is to practice.

VEDA is giving you set of exercise which you can flow to be a better animator than others in less possible time.. Master those & you are all set to be a world class animator.

UG & PG Animation DegreeFollowing are the exercises:

Level 1 Exercises:

These are basics of animation.. I know.. you might do them with closed eyes & your 2d animation faculties have helped you to master it but Do not discount their simplicity!

These are the principals of animation & all other animation principles are dependent upon them. They are worth your time and effort.

Remember a beautiful, big house has a very strong base.. So practice even if it looks too simple.

Here they are then:

1. Ball Bouncing in place, no decay (loop)
2. Ball Bouncing across the screen
3. Brick falling from a shelf onto the ground
4. Simple character head turn
5. Character head turn with anticipation
6. Character blinking
7. Character thinking [tougher than it sounds!]
8. Flour Sack waving (loop)
9. Flour Sack jumping
10. Flour Sack falling (loop or hitting the ground)
11. Flour Sack kicking a ball

Guys take it easy… slow down.. Remember having strong based houses last long.. if you really done with level 1 exercises.. Hit the level 2.. The exercises are:

Level 2 Exercises:

1. Change in Character emotion (happy to sad, sad to angry,etc.)
2. Character jumping over a gap
3. Standing up (from a chair)
4. Walk Cycle [oldie but goodie!]
5. Character on a pogo stick (loop)
6. Laughing
7. Sneezing
8. Reaching for an object on a shelf overhead
9. Quick motion smear/blur
10. Taking a deep breath [also tougher than it sounds!]
11. A tree falling
12. Character being hit by something simple (ball, brick, book)
M.A. in Multimedia Animation 13. Run Cycle

Take it easy guys, if you are really mastered these two levels.. hats off.. your basics are very clear now.. Welcome to level 3. The exercises are:

Level 3 Exercises:

1. Close up of open hand closing into fist
2. Close up of hand picking up a small object
3. Character lifting a heavy object (with purpose!)
4. Overlapping action (puffy hair, floppy ears, tail)
5. Character painting
6. Hammering a nail
7. Stirring a soup pot and tasting from a spoon
8. Character blowing up a balloon
9. Character juggling (loop)
10. Scared character peering around a corner
11. Starting to say something but unsure of how
12. Zipping up a jacket
13. Licking and sealing an envelope
14. Standing up (from the ground)
15. Pressing an elevator button and waiting for it

All done with that also.. You are now a champ animator, however I have some more to get you tried with.. here is the Level 4:

Level 4 Exercises:

1. Character eating a cupcake
2. Object falling into a body of water
3. Two characters playing tug-of-war
4. Character dealing a deck of cards out
5. The full process of brushing one’s teeth
6. A single piece of paper dropping through the air
7. Run across screen with change in direction
8. Sleeping character startled by alarm then returning to sleepy state
9. Opening a cupboard and removing something inside
10. Putting on a pair of pants
11. Opening the “world’s best gift” and reacting

For more expertise try using a very heavy character/object next to a very light character/object in the above exercises. Enhance the differences the weight change makes!

image of bsc animation courses in pune at VEDAThings to keep in mind:

A-) Reading these exercises will do as much for you as reading about push-ups would do for your physical muscles: NOTHING. If you want the benefit, you must animate them. Take a deep breath and just do it. Its for your own good.

B-) Do not forget: “You’re not supposed to animate drawings [3D models]. You’re supposed to animate feelings.” If a character isn’t thinking, they aren’t alive, and the animation has failed.

So feel them.. talk to them.. make them talk to the world.

C-) Keep it simple! There is no reason to over complicate any of these exercises.

D-) Do your best. There is no reason to do these exercises poorly. Give it your all. Don’t u want to be the best Animator!!

As always, have fun. Push ups are not fun. Animation is supposed to be. Be joyful in your work!

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Glory of Animation

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In this age of dynamic and interactive communication, animation has a significant role to play. The impact of animation is visible not only in the creation of web pages and web sites but also in entertainment and advertising industries. Special effects, now an integral part of cinema making is predominantly based on animation techniques. These effects are also used extensively in creation of advertisement films. The use of animated illustrations has become an inseparable part of image creation in every imaginable form.

A Combination of Inherent and Imbibed Skills

This is a specialised skill to be learnt in animation colleges. However, every learner cannot become a successful animator. For this, inherent qualities of artistry, story telling capacity, excellent understanding of size, ratio, motion, and a commendable sense of composition is necessary. For creative artists, this adds variety to their capabilities. Imaginations could be fructified after completing courses in this digital art form. With a combination of artistic brilliance and technological processes it is possible to create superlative digital displays that are visually appealing.

2D-AnimationThe use of technological processes being integrated in animation studies it is desirable that candidates have clear concepts in principles of physics, mathematics, operating systems, and specific software. A candidate with a comprehensive knowledge of these subjects and innovative artistic capability is likely to be successful as an animator. With advancement of technology there has been a conscious development in processes and applications. Initially, 2D animation courses formed the basis of lessons in dynamic image creation. This has been accentuated by inception of 3D training course which adds a higher dimension to dynamic image creation.

Creations in 3-dimension are more appealing to the eye and have a much greater impact on viewers’ minds than 2-dimensional videos. Ideas of space, size and motion are essential for perfect picture making. With use of animated creatures, objects, and background the possibilities increase significantly to a graphic artist. These graphics have wide applications in image building for cinemas, ad films, and internet sites. To get more out of this three dimensional courses, a 3d Max course is a superior attempt. This is particularly beneficial for video and online game developers. 3d Max training is normally taught after you are thorough with 2D and 3D training schedules.

2D & 3D AnimationCareers in Animation

After successful completion of an animation course you are able to join in film making, advertisement sector, or information technology including games development. Games development is the newest opportunity for animators and is a true test of creativity and brilliance. With the option of online games development, the challenge has increased manifold. You have the autonomy of creating games as per your imagination catering to players of all ages.

Advertising sector offers a rewarding career to graphic animators. Here the challenge not only lies in the visual appeal of the output but also in the time utilized. As slots are tied in television channels, the most popular of all entertainment media, creating an impact within a restricted time of ten or twenty seconds requires superior creating ability. Advertising is not only limited to television, but also extends to web sites. This offers an exciting scope to graphic artists.

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Want To Be An Animator? VEDA Is the Place to Be 

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My beloved students,

I feel great joy when I see you people come to the class every day , I can really see that ambition in your eyes , and that thrust in your hearts to achieve bigger and higher place at the soonest. You people want to match your footsteps with the successful people outside and have a desire to see your flourish career in the shortest time span.

Question: Which element do you require to add, in your routine to achieve the success in the shortest time?
Answer: Consistent Hard work and eyes on the Goal.  Only doing hard work and not keeping the sharp eyes on the goal will not be able to lead you anywhere. It is something like after walking 10 miles in a sunny day of hot summer …suddenly stopping at a point and then thinking for what am I came here.

On the other end just keeping the goal in the mind or mare thinking about the dream career and not paddling for it also won’t help you.  It takes a long time for us to understand that balance between hard work and focus on goal.

Remember one thing there is a very simple method to understand whether you have achieved that balance within you or no?

Just be clam and silent for some moments, good if you can close the eyes for some minutes and ask yourself Am I 100% sure that I will become a successful professional of this industry?  If you feel even 1% hesitation and doubt that means there is something missing in the above combinations.

Dear Students, worlds is always ready to give you the gift of your hard work provided that you must have a deep faith that even a small effort will never go west.

image of bsc animation courses in pune at VEDALet me share a beautiful and touch story of two frogs This is the story of two frogs. One frog was fat and the other skinny. One day, while searching for food, they inadvertently jumped into a vat of milk. They couldn’t get out, as the sides were too slippery, so they were just swimming around.

The fat frog said to the skinny frog, “Brother frog, there’s no use paddling any longer. We’re just going to drown, so we might as well give up.” The skinny frog replied, “Hold on brother, keep paddling. Somebody will get us out.” And they continued paddling for hours.

After a while, the fat frog said, “Brother frog, there’s no use. I’m becoming very tired now. I’m just going to stop paddling and drown. It’s Sunday and nobody’s working. We’re doomed. There’s no possible way out of here.” But the skinny frog said, “Keep trying. Keep paddling. Something will happen, keep paddling.” Another couple of hours passed.

The fat frog said, “I can’t go on any longer. There’s no sense in doing it because we’re going to drown anyway. What’s the use?” And the fat frog stopped. He gave up. And he drowned in the milk. But the skinny frog kept on paddling.

Ten minutes later, the skinny frog felt something solid beneath his feet. He had churned the milk into butter and he hopped out of the vat.

That is how many people in the life give up when they are almost on their destinations.
My beloved students I always seek for the time when I can personally come and share these talks with you but I rarely get the chance to do so , but as you are .. I am also little creative at my end … and I found out this way to interact with you.

You can note down any good line you liked in my letters…or you can just keep them in your mind to think over it…time and again because it is not my lines it is a universal laws of nature.
OK .. So greeting to all the beloved students and future of this great country ….The rising India.

Vitamin “T” for the day : Consistent Hard work and Focus on the goal will bring your destination more closer to you in the short time and that is the secret of success.

Rishi Acharya

Head of Department
Coordinator University D.L. Programmes
College of Visual Effects,Design & Art
Azam Campus, Pune (MH.)

Dear Students in this article I would like to share few important things regarding website designing with you. I’ve seen couple of incidents where a student starts with the concept which is really good at first but due to lack of fundamental knowledge he ends up with a crap.

So I thought to write something on the fundamentals of good website designing in this article.

A. Understand the project requirement: it is very important before working on any website concept, to understand the complete scope of the project, objective of website designing and further what is the message we are going to convey through the website. I will recommend all of you that before restarting the website designing you must first understand that by defining the project scope of the website and setting up the overall scope of the website, you can you’re your lot of time, efforts and energy. Remember, setting up a project scope can help you further to design your website effectively.

B. Keep it simple: Students are fascinated with jazzy designs, flash animations, heavy sound and music loops. But remember the purpose of designing a website is not to showcase our fancy skills but to convey the message with simplicity, ease and effectiveness. A good website must contain user-friendly GUI, easy navigation system for a user to get the information quickly. So try to sketch out the design model where you would be able to present the overall content in the most effective and easy manner.

C. Don’t stick to the typical layout: if you are really interested to create something out of the box design for your website project, I would strongly recommend you, just not to stick with the traditional web layout structure. Remember there are millions of websites on Internet and your website will stand apart only if you are coming with out of the box concepts for your websites. So I would recommend that before designing any website or planning about the layout, Google over the Internet, see the latest trends of designing the website, check out the current portfolio galleries, get some inspiration and then start building your concept.

web designing course at PAI college of VEDAD. Images are important but not everything: Images are the most important element of any website it gives a graphical feel and arrange a good support around the text however you should keep in mind that your website should not look an album of images. Also remember the fact that the more images you use in your website, it will take more time to download.

E. Design it phase vise: there are following the steps you should use while designing a website from scratch

  1. Make a rough layout of the home page,
  2. Try to figure out the element of the website
  3. Define your navigation structure
  4. Arrange the content according to the pages structure
  5. Collect the required images and graphics
  6. Think about the site map and lastly check out the broken links after completing the website.
I’m sure that before starting your website project if you will consider these fundamental points you will end up with a simple, attractive and user-friendly website.

“The Creative Side of the Course”- animation and graphic designing 
If you like to play around, showing your creative spurts in the form of images, designs, sketches, and other related art forms, probably you are cut out for the creative field of animation and graphic designing. Mark my words, it is not easy to carve a niche in a creative field as you are always required to come up with newer and fresh ideas while experimenting comprehensively with animations, multimedia, audio/video, texts, still images and other interactive contents. Well if you want to master the skills of animation and graphic designing, choose a course in the same field. College of Visual Effects,Design & Art offers world class web, graphics designing and animation courses where you can explore new avenues of artistic abilities.
Scope for animation and graphics in India

Today, animation and multimedia is everywhere, becoming a part and parcel of our lives. Right from glossy magazines to newspapers, comics, and books to the electronic media among others, the application of graphics and animation is widespread. This increasing incorporation of these creative aspects produces strong evidence that the industry is expanding its boundaries. Demand of animation and multimedia professionals is also witnessing a hike. India is also flowing in this same stream where you can find a thriving market for the   animation and graphic designing industry with innumerable options promising exceptionally lucrative career coupled with continued growth.

Areas covered in an animation and graphics course

The fields of animation and graphics call for people who possess the gift creativity and inventiveness and have an arty mind carve and know no boundary when it comes to experimenting. Animation and graphic designing courses are relevant for the following industries

  • Web design
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • Editing and Compositing courses
  • Architectural design
  • Video Production
  • Digital video
  • Storyboards
A rewarding career option

Since the modern business world is heavily dependent on computers and the internet technology in particular, for reaching out to their target audiences, online marketers are laying great stress on having their own company website to attain maximum global exposure. Websites are indispensible for an online business as it gives a fair chance to develop a strong presence through the vast World Wide Web. To create a successful website, it is essential to learn the ins and outs of web and graphic designing. College of Visual Effects,Design & Art offers professional web and graphic designing courses that will help you in exercising creativity and freedom for devising ‘out-of-the-box’ graphics.
Graphics and animation are considered powerful communication tools that convey an intended Media Graphics professionalmessage through ground breaking ways. With the advancement of the media, advertising and marketing industries, demand for professional animators and graphic designers has visibly shot up. Even the film industry is reaping full advantage of the advanced 2D and 3d animation techniques in the form of closer-to-life cartoon films. Animation is flourishing big time with the support of the gaming industry. If you wish to become a professional animator or graphic designer, consider undergoing training from industry professionals focusing both on the theoretical and practical aspects of the course. Career as a web or graphic designer or an animator is indeed a rewarding one where you will be able to express your true love for art and College of Visual Effects,Design & Art will fuel it further with their “state-of-the-art” training courses.

Website design

image of web desiging courses in pune at VEDAStriking things are bound to catch public attention! It is our nature to appreciate beautiful things or people while we tend to avoid things seeming dull to our vision. This theory is pretty evident when it comes to website designing techniques as well. A professionally designed website, without much struggle captures bountiful attention as compared to a website created by a novice web designer. Professional websites possess all the elements of visual inspiration with aesthetically chosen graphics, images, templates and colors. The best websites also incorporate functionality. Websitedesign classrooms conducted by VEDA international offers a professional environment where you can learn professional web designing tricks and techniques.

It makes no sense when you go out paying a fortune just for designing and maintaining your company website! Instead, opt to train yourself as a professional web designer and know how a website works. It would be really helpful for your online business if you consider learning the building blocks of constructing a professional website, saving loads of your hard earned money.  An ideal web design classroom will always encourage its students to practice as well as experiment with various web design concepts. Going by the old saying-“practice makes a man perfect”, VEDA international website design classrooms are conducted uniquely, focusing on how to enhance the basic as well as advance web designing potentials of their students.

A career in Web Designing

If techie widgets and tools excite your mind and soul, then a career in web designing can be considered by you. These days, a web designing job is one of the fewest career options that require a low start-up investment. In spite, being an industry with tight competition among contemporaries, the web design arena embraces expert web designers with wide arms. For many people, this field is becoming increasingly tempting but in order to make a strong foothold you must get your basics right. A web designing career is an extremely rewarding domain if professional training is acquired from the very beginning.

Such guidance is offered by the VEDA international classrooms for web designing. Ideally, an entire web design course includes web designing as well as development techniques. A professional web designing course would ideally include the following tools and software, Adobe Photoshop , Adobe, Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash with Adobe sound Booth, Action Script/Action Script 3.0/2.0, XHTML, HTML, Dynamic galleries like Advanced CEE plus Pseudo, XML in Flash, Media CSS, Floating, Positioning, Joomla, WordPress, MySQL, PHP among others.  An ideal guide will help you to get a basic picture of all these above mentioned features of web designing course.

These days, web designing institutes offer students to work on live projects to help them sharpen their practical web designing skills. Letting students work independently brings self motivation and confidence within the students. Such extensive practice will help students realize their ultimate potential as well as help them gain imminence in illustrative decorum. Project your skills, technical capabilities and prowess by constructing an entire website on your own ideas. The web designing labs of VEDA international offer “state-of-the-art” structure to practice and carry out web designing projects and the environment not just teaches you the aspects of web designing, it typifies every effort of learning.

 

College of Visual Effects,Design & Art as the best web designing coach…

image of web desiging courses in pune at VEDAVEDA international learning solution is a well established name in the online education industry. The institute has won accolades for offering online web designing and development courses to both fresher as well as working professionals worldwide. All the technology based certificate courses are conducted through online audio/video tutorials. The concern employs highly qualified and experienced faculty who train students with the best of technical knowledge and expertise. A “state-of-the-art” VEDA international classroom provides professional training to the students with the employment of latest tool and techniques, letting them work actively on practical projects, through constant corroboration of ideas. The institute offers the following online courses:-

  • Online 3D Animation suite
  • Online Web design suite
  • Online Flash Animation
  • Online Advertisement Specialist suite
  • Online Flash Action script Suite
  • Online visual effect suite
  • Online Graphic Designing Suite
All graphic designers know it well how much their portfolios count to land their dream jobs! A graphic design portfolio depicts your contribution to your area of expertise, bringing your dexterity into limelight. Such a professional profile is essential both for novices and experienced graphic designers to let the artwork speak for itself. So make sure to draft a portfolio that is in its best shape ever to call shots in your upcoming interview sessions!
1.     Add that ‘wow’ factor to your portfolio!
Graphic Designing Having said that, how you are going to add that special element to your portfolio? Since, the profession of graphic designing is all about offering visual treat, you must ensure that your profile also incorporates that aspect, in particular.
    The very first step towards beautifying your portfolio, is perhaps selecting a suitable case for your portfolio. You don’t need to possess the world’s priciest portfolio but it should give a ‘feel-good’ factor to the viewer. Of course, no one would like to showcase their years of hard work and uphill struggle in a ragged casing!  Rather, set your valuable achievements in a well styled and appropriately sized covering that will both keep your documents safe while offering a nice look to it.
    Don’t ever design your graphic design portfolio’s background paper in a kitschy way. Shocking and loud colors are a ‘big no-no’ since it may tamper with the viewer’s vision. Neutral shades are preferable for the background.
·         Make sure to keep consistency while arranging all your documents. Consider placing them in an orderly manner with sufficient spacing in between while keeping the sides even. Double check your assignments to avoid any possible errors.
2.      Add your best assignments to the portfolio
This is one of the determining factors in arranging a graphic design portfolio. Consider spending ample amount of time selecting the best assignments done by you. If you are a fresher, recommendations from mentors and colleagues’ can be used as inputs. Include fresh and latest work and do not forget to mention your area of specialization in your profile. Always keep in mind you must come up with relevant sample work while appearing for an interview. And most importantly, arrange your work in order to give a neat look.
3.      Woo the interview panel throughout the session!
If you want your graphic design portfolio to grab maximum eyeballs, consider picking up something unique for its cover page that keeps the interview panel wooed through the entire presentation. The ending note also counts since you would want to leave a strong impact on the panel.
4.      Showcase your networking skills
Networking is essential for all industry. Showcase all relevant networks in your credential if you have any that will help you gain extra attention among the hordes of millions.
5.      Maintain and update your credentials
Graphic Designing A great looking portfolio would not be of much use as long as you don’t maintain and update it periodically with your recent assignments. You should be always ready at once with a wonderful and interesting portfolio.