Is Drawing a necessity to become a 3D Animator ?

Is Drawing a necessity to become a 3D Animator ?

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Is drawing important for Animators? This is a frequently asked question by students pursuing a career in 3D Animation. Mostly, we get generic answers to this question. But here we delve into this topic deeper and twist the question a little to cover a broader aspect, “Is it required to be an artist to become a successful animation professional?”

To start with, we need to understand the 3D animation production pipeline. In a studio working on 3D animation production, we have separate departments for pre-production, modeling, texturing, animation, rigging, lighting, rendering, FX animation, compositing, and editing.

Out of these above mentioned departments, rendering, editing, and FX animation fields generally don’t need any direct art medium expertise. Barring these departments, others are linked, directly or indirectly, with artistic forms like drawing, painting, photography, etc.

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If you want to build a career as a pre-production artist, then a sound drawing skill is a must. You should be able to put your thoughts and your visualisation on paper or on to the computer screen through a digital tablet or mouse. As a character designer in the pre-production department, you may be asked to design characters, props, and BG Layouts. Or as a storyboard artist, you may be asked to make storyboards, for which you need to have good drawing skills. As a concept artist you may be required to do inspirational sketches and paintings. As an art or creative director, you may have to create the colour palette with the director for the final look of the film.

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Modelers need to be well-versed in anatomy studies, which would help them to maintain mesh flow and proportion.

Texturing and lighting artists should have a good light and shadow, and colour sense. Experiences in painting or photography help to enhance these skills.

In the present industry scenario, lighting improvisations are done at the compositing stage too. Thus, it is essential that the artist has some inclination towards photography or painting.

A character animator must have a sound knowledge of posing and facial expressions. Gesture drawing is the stepping-stone for a good character animator.

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A rigger applies joints and controls to the characters, thus he/she should be knowledgeable about the workings of how the anatomical mechanism works.

Animation, as an industry, provides enthusiasts various options to explore their creativity and project their ideas to the world. Not knowing how to draw is not a major roadblock. The key to this industry is a creative and imaginative mind. If you are creative, it’s time you get the skills to become an animator.

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Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects: Nominees & the Winner

Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects: Nominees & the Winner

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The best visual effects are the ones that never distract the viewers. Today, visual effects is an integral and exciting part of films and television programs, and every so often a few works come out that are VFX game-changers. Below are the shows that made it to the 71st Emmy award nominations, in the category of Outstanding Special Effects. Emmy Award recognises excellence in the television industry.

Game Of Thrones (The Bells)

The Academy made up its mind over the controversial last season of Game of Thrones despite the massive dissatisfaction of the fans over the program’s conclusion. And the result is… 7th Emmy in Visual Effects category, which only further cements GOT’s position as the program with the most wins in this category. ‘The Bells’ shows the final battle for control of the throne.
For its final run, the HBO fantasy epic scored 32 nominations for the Emmy Awards, the most for any program in a single season.

Star Trek: Discovery (Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2)

The thirty years old show is now as cinematic as it can be. Thanks to the VFX team! The conclusion of this space epic features immersive space battles, dynamic camera angles and aesthetically pleasing fireworks. But if you’re a hardcore Trekkie, you may say that VFX is the only thing that has managed to get some appreciation. A third season of the show is currently in the making.

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The Man In The High Castle (Jahr null)

Amazon’s critically acclaimed series has shown an alternate history of what America would have been if the Axis powers won the World War II. Pulling off the VFX for such shows is very challenging as the audience is expected to feel like they’re seeing a New York confined in an imperial Japanese and Nazi German society. The streets, the architecture, the costumes and almost every aspect of a City and its citizen had to be reimagined through special effects. This show has been previously nominated twice for Outstanding Visual Effects.

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The Orville (Identity: Part 2)

Set 400 years in the future this sci-if show is created by Seth Mcfarlane, well known for The Family Guy and Ted. This Star Trek comedic ripoff features lots of CG shots and practical effects. In fact the episode ‘Identity part II’ features an eight minute space battle which is too dynamic for a TV series. Pixomondo and FuseFX were given the task for the CGI. Pixomondo also had previously won The Emmy for ‘Valar Morghulis’, the final episode of second season of Game Of Thrones back in 2013.

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The Umbrella Academy (White Violin)

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As someone who is a big fan of the MCU or DCEU movies, there’s no way you could miss ‘The Umbrella Academy’. It is really trendy and has gained everyone’s attention. Though it had mixed responses to the plot development which lagged behind character growth, the visuals were moody and suited the theme of the show very well. The show features an advanced chimpanzee named Pogo. The character was created by Weta Digital, famously known for the Planet Of The Apes franchise.

Which of these VFX-heavy programs is your personal favourite? Let us know in the comments.

If VFX amazes you, you could consider a career in the industry. Check out some of the best VFX courses here.

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