Earlier animation movies and shows were aimed at children and were made in a moderate budget. The use of modern and advanced technology was limited. Animation industry was not quite a profit-making business and job opportunities were also lesser and unwelcoming.
However, in the last couple of years, animation industry has made a phenomenal progress. Today animated movies are made with the latest technology and special effects. An entire team of animators looks after it and a big sum of money is spent on the production of the movies. These movies are not just limited to children only but even mature audience, youngsters and family also enjoy such an entertainment. The best example for the latest animated movie is “Avatar”, which is made on a very high budget and equipped with the latest technologies and software of animation and multimedia.
Animation industry has come a long way from traditional 2 Dimensional images to the 3 Dimensional. 3D animation software is one of the most advanced and latest trends in animation industry. It is appreciated world-wide. All the latest animated movies are made with this technology only. The 3D version brings life to the animated characters and connects them directly with the audience. People of all ages enjoy the experience of 3D version and this was also proved by the unusual success of Avatar not just in the USA but overseas. India has also produced 3D version movies like “hanuman” or “Bal Ganesh”. These movies have also earned a huge appreciation from the Indian masses and are still popular among kids. The success of animated movies in India has encouraged the development of some new advanced animation software.
Today animation industry is not just restricted to movies but animators could find employment in other areas like TV soaps, News-papers, Magazines, advertisement agencies, websites, video games firms etc. Video game industry uses 3D technology and it is has one of the most thriving market in India and today game industry is thrice the size of Hollywood Industry. Therefore, people with a thorough knowledge of 3D animation technology can make a promising career in this domain. Animators working in a prestigious animated movie project earn a good sum of money. They need to work in a team with other animators.
Due to the constant developments and technologies in the animation industry, a number of courses have been introduced in the animation. Some of the important ones are mentioned below;
– Visual Principles and Syntactics
– Animation Scripting and Technique
– Photo Communication
– BA (Hons.) Design Ecologies
– Special Effects
– Computers for Animation
– Animation Enginerring
– 3D Studio Max Complete
– Z- brush
– System Management