1-on-1 Online 3D Animation Classes

Earn a 3D Animation Diploma in Under a Year

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GET PROFESSIONAL 3D ANIMATION TRAINING FROM STUDIO ARTISTS

From Spiderman swinging building to building, to the Navii in Avatar, and even Rocket, the smart-mouthed grouchy mutant racoon in Guardians of the Galaxy, many of today's films and games would not be nearly as sensational as they are without teams of knowledgeable animators to bring characters to life. CG Spectrum 3D animation courses focus on the skills you need to tackle the everyday challenges a professional animator faces.

Expert animators can take a CG character or creature and use techniques such as body mechanics, physics, and character acting to create a believable, relatable scene. In just one year, you'll have a handle on these approaches and more. Throughout these online 3D animation classes, you will work towards building a wealth of knowledge and use it to create finished pieces of work to be used in your animation demo reel.

Our experienced mentors have worked on blockbuster films and AAA video games. Many 3D animation schools will focus only on learning skills, but here at CG Spectrum, our goal is to ensure that you learn what it takes to work within a production pipeline. Mentors will work specifically on your project files as you watch, keeping the experience personal and ensuring that they are adjusting the course topics to optimize each artists potential.

We'll also teach you how to network in the industry to secure a job once you graduate. This unique learning experience is what leads to our 80-90% job placement rate for graduates. Enroll today and become a part of the next generation of elite animators in games and VFX.

3d-Animation-Course-Graduate-Richard-Schilling

"The amount of one-on-one is second to none. My time with CG Spectrum has been invaluable. Having never done an online course, I didn’t expect to receive the level of personalised learning and quality teaching that I've experienced. The techniques that I've been taught have not only improved my animation skills by leaps and bounds, but they've also taught me to be a better storyteller through animation. If you’re looking to enhance your specialist skills to an industry level, CG Spectrum is the place to be."

Richard Schilling CG Spectrum Student

COURSE INFORMATION

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ADVANCED 3D ANIMATION COURSE CURRICULUM

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TRIMESTER 01 Full Time - 12 weeks

Students continue on from Foundations for VFX & Game Design and begin to learn more complex animation theory. You will learn body mechanics and how this applies to bipedal characters. An emphasis is placed on learning the ever important walk and run cycle and how characters react to impact and force.

TRIMESTER OVERVIEW

  1. Walk and run cycles
  2. Walks with character
  3. Body mechanics
  4. Impacts and force
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TRIMESTER 02 Full Time - 12 weeks

Expanding on growing skills, we now get into complex principals of physical animation incorporating combat actions, physical interaction and making a character's motion look believable by applying weight and mass. Lastly, we look at what makes a character tick by understanding changes of emotion.

TRIMESTER OVERVIEW

  1. Combat actions 
  2. Jumps and Impacts
  3. Dealing with mass
  4. Change of emotion
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TRIMESTER 03 Full Time - 12 weeks

Learn to breathe life into your characters and understand advanced acting techniques to create convincing performances as well as diving into the principals of creature animation. Students will also create a professional portfolio to submit to potential employers and start networking with studios.

TRIMESTER OVERVIEW

  1. Dialogue animation
  2. Character acting
  3. Creature animation
  4. Portfolio assembly

A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A CG STUDENT

Start: Lessons / Video Content

  • Review the recorded lectures and supportive material
  • Review the assignment requirements
  • Begin researching and planning their week 
  • Start assignment 

Middle: Live Q&A Session / Feedback

  • Submit their first pass of work for the mentor’s video critique
  • Meet instructor online for a Q & A and critique session
  • Download and review recorded Q & A session and revise their work according to mentor feedback

End: Final Submission/ Recorded Critique

  • Submit their final pass of work for the week
  • Review additional recorded critique by their mentor working within their file
  • Review the following weeks recorded lectures and supportive material
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CG SPECTRUM STUDENT SHOWCASE

GRADUATE INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

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CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO

Do you have questions about one of our courses? Contact us and we'll get right back to you.

ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS

Online-3d-Animation-Course-Graduate-Aniket-Natekar

"I got my dream job! After a lot of searching, I found CG Spectrum. The curriculum is wonderful, the mentors are fantastic and the school is very accommodating. One of the things that impressed me the most was they actually go through the files of your assignments. This contributes tremendously towards understanding your mistakes."

Aniket Natekar 3D Animator - Bron Studios

3d-Animation-Online-Course-Graduate-Sebastien-Muller

"It’s your career success that matters. I applied to some companies with my updated reel and get the chance to be hired by a small studio named Dwarf-Labs where I did some animations for a CG commercial. Then I was hired by Ubisoft where I worked for the last release of one of their big franchise, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate!"

Sebastien Muller 3D Animator - Ubisoft

COURSE Tuition

SMALL CLASS

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SMALL CLASS OVERVIEW

At CG Spectrum you're never just a number. We cap our animation class sizes at 5 students so you get the most attention possible at a more affordable price. Studying in a small class setting also allows you to learn from your peers and build a larger network. 

1-ON-1 MENTOR

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1-ON-1 MENTOR OVERVIEW

By choosing the 1-on-1 option you will receive an educational experience unlike any other. Get more individual time with your mentor and customise your learning by focusing on areas you're really interested in. You'll also have greater flexibility with finding a schedule that works for you.