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3D and Animation Careers: First Steps

via LinkedIn Learning


Get a simple seven-step overview of the 3D animation pipeline in this introduction for new 3D artists and animators.

Take your first step into the 3D animation pipeline. Animator and educator George Maestri reviews the software and processes involved in bringing 3D characters and scenes to life, including modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, and rendering with lights and cameras. He also explores visual effects and compositing. This course is a simple, concise overview that will help new artists and animators understand the full scope of the creative and technical challenges involved in 3D.


  • Course overview
1. Getting Started with 3D and Animation
  • The 3D pipeline and tools
  • Modeling and sculpting objects
  • Adding color and textures
  • Rigging for animation
  • Bringing objects to life through animation
  • Rendering images and movies
  • Visual effects and compositing
  • Goodbye

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George Maestri

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