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Online Course

ANIMATIONs

Banaras Hindu University and UGC via Swayam

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Overview

This course, for students majoring in Animation, Design Engineering & Game Technology. Here you learn about the design histories and theories to develop creative, technical and analytical skills in animation film production through the exploration of animation production pipeline (CG modelling, texturing, lighting, rigging, Animation and rendering) techniques relevant to a career in design engineering, Visual Effects and animation. In this course we explore animation across a variety of platforms including film, television, advertising, web, motion capture and game design. This course will provide the opportunity for students to develop their transferable employability and professional skills through project-based assessment for Media & Entertainment industry.


Instructor Bio:

Dr. Abhishek Kumaris working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Science at Banaras Hindu University.   Dr. Abhishek Kumar is Apple Certified Associate, Adobe Education Trainer & Certified by Autodesk also. He has trained over 40,000+ students across the globe from 153 Countries, top 5 countries are India, Germany, United States, Spain & Australia. His alumni have worked for several national & international movies like Ra-One, Krissh, Dhoom, Life of Pi, Avengers Series, Iron Man series, Gijoe 3D, 300, Alvin & chipmunks, Prince of Persia, Titanic 3D, Transformers series, Bahubali 1 & 2, London has fallen, Warcraft, Aquaman 3D, Alita & a lots. His experience in academic and production environment has prepared him to be an effective Team Leader & mentor of 3D Animation, Computer Graphics, Visual Effects & Design engineering Industry. His technical proficiency & research journal papers have covered a wide range of topics in various Digital Art areas (Image analysis, visual Identity, Graphics, Digital Photography, Motion graphics, 3D Animation, Visual Effects, Editing and Compositing). Through his experience as a Mentor at MAAC (Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics) Training Centers (India) & Assistant Professor at Banaras Hindu University, He has developed confidence and an interest in teaching. He is actively involved in development of the courseware of Animation & design engineering course for various Institutions & Universities as per future industry requirement.   Within a short span of time he has published 15+ research papers in Scopus/WOS indexed “journal”, 5 Book chapter published in IEEE / SPRINGER & 4 accepted to publish at IEEE, 2 accepted to publish at SPRINGER, 2 accepted to publish at CRC Press Taylor & Francis and 2 accepted to publish at igi global also. Dr. Abhishek holding 2 Patentalso in the field of IOT & one more in process to filling.   Dr. Abhishek has conducted several awareness workshop & seminar in universities, Institutes, colleges and school to make awareness about the future of Virtual Reality, Animation & VFX industry as a career opportunity. He has completed their professional studies related to Animation, computer graphics, Virtual reality, Stereoscopy, Filmmaking, Visual Effects & photography form Norwich University of Arts, University of Edinburg, Wizcraft MIME & FXPHD, Australia. Dr. Abhishek is passionate about media & entertainment industry. He has directed two animation short “AAKARSHAN” & “The Last Soul”; has been nominated in various national & International film festivals. Recently he has directed & submitted a short film from Banaras Hindu University for UGC Film making competition 2018. Dr. Abhishek was production In-charge of Animated series “CricX” & TV serial “Superhero”. Dr. Abhishek was actively worked for 90+ E-content development of EPg Pathshala (an initiative of the MHRD under its NME-ICT being executed by the UGC) & He is actively working as a Course Coordinator of “Animations”, Computer Science course running on SWAYAM. Dr. Abhishek is an active member American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Society for Animation Studies, Singapore.
Subject Matter Experts:

  • Dr. Achintya Singhal, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Banaras Hindu University
  • Dr. VD Ambeth Kumar, Professor, CSE, PEC - Affiliating body Anna University.
  • Dr. Jitendra Sheetlani, Dean, School of Computer Application, Sri Satya Sai University
  • Bhuvnesh Kumar, Creature Animator , Yash Raj Films, (Former TD Animation Dreamworks, Technicolor , MPC & Anibrain )
  • Alka K Ryan, TD Lighting, Course Content Developer Animation & VFX (Former Mentor Arena Animation & MAAC)
  • Prasoon Singh, Technical Director Animation, Prime Focus World (Former TD Animation DQ)

International - Subject Matter Experts:

  • Mahmood Tariq, VFX TD, MPC, Montreal, Quebec,Canada (Former TD Lightiing/FX Tau Films & Rhythm & Hues)
  • Abhishek Chaturvedi, Compositor, DNEG, Vancover, British Columbia, Canada (Former Compositor Double negative, Singapore and Rhythm & Hues)
  • Abhinav Goel, Animator ,CD Project RED, Warsaw, Poland (Former Animator Xentrix Studio)
 

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT Week 1 Fundamental of Animation

Week 2 Poly Engineering - Basics of Modeling

Week 3 Poly Engineering - Modeling Architectural Design

Week 4 Poly-painting - Texturing Fundamental

Week 5 UVW Unwrapping & 3D Paint Tools

Week 6 Aesthetics development : Lighting Fundamental

Week 7 Indirect & Direct Lighting techniques

Week 8 Character Setup- Rigging

Week 9 Character Skinning & Blend shapes

Week 10 Animation Fundamentals

Week 11 Principal of Animation

Week 12 Animation Walk Cycle Project

Week 13 FX & Dynamics Simulations

Week 14 Scene integration : Compositing

Week 15 Case Study : Tips & Tricks

Taught by

Dr. Abhishek Kumar

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Reviews for Swayam's ANIMATIONs Based on 61 reviews

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  • 3 stars 10%
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Anonymous
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The Maya software which the instructor used it's different from the current version the students who enrolled are advised to download and so there's so much trouble in doing the same what he teaches and no sort of assistance provided when asked about the same in discussion about the problem faced regarding the interface which ultimately made me feel annoyed and decided not to go with the course after 2 weeks of learning

But I should appreciate the instructor, he's good at teaching.
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Muni S
Muni is taking this course right now.
Good Course..!.It will reaches every beginner expectations. So,I will suggest this course for everyone who are willing to go with animation.
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Anonymous
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I see that the course is not in detail. We need detailed slow process course. But the initiative taken by NPTEL is really the best one.
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Anonymous
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Thank you abhishek sir. You are best teacher for animation. Your teaching style is great. I understands all topics you teach.
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Anonymous
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nice online course it will useful but better to send videosfor me and also we are intrested in creating animations

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Motebennur M
Motebennur is taking this course right now, spending 28 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
The course content is very nicely structured and the concept of 3D animation is quite clear. Quite simple and best course. The Course Coordinator Dr. Abhishek, is excellent teacher nicely explaining the concept. Being University Librarian and interested to learn new things and new subject, Thanks to Swayam for providing such golden opportunities to pursue any course online free of cost. If we want to do the 2 D or 3D animation regularly we would have spent several lakhs of rupees. The MOOCS course are very good those are already working and since it is online at any time one can study on their leisure time.
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Anonymous
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The course going well so far. But I would like there to be visuals more than theory and please improve the English and the audio sound is echoing while we are listening the videos, and please consider to not fast forward the part where you are teaching MAYA. I sincerely request you to use latest versions of MAYA and Adobe Photoshop.





THANK YOU!
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Anonymous
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I am very excite for i can create 3D object...I am a primary teacher but my interst in Animation...so...thanks for this arrange course...It is very nice course and very nice guidline and best Animation support video...Thanks Dr. Abhishek...Sir...and Swayam Team
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Anonymous
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For a Beginner Like me in this animation Course ...i was very excited to learn animations which are used in Hollywood industries n many more i will going to improve my self in animation course to be proud for our india ..............thank you sir ...............
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Sai R
Sai is taking this course right now, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
From 2 years i am searching for this course but I got in swayam. thank you for offering this course

About the course it is awesome and the technique is also ok i advice to tell that get more information about the models and from basics

Thank you swayam
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The course is very useful. It deals with all the animations which helps the students to gain more knowledge. It helps the students in knowing about the lightings and settings. The study materials are good and it is in understanding capacities of the readers
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Animation is a wide field for CSE beginners and only few people show their interest in it. In other countries many students learning animation and create a good carrier .The lecture is very good and we want some guidance from Abhishek sir.
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Anonymous
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The main problem is you need to use a microphone for the classes.The sound is very bad.Sometime it is very difficult to understand because of it.Then the rest is really great.great work.hope you would consider that issue mentioned above
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Our sir taught well,,,,,, super sir good job.,,,,,

But, we have a problem like read e-text,,, i unable read e-text clearly, i hope you will solve that problem. (from tamilnadu)

Thank you..... Sir
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Anonymous
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I am beginner to animation and don't even know the 12 principles of animation , but after initializing these course i got some idea about animation.The assignment given in courses mainly focus on basics .....*****star
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Nilanjan M
Nilanjan is taking this course right now.
Very helpful materials for crash course learning thank you. the materials are self-explanatory and very well designed by Dr Abhishek. I appreciate the effort. I would like to extend my gratitude towards swayam.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
After taking Animation course from Swayam platform, Now I feel comfortable with Maya software. Assessments are good but I need more assessment and Assignments to improve myself to next level. Thank you, Sir
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Very good course. There are hands on practical guidance. Discussion forum is active. Teaching assistants along with the course instructor takes active role in discussion forum and clears doubts.
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Mpradeep G
Mpradeep is taking this course right now.
It is really an awesome experience to learn from professional like you, although I am teaching Animation since last 8 yrs but there is always a scope for improving which can achieve only by learning.
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