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Banaras Hindu University and CEC via Swayam


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.The experts that would acquaint you with the intricacies of animation shall be:Dr. Abhishek Kumar, Adobe Educator, Apple Certified, USADr. Achintya Singhal, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Banaras Hindu University Dr. Alok Kumar Singh Kushwaha, Head of Department, Computer Science Engineering, GGU Central UniversityDr. Jitendra Sheetlani, Professor (Dean), School of Computer Application, Sri Satya Sai University Dr. VD Ambeth Kumar, Professor, CSE, PEC - Affiliating body Anna UniversityIndustry Experts: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) Teaching AssistantsEr. Ankit Kumar, (MTech - IIITA, PhD- BIT*)G S Dhanunjay, (MAJMC - The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU)


Week 1Fundamental of Animation
Week 2Poly Engineering - Basics of Modeling
Week 3Poly Engineering - Modeling Architectural Design
Week 4Poly-painting - Texturing Fundamental
Week 5UVW Unwrapping & 3D Paint Tools
Week 6Aesthetics development : Lighting Fundamental
Week 7Indirect & Direct Lighting techniques
Week 8Character Setup- Rigging
Week 9Character Skinning & Blend shapes
Week 10Animation Fundamentals
Week 11Principal of Animation
Week 12Animation Walk Cycle Project
Week 13FX & Dynamics Simulations
Week 14Scene integration : Compositing
Week 15Case Study : Tips & Tricks

Taught by

Dr. Abhishek Kumar



4.8 rating, based on 810 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    दरअसल हम भारतीयों को मुफ्त की चीजें पाना बहुत पसंद होता है। जैसा कि आप मेरे जैसे और अन्य लोगों को मुफ्त में पढ़ा रहे हैं। कहीं न कहीं यह बहुत महत्वपूर्ण लगता है क्योंकि कभी-कभी हमारे पास निवेश करने के लिए पैसे नहीं होते हैं या कोई नया कौशल सीखने के लिए खर्च नहीं कर सकते हैं। आप बहुत अच्छा काम कर रहे हैं यह कहने की बात नहीं है आप इसे बहुत अच्छे से जानते हैं फिर भी मैं आपका आभार व्यक्त करना चाहता हूँ धन्यवाद।

    मुझे कार्टून फिल्मे बनाना अच्छा लगता है पर अभी तक मै कुछ भी नहीं जनता हूँ कि एनिमेटेड फिल्म कैसे बनाई जाती है। भगवान की कृपा से आपके माध्यम से सीखने को मिलेगा तो मेरा ये सपना भी साकार हो जायेगा। मुझे बड़ी बेसब्री से उस दिन का इंतज़ार है जिस मैं इसे सीखना शुरू करूँगा।
  • I am enrolled to this program recently and I am also very new to the fields of animation. Excited to learn a lot throughout the entire process. This program is structured so well and lots of additional resources are already given for enhanced learning.
    Hope I can do well in this program.
    Thanks and Regards
  • I want to know about this.With enthusiasm and determination excitement and it is a chance to meet with an opportunity
  • Anonymous
    Very useful animations course…
  • Anonymous
    Amazing platform for gaining knowledge at our own pace..our own comfort level..and gain best out it..Animations is the course which I am applying for further I am quite interested in how movies and cartoons are it gives me medium for gaining knowledge.. exploring my passion..and work at my own pace by getting online pre-recorded sessions..I see them after coming from my college. And allows me to balance work on both college and SWAYAM. I also gives credits..which is very beneficial for our CVs. Looking forward to learn more and more..Thank you 🌸🌸✨✨
  • I am interested to learn this course..........kindly i request to start course immediately........i am hasitha from rvrjcce.....(y19ce132)
  • Anonymous
    I recently joined the NPTEL VFX and 3D Animation course, completing two weeks. The content is well-structured, and the video lectures are informative. Instructors are knowledgeable, and assignments reinforce learning. The learning materials aid in understanding fundamentals. The course offers flexibility and a user-friendly platform. I look forward to delving deeper into the subject. Overall, it's a positive experience, recommended for those interested in VFX and 3D Animation.
  • Anonymous
    Dear Sir,

    Due to COVID - 19 sorry to say this i am not able to do my assignments in a right time. I am at home i have a kid so i was unable to study and doing the assignments in time. At present you are giving some more time to finish the last assignment i will do my level best but i missed all previous assignments. I have a doubt if i submit this assignment is it enough to write the exam. Please reply sir.

    Thank You,
  • Animation is quickly becoming one of the most influential genres when it comes to storytelling in films. Visionary studios are constantly raising the bar when it comes to delivering some amazing animated films.
  • Anonymous
    कोर्स के बारे में अभी से क्या कहूं बस इतना कहना चाहता हु की भारत सरकारकी उम्दा पहल है हा बनारस हिंदू यूनिवर्सिटी की भी इस पहल से काफी लोग इसे माध्यम से जुड़ेंगे जो जिसको देख कर आश्चर्यचकित हो जाते थे मेरे जैसे पत्रकारिता के विद्यार्थी के लिए ये माध्यम अबतक नया है पर मुझे भरोसा है की इतने उम्दा प्रोफेसर की टीम मुझे ये नयापन महसूस नहीं होने देगी सुकरिया बनारस हिंदू यूनिवर्सिटी।
  • great course . i have great expreince learning with should also provide more course like this for students which will help many to learn.
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    The animation course was a fantastic learning experience that provided a comprehensive introduction to the world of animation. Over the course of the program, I learned a range of skills, including character design, storyboarding, 2D and 3D animatio…
  • Mantuuuuuuuuuuuuul, sangat informatif dan membantu. Aku berterima kasih karna telah menyediakan online course gratis, sehingga semua orang dapat mempelajari hal baru yang di gemari, semoga di pandemi ini kita semua tetap sehat
  • Anonymous
    The course covers a wide range of topics, including character design, storyboarding, 2D and 3D animation techniques, and post-production processes. Each module is well-paced, ensuring that students have ample time to grasp the concepts before moving on to the next stage.

    Moreover, the course incorporates the latest industry tools and software, keeping students abreast of the technological advancements in the field. Whether it's mastering animation software or understanding the nuances of industry-standard workflows, the course provides a solid foundation for aspiring animators.
  • It's one of the historic change off our country I am very happy to see this now I am proud to say we are the Indian and we never lost our culture
  • Anonymous
    The animation course is incredibly insightful and engaging. It provided a comprehensive understanding of animation principles, techniques, and software. The hands-on projects were particularly helpful in applying theoretical knowledge to practical skills. The instructors were knowledgeable and supportive, fostering a creative learning environment. However, a bit more focus on advanced 3D animation could enhance the course's depth. Overall, a highly recommended learning experience for aspiring animators.
  • Anonymous
    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.
  • Anonymous
    good 1) Advertisement and Marketing. One of the most creative and unique ways of advertising products and services is through animation. ...
    2) Gaming. ...
    3) Education. ...
    4) Architecture and Engineering. ...
    5) AR and VR (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) ...
    6) Entertainment and Media
    Using animation enables students to visualise and understand complex subjects or processes. As well as simplifying messages and complex subjects, animation-based learning can also help improve learners' retention. Our brains can process visual information efficiently and quickly.
  • Anonymous
    I really enjoyed the online course. I thought it was well planned and layed out, easy for me to follow. The work load(h.w. & test)was just enough, so i could finish everything with enough time, learn about the topics and not feel over loaded and rus…
  • Anonymous
    It's tough without practical class. Animation one to one class is useful to understand properly.

    Secondly, even though we attend the class or update feedback, we do not get any black n white certificate through mail showing we have attended the course. I can understand certification only we get after writing the test.

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