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Banaras Hindu University , UGC 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, USA
Dr. Achintya Singhal, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Banaras Hindu University
Dr. Alok Kumar Singh Kushwaha, Associate Professor (Head of Department), Computer Science Engineering, GGU Central University.Dr. Jitendra Sheetlani, Professor (Dean), School of Computer Application, Sri Satya Sai University.Dr. VD Ambeth Kumar, Professor, CSE, PEC - Affiliating body Anna 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 Technical Director, Canada (Former TD Lighting/FX Tau Films & Rhythm & Hues)Abhishek Chaturvedi, Compositor, DNEG, Vancover, British Columbia, Canada (Former Compositor Double negative, Singapore and Rhythm & Hues)Abhinav Goel, Animation & Game Technology Expert, Poland, Central Europe (Former Animator Xentrix Studio)

Teaching Assistant
Er. Ankit Kumar , (MTech - IIITA, PhD- BIT )



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

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    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

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    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,
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Hi my name is Ezinne Ononuju I am a Nigerian ,I joined this course because I had a passion for making funny I mean really funny animations for people and I might as well be able to use it to make some cash or money and I certainly hope not to be mistaken . well since I want to go to comedy, how about a joke: i was walking on a road and a guy jumped out and threw a chicken at me , immediately I ran back to my house and put the chicken in the deep fryer and suddenly the guy caught up with me and asked me why I put his chicken in the deep fryer and I told that was where its destiny laid. Thank you
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    The course is very productive and makes the learning easy. Live interaction with Abhishek sir is also very productive and online case study sessions also helps in getting the idea of Hollywood film industry's CGs and VFX. Just want to add that if medical animation gets included then it will be very useful for me as I am doing a bachelors course in medical animation and audio visual creation.
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    Pankaj Kumar Verma

    Pankaj Kumar Verma completed this course.

    Hello, I'm a btech cse student...
    I'm always thinking of learning something new which make me busy. I tried lots of cource for animation but their voice tone is quit difficult to understand which makes me uncomfortable and i could not watch their videos even half an hour ....
    I found this cource so helpful..
    I've learnt lots of thing and I'm surprised currently I'm dreaming of having own studio.. :)
    It's just within 3 months...
    Thank you
  • Anonymous
    I am making thi s 5 stars for the IITs teacher for teaching us free of cost because most of learners quiet this type of learning because of their economical condition

    and thank u SWAYAM to teach us this kind of subject by the best IITs of our country

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    A strong initiative for the student group of 14-80. I have also known that course is recognized world wide. very powerful and mindblowing software learning with all video tutorial and softwares provided by you. A initiative for this type of unforeseen situation of COVID19 is a great job. A helping hand towards poor students. A initiative which boundless and all over the india.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Animation was my dream course. I never thought , but now I am completing my Animation course from SWAYAM on the guidance of Mr. Abhishek Sir , Thank you sir for complete my dream .
    I am so Excited to learn about animation, finally i have done it and now i can animate the things that i want..

    Thank you Abishek Sir.

    Md Dilwar
  • Roshan Prakashbhai Patel

    Roshan Prakashbhai Patel is taking this course right now.

    This is really very helpful and innovative course in swayam. I like the way sir have taught the concepts of 3d like modelling,lightning,texturing,rigging,fluid concept,animation walk cycle and much and guidance given by abhishek sir is amazing and I hope that I'll get more opportunities of learning from you sir again thank you so much for bringing this amazing course in best way to us.
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  • Anonymous
    Hello Sir,

    I am Bikram Majhi, 4th year BS-MS student at IISER KOLKATA. I have no prior knowledge of animation as such, So it would be really nice if you start from basics and then gradually increase levels.

    Thank you,

    Bikram Majhi

    4TH year, IISER-K
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was informative and interesting. The knowledge level of the instructor was high. the presentation was very nice..I am a Happy learner and want to attend more such programs
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    Muni Harish Sama

    Muni Harish Sama 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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Thank you abhishek sir. You are best teacher for animation. Your teaching style is great. I understands all topics you teach.
  • Anonymous
    He is an excellent teacher with bundles of knowledge inside him I like their way of teaching and I am enjoying very much
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    nice online course it will useful but better to send videosfor me and also we are intrested in creating animations
  • Anonymous
    I m fresher, I m excited to join this course

    .I heard about it,I want to join this course and after
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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...
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    Motebennur Maltesh

    Motebennur Maltesh 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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