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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)


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