3D Animation - A Career Full of Success
By Ashwani Srivastava
Facts & Predictions about Animation:
In the year 2004 the NASSCOM announced that the Indian Animation Industry will grow 200 times in coming years. Today in 2019-20 the aforesaid statement seems true. There was time between
2005-2008 when Indian audience finds animation interesting and gradually connecting themselves with animated films and also expressed love for characters within.
Early-Era of Animation in India:
Before Hanuman, Indian animation lovers had to rely upon Hollywood to watch good animation content.
But after the huge success of Hanuman & Return of Hanuman, everything has been changed altogether.
The filmmakers with live action background shown their interest in animation & slowly they opt 3D animation & visual effect to execute their scripts with beyond the reality content.
Milestones of Indian Animation Industry:
- Roadside Romeo,
- Arjun: The Warrior Prince,
- Delhi Safari,
- Chaar Sahibzaade,
All are some of the 2D-3D animated feature films did good collection across the Indian & overseas box office. It indicates that the creative talent of Indian animation has following right path.
The animators of India is doing good work as well as earning and they can now easily understand which sort of quality been liked by not only Indian viewers but also the global audience across the world.
Indian Animation & Hollywood connection:
The Hollywood giants like Disney & Warner Bros. did also praise our animation skills. They were amazed by knowing the fact that success rate of a good feature film in India was much higher than any other country. Mass audience in India love cinema & always eager to watch films that's why Indian Film Industry is one of the hubs of film production.
These days not only children's but all of us loved to watch animated feature films no matter if it is being produced in India or abroad.
This also boosts the Indian Animation Market & opens the door of new opportunities in this unique but artistic field. Now anyone can easily choose animation as his/her dream career because it has good & speedy prospect, now animation career is not only for personal satisfaction but it comes with professional satisfaction too.
There is huge growth in Animation studios in India & they all are busy in executing Indian projects & they also outsource their services to execute projects from around the world. So it is natural that they always in need of skilled & talented Indian animators, even some of the emerging animation studios required fresher's so they can train them on their software's or on their platforms. Rhythm & Hues & MPC Technicolor are few studios those already recognized the Indian talent & skill set in animation & visual effects.
Understand Why choose animation after 12th!
A career in animation is one of the most-sought-after career options these days. With high salaries, career growth and an opportunity to showcase your creativity, a career in animation could be the right choice for today's youth.
An animator's job can be defined as the art of adding life to a non-living digital character or an object. A combination of Indian entertainment industry and digital technology & tools, helping aspirant animators to do hands on practice on designs, drawings, layouts and production of graphically rich and attractive multimedia clips.
Find below the list of standard job profiles in animation:
- Story Board Artist
- Character Designer
- 2D Animator
- 3D Modeler
- Texture Artist
- Lighting Artist
- Background Artist
- Rigging Artist
- Character Animator
- Clean Up Artist
- Rendering Artist
- FX Designer
As animation industry is growing day by day many prestigious institutions, colleges & even these days universities are offering UG & PG degree courses, anyone can opt after passing 10+2.
Aspirant graduates & post graduate students also have options for Diploma & Certificate courses.
Most needed skills for a successful career in animation:
Creative & artistic mindset
Strong visual imagination
Knowledge of different color schemes
Ability to express ideas by doodle, sketching & drawings
Fond of detail in artwork
Compatibility within computers.
The author is a professional writer working with the Multimedia and animation industry since 7 years. He writes articles on 3d Animation, multimedia and VFX (Visual Effects) Industry. In this Article, you can read about Facts & Predictions, Early-Era of Animation in India and Why to choose animation course after 12th.