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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


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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 want to know about this.With enthusiasm and determination excitement and it is a chance to meet with an opportunity
  • I have chosen this extremely valuable course to learn animation because of the reputation level of the prestigious Banaras Hindu University and all of my highly respected and qualified teachers in this program. Also, I am extremely grateful to NPTEL-SWAYAM...
  • 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
    Very useful animations course...
  • I am interested to learn this course..........kindly i request to start course immediately........i am hasitha from rvrjcce.....(y19ce132)
  • 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,
  • great course . i have great expreince learning with should also provide more course like this for students which will help many to learn.
  • Anonymous
    This course is designed to help you create dynamic, interactive online courses through the use of multimedia tools, student collaboration opportunities, and formative assessment and feedback. Each week we will focus on a particular topic: 1. Using multimedia...
  • Sahana. G Sahana. G
    I can't help but I'm so excited to learn new things.. I don't think I can do this properly but I hope I can do this and I completely learn new things... Thank you...
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  • Anonymous
    Animation course is the study of designing, drawing and making the illusion of motion pictures just by changing their static images which are not similar to each other. Applicants will be studying techniques of animation that can be used to give life...
  • 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
  • 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
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    Tapan Mojumder
    This is a new topic to me and I am really excited to learn this interesting subject. Just completed video lectures two units and expect to learn more and more in the coming sessions. The mentor is really a nice and knowledgeable person and his video...
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    Sowmya D
    I am really excited to learn animation! Whenever I watch any animated movies or series, I being curious, am always fascinated on how all these wonderful characters are made, their movement and everything related to them!

    I even tried to learn 2d animation and I have mere knowledge on it, and I would love to indulge myself in learning this awesome and vast knowledge! I am very keen and thankful to you all for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this amazing journey with a lot more other people!


    Sowmya .Dadi
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    Lalita Bari
    Animation is now trending subject. Animated videos are an effective way to communicate information through entertainment. You may have already used diagrams to explain complex ideas visually. Diagrams work, but they are not as engaging as moving images. With an animation, your diagrams can move freely and express ideas and relationships that are much harder to communicate with still images or text. Animation is important, or rather, animation is still important because we all react to animation. Kids and adults alike still respond to animation, because we grew up trusting cartoons. They teach us how to count, they teach us life lessons, and when we're young, they don't lead us down the wrong path.
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    mein life mein kuch karna chahti kuch sikhna chahti hun taki mein apne upar dipand reh kar apne family ka dhiyan rakh sakun sir mein cartificat bhi chahti hun cartificat lene ki fees mein jama kar dungi sir aap humare guru hai aur guru gyan ,shiksha hume dete hai to sir sishya ka bhi fark banta hai vo kamyab ho puri mehnat kare sir I am happy to say ki hume aase sikhne ka moka mila thankyou so much sir aap ki vajha se bahut se bacche kamyab hue hai aap bahut accha kam kar rahe hai garib baccho ko free course kara ke har insan ko aap ki tarha sochna chahiye sir aap mere roll model ho aap humesa svasth and salamat rahe god bless you sir hum sabki tarf se thank you very much
  • 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
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    SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
    I am glad it is there.

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