Computer Animation

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Training

Some online animation training programs are offered as on block courses. Most are designed for novice animators, and topics include introduction to animation software programs, computer illustration and graphics and interactive media. As with the full degree programs, advanced online classes like this are scarce because of the technology needed to develop cutting edge animation. Classes include, Introduction to 2D and 3D design courses, program scripting courses, Advanced animation techniques course, Independent Final project course.

Job Description/ Job outlook

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials. The field of computer animation has seen enormous growth over the past decade due in part to the advancement of animation technology and in part to the expanding career options available to those who work in the field. The job outlook for computer animation occupations is optimistic as job growth is expected to continue to rise well into the next decade and beyond.
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Salary

3D animation is one of the fastest growing careers. Since most animated scenes are now created with this type of technology, the demand for this type of technical knowledge is increasing. The average salary for 3D animators reflects this. A computer animators median salary is, $58,510 anually. 3D animators have the capacity to make over $100,000 each year depending on industry working in and state living within.

Why do I want to go into this career?

Why I would like to go into this career is because I have a huge interest in the graphic design arts and being able to have the ability to create somthing on my very own. To have the chance to make up anything i can think of and/or imagine is very interesting to me. It is somthing i would thoroughly enjoy doing everyday. Because who wants to do somthing they aren't going to enjoy for the rest of their life.

What might you know about this career?

Some interesting facts you may not know about computer animation include Character animation students at the California Institute of the Arts use classroom number A113. The number appears somewhere in every Pixar film, from a car number plate in Toy Story to a secret computer device in Wall-E, and a courtroom in Up.

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