Animation for Beginners
3D animation — Where to start?
3D animation is the process of animating objects and characters in three dimensions, using motion and other elements. It's a modern technique used in movies and mobile or video games. Establishing a career in 3D animation means having opportunities to work with big studios like Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Sony Animation.
Develop Your Skill
To start becoming an animator, you don’t even have to go to school. With the power of the internet, you can easily find tutorials that you can access for free. If you want to learn 3D animation for beginners, check out the free video tutorial series on youtube. Subscribe to a channel that can help you and guide you. Videos you watch should be with detailed information and step by step discussions. Do your research.
Learn Animation Software
Maya is a professional 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering toolset, designed for creating realistic characters and blockbuster-worthy effects.
Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software tool set used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D-printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, virtual reality, and, formerly, video games.
Houdini is a 3D procedural software for modeling, rigging, animation, VFX, look development, lighting and rendering in film, TV, advertising and video game
Cinema 4D – Marketed as one of the easiest tools for 3D modeling and visual effects, Houdini is good for anyone interested in enhancing live action movies with realistic effects.
Autodesk 3DS Max – 3DS Max is another Autodesk software that covers several animation pipeline steps. It’s best known for game animation and modeling.
Create an impressive portfolio and demo reel.
Having a standout portfolio is key. It is best to put your portfolio online. You can use Behance or Dribbble. Have a section for a short demo reel and an area for longer work samples. Only share your best work and update your portfolio as you create new and stronger pieces. It is very essential to include a contact section on your site as the links to your resume and bio.
For portfolio ideas, you can review online portfolios of top animators.
With the right tools and learnings, you'll be a Pro in no time!