CG Spectrum – Introduction to 3D Animation

Introduction to 3D Animation




From $3,199 USD


3 months





about the course

What will you learn?

CG Spectrum’s 3D animation for beginners course prepares you for a career where no two days are the same! In this short course, you’ll learn the principles of animation for film and games with an industry mentor as your guide. You’ll be animating from scratch in no time!

This intro course covers all of the essentials you need to get started, including the 12 Principals, body mechanics, and creating character walk cycles. You’ll finish the course with a solid foundation in 3D animation, a portfolio piece, and confidence using Maya software.

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Graduate with an outstanding portfolio

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Be mentored by a world-class animator

Gain confidence using industry software Maya

Learn to animate even without prior knowledge

Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)

course structure

term 1

Starting with 3D animation basics, you’ll dive head-first into industry software Maya and discover how to create believable animation using the classic principals of animation. As you learn the theories, you’ll put them into practice, giving you a better understanding of body mechanics and locomotion.

What will you learn?

  • Animate from scratch using the 12 principles of animation
  • Set up professional workflows using Autodesk Maya
  • Create progressively more complex animation pieces
  • Work with character rigs to create animation cycles

*This short course is the same as the term one of the 3D Animation Diploma, so if you choose to continue after completing your certificate, you’ll be a third of the way through the diploma course!


What do you need to apply?


$ 3,199 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,185 USD
    (3 x payments)


$ 3,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,485 USD
    (3 x payments)

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