“MAAC NSM is a great platform for students,” says production designer Vandana Kataria
4:00 pm PDT 19/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The axiom ‘Actions speak louder than words’ has now changed to ‘Visuals speak louder than words’. Most of the content we consume today has been converted into the visual form to create a stern impact. And it works for good as visuals are remembered and recollected frequently by most of us. What makes these visuals effective is the kind of production design and art direction that goes in the setting up of the whole scene. AnimationXpress interacted with production designer … Read More

3D artists gain powerful production tracking as ftrack releases Cinema 4D integration
12:00 pm PDT 19/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

ftrack, the leading project management platform for creative collaborators, has launched a new integration with MAXON’s Cinema 4D digital content creation package. The new integration enables MAXON Cinema 4D users to access projects, publish and import files, and manage activities via an ftrack panel implemented into the Cinema 4D user interface. ftrack’s toolset works seamlessly with Cinema 4D’s solutions, enabling improved and streamlined collaboration across 3D projects. The integration is available now and is free of charge. MAXON, product & … Read More

Students can enter the VFX industry directly through Frameboxx and Prime Focus’ new tie-up
6:00 pm PDT 13/07/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

Upcoming artists can now directly put their feet in the VFX and Animation industry. You have learnt animation, done a course but in the end you often wonder where and how to step into the industry? Well, the VFX and education fraternity in India has recently been innovating new provisions to help upcoming artists try their hands on and enter the practical field. Frameboxx and Prime Focus, both leading VFX and Animation houses, have made a special tie-up to provide … Read More

Toon Boom makes animation easier by launching Harmony 14
11:00 am PDT 12/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Toon Boom Animation, the Canadian animation software company, has released Harmony 14 today. The company specialises in animation production and storyboarding software and caters to various artists with user friendly softwares and their upgrades. Harmony 14 provides additional tools for artists and an enhanced 3D workflow to streamline creative development and animation production. It is available in three editions – Essentials, Advanced and Premium – Harmony is the ideal solution for artists creating feature films, episodic series, games development, webisodes, … Read More

FTII to expand its course content by offering short-term courses in animation, gaming and prosthetics
10:00 am PDT 08/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The Film and Television Institute of India is to have new syllabus for its courses aimed at streamlining academic course work. The Governing Council of the FTII in its 129th meeting held in Mumbai gave approval to the Academic Council’s proposal to convert FTII into a holistic institute of cinema, television and allied arts, offering varied choice of subjects related to cinema and digital media. The GC also approved the vision document of FTII, which proposes to switch from teacher … Read More

MAAC inaugurates new centre for 3D animation and VFX training in Banashankari
10:30 am PDT 07/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), a major player in animation, VFX, multimedia and gaming, has inaugurated its eighth centre in Banashankari, Bengaluru. With the addition of this new centre, MAAC now has 92 centres in the country. The inauguration of the new centre was attended by MP (Lok Sabha) – Bengaluru Central, PC Mohan; MLA, Padmanabhanagar constituency, R Ashok; MP Udupi-Chickmagalur constituency, Shobha Karandlaje; MLA, Vijayanagar constituency, M Krishnappa; Chikkakallasandra ward councilor, Supriya Shekhar; and MLA, Basavanagudi, LA Ravi Subramanya. … Read More

Sathish Narayanan’s Design Media & Edutainment School aims to create creative designers from young aspirants
5:00 pm PDT 28/05/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

‘Knowledge has a beginning but no end’ and when it comes to sharing knowledge- Imparting education and creating a platform for learning is the ideal way. Sathish Narayanan who has been in the creative industry for over 22 years has taken a step to encourage this initiative by starting his own Design Media & Edutainment School (DMES) at Pune. With a vision to create the next generation of design thinkers, Design Media & Edutainment School was officially unveiled by Mumbai … Read More

The Impact of Visual Effects in Movies
2:45 pm PDT 26/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

What’s common between Robot (Endhiran), Bajirao Mastani and Baahubali? Apart from the fact that, these were high budget movies they were also known for their high quality of Visual Effects. Wikipedia chronicles Visual effects (commonly shortened to Visual FX or VFX) as the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot. Visual effects involve the integration of live action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on … Read More

Shemaroo Entertainment’s ‘Shemaroo Institute of Film and Technology’ offers various courses including VFX
3:00 pm PDT 09/04/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Founded back in 1962, Shemaroo Entertainment has grown tremendously and are now one of the oldest and leading entertainment companies in India. The company also ventured into the animation space with Bal Ganesh which they co-produced with Astute Media Vision. And recently they have started their own institute Shemaroo Institute of Film and Technology (S.I.F.T)  to provide quality and skilled professionals who would be the driving force of the film industry in future. The institute currently offers six courses – … Read More

MAAC National Students Meet 2016 concludes successfully
12:00 pm PDT 29/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) – India’s leading educator in high-end 3D Animation and Visual Effects, recently organised a three-day National Students Meet in Hyderabad. Over 125 students made their way from different cities to participate in this eagerly awaited ‘National Students Meet’ and got a chance to interact with industry stalwarts. The idea behind such a meet is to encourage animation and VFX students from all parts of the country to come together to be part of high … Read More

Vaibhav Kumaresh and Prosenjit Ganguly design a PG course in Animation Film Design at DJAD
12:00 pm PDT 18/02/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

Gone are the days when learning animation or fetching for an animation school was a difficult task. With a range of certified courses in animation available in India and abroad in the present time, the education space for animation has been quite equipped and the platform has increased extensively. Today, not only there are independent courses available but, to name a few, institutes like NID, MAAC, DJAD, Arena, FX School, Frameboxx, ZICA and Whistling Woods have created a great scope … Read More

MAAC opens new centre for 3D animation and VFX training in Kukatpally
12:00 pm PDT 10/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), known for its education in animation, VFX, gaming and multimedia, inaugurated its new centre in Kukatpally, Hyderabad on 5 February, 2016. With the addition of the new centre, MAAC now has 84 centres across India. The company also announced that it plans to open two more such centres at Secunderabad and Madhapur before the end of this financial year. With an aim to expand and educate more students in the art of film making … Read More