Professional Diploma in VFX & 3D Animation in Pune, India | Seamedu

Diploma in Visual Effects and 3D Animation (Pune) 

Visual effects (VFX) and 3D animation are all the rage today, whether you take the multiplex screens or even your smartphones. It has almost come to a point where it is nearly impossible to imagine a film, TV programme or a video game without any special effects.

Every student needs a good start to make a career in creative arts. Our diploma in 3D animation course will give every enthusiast the opportunity to dive head-first into the flourishing world of animation for films and TV. Our VFX diploma program is a hybrid of traditional and digital art, right from foundation to specialization. Here you get to focus your craft in creating concept art and assets for the film, game and television industries. Practical training is done in Chroma studio (green screen walls with lights and cameras) and sound studio (hardware consoles and audio mixers).

Some of our students get the opportunity to work on live projects with specialized artists from our sister concern, Toolbox Studio, which is one of the top commercial studios creating 3D art and visual effects in India.

Software you will learn
  • Maya
  • Nuke/Fusion
  • Photoshop
  • After effects
  • Premier Pro
  • Equalizer
  • Silhoutte
  • Mudbox/Z-brush
Prerequisites / Eligibility
  • Awareness of the VFX and Animation industry
  • Interest in 3D and Visual Effects movies and TV.
  • 12th pass from any stream
Awards (On Completion)
  • Diploma in (Visual Effects & Animation for Film & TV) from Seamedu.
  • A Qualification Pack (QP) certificate from MESC (Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

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  • Basic to advance sketching, including perspective, background, organic anatomy and storyboarding
  • Pre-production for shots, including camera angles, story writing and storyboarding
  • Creating 3D environment according to VFX shot and camera handling for shoots
  • Creating 3D assets and characters with photorealistic textures for VFX shots and creating 3D lighting according to VFX shots (to match the real setup)
  • Industry workshops every month, which help student to understand what is currently happening in the industry
  • Animation Day, where students come together and create amazing special effects using Chroma screen
  • In-depth understanding of Matte painting (background) for 3D shots
  • Students get to learn 2D compositing, including live action footage and 3D effects, and 3D compositing, including composition of 2D shots and 3D assets
  • Opportunities to work with Toolbox Studio
  • Working with film and sound students to create a holistic project and getting familiar with sound and live action films
  • 3D stereoscopy to create 3D videos, including depth, 2D and 3D
  • Creating a live action short film or advertisement by using 3D assets and 2D live action footage, including visual effects and 3D animation
  • Software covered: Maya, Mudbox, Photoshop, After Effects and Silhouette
Module 1

Fundamentals of Design

  • Colour Theory
  • 2D Designing
  • Principle of Design
  • Storyboarding
Module 2

3D Animation

  • 3D Modeling (Interior, Exterior & Asset Modeling)
  • Texturing (2D & 3D)
  • Fundamentals of Animation
  • Understanding Character Setup for Production
  • 3D Lighting & Shading
  • 3D Rendering
Module 3

Fundamental of Animation Clay & Cutout

  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Monkey Jam
Module 4

Advanced 3D Animation

  • Rigging
  • Character Animation
  • Camera Animation & Tracking
Module 5

Compositing 101

  • After Effects
  • 2D & 3D Composting
  • Colour Correction
  • Motion Graphics
Module 6
  • Rotoscopy & Paint
  • Match Move 101
  • Camera Tracking
Post-Production Artist
  • Compositing Artist
  • Rotomation Artist
  • Motion Graphic Artist
  • Mach Move Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • Effects Artist
  • Roto Artist
  • 2D Paint Artist
  • 3D Modeler & Texturing Artist
  • 3D Lighting & Rendering Artist
Pre-production Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Layout Artist
Will I be able to do this course if I do not have any knowledge of drawing?

Yes, you can. We cover even the basics of drawing and so do not require you to have any prior knowledge of drawing.

Is there scope for a career in VFX and Animation in India

The VFX industry in India is big and is growing exponentially every day. In fact, Indian studios are now acquiring studios in Hollywood and setting up facilities across the world. As with any growing industry, there are new jobs to be had in the VFX field in India, careers to be made and some serious competition!

What software will I learn to use as a part of this course?

The main software you will be using as a part of this course is Photoshop, MonkyJam, Aftereffects, Autodesk Maya, Nuke and Matchmover. You will also use other software like Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint as a part of the course.

How much access will I have to equipment?

The institute maintains the best ratio of equipment for students to their practical’s or project. Depending on the program, students check out their camera and lighting packages on a daily basis, for weekend shoots, or for one and two weeks on longer productions. The editing lab is open till late night for students.

What is the importance of VFX in Animation?

Visual effects are mostly focused on the augmentation or modification of live action but visual effects artists and tools are also used for: Video games, Pre-visualization, 2D to 3D conversion, Special venues and multimedia (in addition of course to films, television and commercials). It is also used in computer graphics animated films (Pixar, DreamWorks, Sony Animation, etc.), mostly to give a more realistic aspect to the animation. With Animation advancing into an almost life-like era VFX is the perfect way to go about it.


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Arindam Das

Sr. Faculty – Department of VFX

Arindam brings with him a professional experience of more than 12 years in the animation industry.

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Abid Shaikh

HOA – Department of Game & Mobile Software Development

Abid Shaikh is a stalwart in the animation industry with a career spanning over 12 years. In this time, he has donned many caps including

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Smita Adagale

Sr. Faculty – Department of Game Art & VFX

Smita comes with an extensive experience and has spent 11 years in the industry of VFX and Games.

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