3D Animation Workshops
Learn how to create the special effects used in CG animated movies and the games industry. Using freely downloadable Open Source 3D animation software.
We are all familiar with CG animated movies such as Toy Story and Avatar, or the virtual environments of console games. Now you can learn the techniques used by digital artists to create these exciting worlds. Node Graphics is now offering you the chance to participate in 3d animation workshops. Covering the basics of modelling, texturing, lighting and animation, culminating in the creation of your own short CG movie.
These workshops are suitable for students over the age of 8 years and typically run from 6-12 sessions depending on the requirements of the school or community group involved. The software used in the workshops is open source which means that it is free and downloadable for all students at no cost. The workshops are suited to an I.T. lab in a school, or any other facility with a number of PC’s or Mac’s available. All required software is supplied and installed by Node Graphics.
Below is a selection of animations done by Node students:
3d animation course in the Craigmonie Centre
The results of a 6 day course in Blender with 10-13 year olds in The Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit, July 2010.
Made possible by the Creative Identities Initiative, organised by Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.
The results of a 5 session course in Blender with a range of age groups. The course was kindly run at Brora Learning Centre.
Drumnadrochit 3d Animation film 2013
Results from a 6 week course in 3d animation using open source software, Blender.
Students ranged from 7-12 years old.
Facilitated by J Fraser Macdonald of Node Graphics and Suzanne Irvine at the Craigmonie Center, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, UK. Autumn 2013
Eden Court Animation Reel
Student work from the digital animation courses run by Node Graphics at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. Includes work from beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
Eden Court Animation Reel
Student work from the digital animation courses run by Node Graphics at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. Includes work from beginners and intermediate students.
4 session workshop with teenagers from the Forres area.
Pilmuir Project, Forres.
A story developed and illustrated by a group with special needs. Facilitated by Trish Matthews of Brora Learning Centre. Editing and special effects by Node Graphics.
Images 1, 2 & 3 in strip at top of page courtesy of the Blender Foundation.