CREATION OF 3D ANIMATION
The magnetic charisma of animation is so strong that its audience is drawn towards it, as it is a human tendency to be fascinated by things which are unusual and beyond reality. One feels an urge to experience it for real and become a part of it.
This wish has been taken care of by the ever advancing technology round the world. Today, it is not a rocket science to create 3D animation and one doesn’t even need to be a certified animator to produce his own piece of animation. The job, although a complex and challenging one, takes the creator on to an exciting joyride till the end of imagination.
A person interested in creating his own work of 3D animation needs to have an interest in computer applications and a strong foothold on its technical and software aspects. Apart from the advanced computer skills and knowledge, one must have a powerful, advanced and a fast computer with a minimum of 1.6 GHz processor and 1GB RAM along with a large monitor with high-resolution to facilitate worthwhile animating experience.
The first and primary step towards creating one’s own animation is the identification and realization of the reason behind the 3D animation project one is working upon and should be very clear and sure of the amount of time one can devote to complete the project as creating animation can be a time-consuming and a tiresome process sometimes.
Now the best way to start the things is to get your hands upon a good 3D animation software program, specially designed for animation purposes. There is a huge variety of such softwares available in the market to choose from. Some of the largely used 3D softwares include MAYA, 3D Studio Max, Poser, Daz 3D, Lightwave, IllusionMage, 3D Canvas etc. One should be very careful while choosing the software and should go for the one which is best suited to his requirements and circumstances in terms of goals, time and money.
The most important step is to have an in-depth knowledge of the selected 3D software to be used and a considerable amount of time should be spent learning its features, realizing weather it is easy or difficult to use and hence planning the course of action.
Beginner and intermediate 3D animations can be created even by free softwares available on net, such as ‘Anim8or’. Once the software is acquired, researched and studied thoroughly, you are all set to go. Now one simply requires to follow the steps mentioned in the software kit which will guide the amateur animators through the process ahead, while anyone can create his own piece of animation sticking to the tips and tricks of the software, but the real quality of animation still largely depends on the talent and creativity of the animator.