An email about three dimensional: You’ll need to learn different abilities other then animation for example lighting, texturing and rendering if you wish to produce nice searching videos.
As this is a beginner’s guide I’ll list some high-finish programs but additionally stuff you will get free of charge so that you can animate immediately. For additional information take a look at our animation software list.
Autodesk Maya: The standard. If you’re having a big budget and wish to take 3d designer seriously, this is actually the program you need to concentrate on.
Cinema 4D: A lot more accessible and simple to understand, also cheaper and comes free of charge with Adobe Consequences (A lite version). Although used mostly for motion graphics, Cinema can be used as other kinds of animation and it is fun to alter.
Blender: As this is a beginner’s guide I believed I’ll include Blender since it’s liberated to download, and there are many tutorials available so there is nothing preventing you against animating at this time free of charge.
If you wish to find out more about character animation in Maya, take a look at our Maya Animation Course.
If you wish to find out more about character animation in Blender, take a look at our Blender Animation Course.
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Computer: Since you will be rendering in three dimensional, your pc ought to be outfitted having a serious processor, and that may be quite pricey. A significant workstation starts at approximately $2,000 and may exceed $8,000.
Tablet: Again, as with 2D, I suggest animating having a tablet, because it helps make the workflow considerably faster. I personally use the Intuos 5 Pro.
The books indexed by the 2D section may benefit a three dimensional animator, but when you’re searching for any specific three dimensional animation book, I recommend “How to Cheat in Maya”. It covers virtually all you need to know to begin animating in three dimensional.