3D Animation Program
A complete 3D Animation education built for today's creatives.
- Animation Principles
- Walk Cycles
- Run Cycles
- Idles & Attacks
- Leaps & Reacts
- Making Characters Playable
- Animation Blends
- PBR Workflows
- 3D Modeling
- 3D Texturing
- Real Time Materials
- Unreal Engine
Become an animator.
A complete 3D animation course for today's creatives. Our program will teach you the core 3D artist skills that you need to achieve your full creative freedom while building a portfolio custom tailered for the animation industry.
The thing that sets Vertex School apart is our unique bi-weekly meetings. We've built an intense program that guides you through the work you need to do but doesn't leave you alone to do it. You'll meet with your mentors twice a week for crits and lectures.We've got you covered.
Accelerate your future.
We create job candidates. Stop wasting time with simple software skills. This is a competitive industry. Instead, master the specific industry skills and workflows that matter and take your animation to the next level.
One of the things missing from most animation programs is a simple foundation in the core 3D arts. In the first six weeks of your course, you'll learn the industry standard PBR workflow so you can develop the creative freedom to model, texture and render your own creations.
Principles of animation
Meet with your mentor twice a week as you fast track your mastery of the principles of animation with the bouncing ball and the walking egg. In this part of the course you'll build your animating muscle by focusing on the 12 principles of animation and building your first mini-capstone project.
With bi-weekly meetings you'll find your animation skills growing faster than ever before and you'll need it. The walk and run cycles are some of the hardest skills to master. But don't worry. Through our rigorous curriculum and feedback we've got you covered.
Advanced body mechanics
Begin building out your character's capacity and your own ability to pay attention to nuances and the specific character traits that will help your portfolio stand out. At this stage animators should be learning the art of the small... our goal is to teach you to be patient with your work and put love into every second.
Combat, reacts & advanced techniques
Express yourself by creating attacks and over the top reacts. This is where you get to really push your animation and have fun on a whole new level. At this stage in the process of learning our goal is to push the animators creative capacity and break through inhibitions to engage the crazy.
Game setup & interactive game play
Break down your animation and put it inside of a playable character in Unreal Engine. When we get to this part of the course, you'll create an amazing portfolio project the combines all the skills you've learned up to date into one killer game project.
In a special optional term you'll be able to add to your portfolio with skills in rigging and scripting. These skills are incredibly important to your potential to get a job as an animator and are highly recomended.
Do what you love & love what you do
The creative tech industry is growing at an annual rate of 16% and our students are joining the industry all the time. You'll work with AAA game studio mentors to help you build a targeted portfolio that demonstrates to the world you can do this job and you can do it well!
Built for online & remote work
Our team's been teaching online since 2010. Our courses are built for online and our community already numbers over 5,000. Join the future of education.
Live, Online Classes
Meet in small groups to get the help you need and connect with your peers and mentor.
Remote Work Environment
Use our remote work environment to interact with your team and your lead.
Meet twice a week and then complete your work on your own schedule.
Bring the desire. We will bring the right support and resources to help you thrive. Recommended commitment is 20 hours a week for part time and 40 hours a week for full time.
We focus on the right skills in the right order. Our curriculum is battle-tested and constantly evolves to meet the demands of the industry.
We provide each of our graduates with access to job readiness training, an alumni network, connections to employers and opportunities to hone new skills.
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3D Animation Program
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Pay after you get a job.
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