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3D Animation Courses (12)

For the 3D Animations courses you have to be able to run Autodesk Maya at a decent level. Note that you do not need to have a very good dedicated video card because Maya uses mostly your processor.

Please check the official system requirements page on the Autodesk website. We advise to also contact us if you have trouble reading those specs (I know I have) :)

No. There is no diploma after this course. A diploma is useless in the field of animation and games because only the quality of your work matters here.

Yes, the teacher will be available the whole day and I must confess there’s a tendency to stay with students much further and also spend free time with them doing all kinds of stuff :)

We designed these courses to be a little bit intensive. But don’t be scared, it’s up to you how much time you want to spend. We advise that 8h/day is an optimal time and we can almost guarantee that once we’ll get up and running, you’ll want to stay more.

We think a number of 9-10 students is just right. From our previous experiences, we determined that having more than 10 students can become tiring at some point.

No. We don’t have the infrastructure and motivation to do that. That’s a whole a lot different concept by all means..

These courses are designed to be taught onsite and this is mostly because we think this is the only way we can provide quality training quick. Like they say: “not fast food, good food quick!” :)

If we have enough participants, we could run them every weekend. Other options are middle of week or even on consecutive days. Everything is possible, make sure you check the courses page or write us if you have any suggestions.

No, you will learn everything you need to know right here. It’s important to wish to do 3D Animation, the rest will come on its own :)

No really, no. It’ll be up to you if you’ll want to improve you knowledge by taking extra work at home. We think it’s important to also practice a little bit during the week but it’s 100% up to you :)

Middle of the week is reserved to one weekly webcast where we’ll try to throw in some theory related to next weekend’s theme but you’ll also receive feedback regarding your work on the previous weekend. The feedback is meant to show you what you’re doing good and what you’re doing wrong. We encourage a totally relaxing atmosphere, we’re all here to learn and this is one thing we should not forget :) Let’s all be creative!

Another word for critique is feedback. When I say “critique” I’m not thinking you’ve done something bad, this is the term used in the industry. Critiques will be my way of looking at your work and show you what you’ve done good and what you can improve :D

This is a creative course and we’ll learn only the Maya basics and lots of stuff about animation principles. This is not a kind of course you find everyday, where you learn the software and that’s it.
Because of this approach, you’ll be able to use any other software (3DS Max, Blender, Softimage) in order to do your future animation work.

Drawing Courses (2)

That’s not the end of the world. Anyone can learn how to draw, trust me when I’m telling you this.

Let me tell you a little story that I’m sure it happened to you some day.We all tried to draw at the age of 5 or 10 or 15 maybe. The thing is, nobody encourages us to pursue a career in this field and we quickly lose interest because we become discouraged. And this is normal because we do not get any professional training what so ever. Would you be able to read on your own if you haven’t gone to primary school? I don’t think so!

So, as long as we live, we do not touch a drawing pen anymore because … we can’t draw. This is where I come in … If I learned something in my life, I learned that everyone can be creative one way or another. There is no good or bad drawing, there is no good or bad art. So let’s forget about “I can’t draw”, let’s have an open mind and let’s start drawing!

Photoshop on it’s own will not teach you how to draw. We’ll be using basic pen and paper and, later on, we’ll be using something like Photoshop or Flash. But we’ll concentrate on pen and paper because that’s where the magic happens :)

Game Development Courses (7)

For the Game Development courses you have to be able to run Unity 3D at a decent level.

Please check the official system requirements page on the Unity 3D website. We advise to also contact us if you have trouble reading those specs.

No really, no. It’ll be up to you if you’ll want to improve you knowledge by taking extra work at home. We think it’s important to also practice a little bit during the week but it’s 100% up to you :)

We’ll be using (and learning) Unity 3D. But we’ll also learn lots of game development principles that you’ll be able to use in any kind of game development programs, like Flash for example.

No. We don’t have the infrastructure and motivation to do that. That’s a whole a lot different concept by all means..

These courses are designed to be taught onsite and this is mostly because we think this is the only way we can provide quality training quick. Like they say: “not fast food, good food quick!” :)

No. There is no diploma after this course. A diploma is useless in the field of animation and games because only the quality of your work matters here.

If we have enough participants, we could run them every weekend. Other options are middle of week or even on consecutive days. Everything is possible, make sure you check the courses page or write us if you have any suggestions.

Middle of the week is reserved to one weekly webcast where we’ll try to throw in some theory related to next weekend’s theme but you’ll also receive feedback regarding your work on the previous weekend. The feedback is meant to show you what you’re doing good and what you’re doing wrong. We encourage a totally relaxing atmosphere, we’re all here to learn and this is one thing we should not forget :) Let’s all be creative!

General (7)

No, the courses will be taught in Romanian but it’s preferable to know a little bit of English because all the documentation is in English, as well as all the resources.

Because of the way these courses are designed, we can go anywhere we are welcomed :)

The first batch of courses will take place in Bucharest. The actual location will be determined and announced at a later date.

No, this is a completely different kind of training and, at the moment, we do not have neither the infrastructure or the motivation to do this.

We think the payment should be made one weekend in advance.

Not at the moment, no. This is because we are self funded. We do not get any kind of money from the state.

No, all the software that we’ll be using is either free trial version (Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Quicktime) or completely free (Unity 3D).

Yes, we have cookies, coffee, a good mood and … maybe pizza :)