|Animation by Joris Van Laar|
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If you want to learn 3D animation to a professional level - your journey starts here.
|The book we recommend for studying animation|
First, here is a short reading list to get you started. We've narrowed it down to just one key book that we recommend for all our students.
The Animator's Survival Kit.
Any serious student of animation should buy a copy of The Animator's Survival Kit, by Richard Williams. It is now the standard textbook for animators and easily the most comprehensive book available for learning animation.
OK - so you've bought a book or two - what else? The next thing to do is get yourself a free copy of Autodesk Maya. Maya is the main software we animate with, nowadays it's the industry standard. You can find a free educational license here.
You will also need a decent laptop or workstation capable of running Maya. To see our guide to buying a suitable laptop, read this blog post.
Start watching our free videos
Once you have done that, take a look at the week 1 videos at the Animation Apprentice website. The week 1 videos are all free and this gives you a general introduction to animation, helping you to get familiar with the language of the medium.
Welcome to Animation Apprentice!
If you do some or all the things on this list - you will have a great head start! I look forward to meeting you. Remember that here at Animation Apprentice I personally tutor all my students. I have over 30 years experience in the animation industry, from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" to "Harry Potter", and over 25 years experience of teaching animation.
And I'm still learning.
To find out more about Animation Apprentice, click here for a link to Frequently Asked Questions. To sign up for our next classroom at Animation Apprentice, follow this link.