Today , it is an undeniable fact that computer graphic design technology
develop so fast . We can see computer graphic design technica has been used
everywhere in our life. And 3D animation as the most important part of
computer graphic design technology. It has been widely applied in game
design and movie making. For our computer graphic design student, 3D
animation is the technology of using computer software like “Maya” ,”4D
cinema” ,to create the character and environment .For example, like the
It is totally made by using “Maya”, but it’s hard to recognize and
difference with the true photo. We can see the best 3D visual effects of
using 3D animation software . The history of computer animation is only
twenty-five years old . In that time artist and scientists have moved from
rudimentary flying logos to sophisticated , humanistic motion applied to
computer generated characters . When we look back in amazement at the
history of computer animation and still find it hard to believe that we
could have had such an impact on the entertainment industry . Nothing moves
faster than technology . Especially in 3D animation , great development has
been taken place since last twenty – five years . For a computer graphic
design student. Be a good 3D animator is very important for our future
career. So in the following paragraph will be focus on how to be a good 3D
animator for a computer graphic design student.
Drawing skills is important for a good 3D animation designer.
From my point of view, Drawing skills is quite important for a 3D animator.
It seems like if people wanna be a good 3D animation designer, they must do
lots of drawing practise first. Drawing is the foundation before go to the
3D software. Do lots of sketch is the only way to built your concept
before go to computer. Like the following images. Which is done by a well-
known 3D animation artist Michael Weidman. We can see he built concept
using these kind of sketch. That is why in every design school first year
course, every student must take the drawing class. Especially for those
people who are gonna do 3D animation in the future, drawing has been an
essential part of being a 3D animator. If we look the following image which
is done by using 3D software. Everyone will wonder how can the designer
build his ideas. And we look the next image. We can get the answer. The
designer of this image did his sketch first, then go to computer. So the
sketch one and the final one look same without the filling colour. From
this point, everyone will understand how this animator built his concept
and how important is the drawing skills for a good 3D animator.
Good computer technical skills also is very important
Secondly, computer technical skills also is very important for a 3D
animator. As the technology development, we got lots of computer software
for 3D animation, like “Maya” , “4D Cinema” these two most famous software.
For a 3D animation designer, people must get to know the each function of
software, otherwise it will be hard to get a good 3D visual effect. Like
the following image, I got it from the movie “The Matrix” which is the most
well-known movie made by using 3D animation. It is impossible for a person
without any technical skills to finish this character with such amazing 3D
visual effect. From graphic design experience like using Photoshop,
Freehand. It is a such hard thing to built any visual effect without any
technical skills. Like the following two image, we must use some of the
function of the software to get control of the movement of these two 3D
characters. Without any technical skills, so can one get control of these
two character. So computer technical skills also is very important for a 3D
A good 3D animation designer must have good imagination.
Another important thing for a 3D animation designer is the good
imagination. Like the following image, which is made by using 3D animation.
We cann’t see this kind of face in our life. The face of this character
looks just combine the human face and the animal face. If we suppose the
designer don’t have the good imagination, so how could he get this idea
from? Because he couldn’t the model for this character in our true life.
Moreover, 3D animation is becoming very important