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How to Become a 3D Animator

Oct 24, 2022 11:15:11 AM

Updated December 2023

There’s no limit to what you can imagine and create in the magical world of 3D animation, visual effects, and CGI.

But just what is 3D animation? It’s the process of making digital images appear to move in a three-dimensional space. A 2D cartoon animator creates flat objects that have only length and width; a 3D animator adds depth as well, so that the characters can move and rotate following the same principles as in the real world.

So how do you get started? In this post, we explain how to become a 3D animator, what career paths are available in the field, and what steps can best set you up for success.

What’s it Really Like to Study 3D Animation at Herzing?

Aug 26, 2022 11:16:05 AM

Updated May 2023

If you’re considering becoming an animator, the biggest challenge you’ll face is choosing the right 3D animation training.

Each animation college has its own approach to curriculum and teaching style. The program you choose will have a direct impact on your success in breaking into the industry, so it’s worth doing some research to figure out what each school has to offer.

Curious about Herzing’s 3D animation program? Here’s your quick guide to training, including what to expect in class, and exactly how this program prepares you for a successful animation career. Hear from grads of the program, see examples of class projects, and find out what it’s really like to study 3D animation at Herzing. Let's get started.

2D vs. 3D Animation: Which Path is Right for You?

May 2, 2022 12:41:58 PM

Updated December 2023

Animated content has become increasingly popular in recent years—especially when pandemic restrictions forced the shutdown of live-action productions.

But if you’re interested in launching a career in this field, you may be wondering about the differences between 2D and 3D animation.

Obviously, 2D only deals with length and height, while 3D adds depth as well. But what’s involved in each type of animation? What is each used for, and what skills do they require?

In this post, we answer all of those questions and more.

Trying to decide between 2D vs. 3D animation? Here’s what you need to know.

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