Technical Director Course

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COURSE SYNOPSIS

In this course you will learn the basics of Python, Linux and Maya which are the core components in Animation/VFX/Gaming pipelines in studios across the world.

 

Student will learn about the various departments involved in a pipeline and how each contributes to the final product. Will learn and develop the pipeline by taking entities through the all departments. Student will understand how each department contributes to the final product and the flow of data from department to department.Develop tools in Python and use Maya Python API (or MEL) to automate some redundant tasks for artists.

 

Further understand basics of Production tracking using Shotgun and RV as a Media & Review tool. Once student completes their TD course, we assure that he/she will acquire the in depth Animation/VFX/Gaming pipeline in a nutshell.

Industry Experts as Mentors

Native Puppets – India’s first & only online school for Animation & VFX featuring top talent across the globe as Mentors for its courses.

 

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LEVELS

01_BasicTD Basics

 

Duration:

4 weeks

 

Summary:

Get introduced to the world of Ubuntu (Linux), Maya and the UI of various CG tools by industry leaders. Understand how to model, animate and light your 3D characters inside Maya. Find out how the technical pipelines at CG studios like Pixar & DreamWorks are structured. This course focuses on building a strong foundation for you as a Pipeline TD in the CG industry.

 

Who can join?

Complete beginners who are willing to work hard. Existing Programmers who want to re-skill to Animation/VFX/Game development.

02_Intermediate Core Concepts

 

Duration:

8 weeks

 

Summary:

Do shell scripting, file system and code editors seem like gibberish to you? Don’t worry, this course will make them another feather in your hat! Industry experts will teach you OOPs, Python, its features and advantages. You will learn how to build a directory structure on Linux to support the pipeline and get introduced to Git. This course will help you understand how to effectively use the mathematics of computer graphics while building a pipeline.

 

Who can join?

Existing Programmers who want to re-skill to Animation/VFX/Game development.

03_IntermediateTD Essentials

 

Duration:

8 weeks

 

Summary:

If you always dreamt of building a shot pipeline, then this course will make your dream come true. Industry experts will teach you not only how to build a shot pipeline, but also Mel Scripting. You will understand how to write a tool that generates motion renders for Animation/Lighting. And the task of debugging code to make sure all departments run smoothly will be made fun when you write shot building tools.

 

Students will also learn interpretation of references while planning an action and then layering a flavor of exaggeration for that extra-level of entertainment.

 

Who can join?

Programmers that are interested in learning the shot pipeline and have a good knowledge of the core concepts.

04_AdvancedBackend Technical Direction

 

Duration:

8 weeks

 

Summary:

This course is an accelerated and highly specialized program preparing you for the trade of Lighting for CG features, television and feature film-quality visual effects productions. You will understand the importance of the render server in delivering the final output. You’ll also learn about Nuke and Compositing by industry leaders. This course also introduces you to review tools that are necessary and teaches you how to build them.

 

Who can join?

Programmers who have a sound knowledge of the shot pipeline or those who have completed the previous TD modules at Native puppets.

05_IntermediateShotgun Integration

 

Duration:

12 weeks

 

Summary:

Learn how Autodesk Shotgun can help you supercharge your pipeline with tools for Production Management, reviews and asset management. Industry experts will show you how the Shotgun API will improve cross-department integration and collaboration to assist in managing increasingly complex projects – even when Production resources are remote.

 

Who can join?

Programmers who have a sound knowledge of the shot pipeline or those who have completed the previous TD modules at Native puppets.

COURSE DETAILS

Course
Levels
Duration
(Weeks)
Batch 1
(2018)
Batch 2
(2018)
Level 1 4 19-March-2018 09-April-2018
Level 2 8
Level 3 8
Level 4 8
Level 5 12
  • LEVEL 1

    TD BASICS
    (4 WEEKS)

  • 15,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      17,500
      (8500+4500+4500)
    • International Student (USD)
      $338
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  • LEVEL 2

    CORE CONCEPTS
    (8 WEEKS)

  • 25,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      29,000
      (15000+7000+7000)
    • International Student (USD)
      $423
  • Apply Now
  • LEVEL 3

    TD ESSENTIALS
    (8 WEEKS)

  • 40,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      47,000
      (24000+11500+11500)
    • International Student (USD)
      $677
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  • LEVEL 4

    BACKEND TECHNICAL DIRECTION
    (12 WEEKS)

  • 40,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      47,000
      (24000+11500+11500)
    • International Student (USD)
      $677
  • Apply Now
  • LEVEL 5

    SHOTGUN INTEGRATION
    (12 WEEKS)

  • 50,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      58,000
      (30000+14000+14000)
    • International Student (USD)
      $846
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TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • There will be a one time non-refundable Registration fee applicable of 4,500/- INR.
  • GST will be added to above fee structure.
  • Payment by Plan A – Single payment has 15% savings benefits.
  • * Payment by Plan B – Installment Options
    • 1st installment – To be paid one week prior the start date of class.
    • 2nd and 3rd installment – To be paid in 30 day intervals thereon.
    • Late payment fee INR 500/day.

 

  • For International Students, 10 % increase in fee structure is included to accommodate bank transfer costs.

Learn from highly-skilled and experienced Passionate Artists who are also Passionate Mentors. Native Puppets – India’s first & only online school for Animation & VFX features top talent across the globe as Mentors for its courses.

 

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You are one-step away from learning Animation from industry experts who are also passionate mentors.

 

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