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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Technopark basedToonz Academy expands operations

Toonz Academy, a premier training institute in 3D and 2D animation, backed by the studio major Toonz Animation India, has expanded its animation training facilities by opening centres in Ahmedabad and Indore.
More locations

This is in line with plans to further its operations in more strategic locations.

The new centres, along with existing ones in Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Nagpur will offer 12-month ‘advanced diploma in digital arts and animation course in addition to short-term courses. More academies are planned this year in Bangalore, Chennai and Coimbatore.

“The academy also plans to start a three-year degree course in animation by the next academic year,” academy executive director Ramaprasad said in a release issued here on Wednesday.

The diploma is awarded in association with European Carolus Magnus University, Belgium.
To impart proficiency

The diploma course aims to impart proficiency in key areas such as character modelling, background, organic character texturing, lighting, character rigging, character animation and particle effects, dynamics, and compositing, the release said.

[courtesy :Nishanth Nair]

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