Thursday, February 23

Education

Is it Graphic Novel or Comic Book? Know the Difference

Is it Graphic Novel or Comic Book? Know the Difference

Animation, Comics, Education
Wandering through a book store and you find the section of graphic novels and while flipping the pages of the novel you find someone who says “It seems you like comic books, that’s nice!”   People always mix up these two terms and it might seem frustrating for those who know the meaning of it and difference. Although both are works of fiction and have panel style storytelling, they are not same. “Maus,” a graphic novel created by Art Spiegelman, was the first comic/graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Additionally, comics have been inspiring, read, cherished and used for marketing and propaganda in America since the 1930s. Graphic Novels in India Graphic novels are not new for India too, what is new is the themes they depict. With events like comic con people now k
Is the art of storyboarding being lost in animation?

Is the art of storyboarding being lost in animation?

Education, Top Stories
Many thought demand for animation art had petered out after a boom in the 1980s. But new generations of animators have stepped in. The animators still believe storyboarding is the best way to share your vision and thereby animate objects. Desirable periods run the gamut from the 1920s, when animation shorts began, to the late 1990s, when studios producing animated films switched from hand-painted to digital images. Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar Animation Studios, responsible for such hits as “Toy Story,” was an early practitioner of digital animation. Walt Disney animator Webb Smith first used storyboarding during the early 1930s. Smith used the idea of drawing scenes of the Disney short “The Three Little Pigs” on separate sheets of paper and pinning them up on a bulletin board to tell the s
Tintin, Amar Chitra Katha, Noddy and Potter to be part of ICSE School syllabus

Tintin, Amar Chitra Katha, Noddy and Potter to be part of ICSE School syllabus

Animation, Education
Time to rejoice for all the kids studying in this new age and time to envy them for all those who completed their schooling ICSE schools will have new curriculum and will add more contemporary literature to school syllabi, the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination -- which conducts the ICSE and ISC board examinations -- is introducing popular titles from the next academic year. From the popular Harry Potter series and Amar Chitra Katha to ‘The Hobbit’ and the adventures of Tintin, along with the inspiring biographies of APJ Abdul Kalam, Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai — all of these are set to be part of the curriculum. With these, the upcoming 2017-18 academic session will also bring in uniform syllabus for all primary and junior schools. Reading is not just about being se

MAAC students’ short film pays tribute to Babasaheb Ambedkar

Animation, Education, Headlines
The 3.20 minute film called Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – Jewel in India’s crown is inspired from the life and teachings of the father of Indian constitution On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti four students of Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) released a short film paying tribute to the father of Indian constitution. The 3.20 minute, motion graphic  film called Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – Jewel in India’s crown has been made by the four students of MAAC Bangalore, with assistance from Ravi Kiran, Technical Faculty, MAAC Indiranagar; and were mentored by Amit Dang, Zonal Academics Head - (South), MAAC. (more…)

The Power of Animation — > Prof. Prabhas Chandra Pandey

Education
  In this 21st century where everything is changing so fast, communication needs it own pace and design to cope up moreover communication has become the most important phenomena to step ahead further and its design works to reach as maximum as can. Animation & Multimedia play this super role to design the communication in an infotainment, edutainment and entertaining way. Right from first newspaper in the morning to the last facebook status everything is designed to reach audiences and make a mark with them. (more…)

Various Image File Format System (HELP MENU Info)

Education, Softwares, Tips & Tricks
AVI Files The AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) format is the Windows standard for movie files. The .avi file-name extension indicates a Windows AVI movie file. BMP Files BMP files are still-image bitmap files in the Windows bitmap (.bmp) format. CIN (Kodak Cineon) Files A file format that stores a single frame of a motion picture or video data stream. Each frame is saved as cineon version 4.5 with a CIN file-name extension. The file contains no user-defined data such as a thumbnail, and supports 10-bit log, and three colors per pixel. Alpha channels are not supported. (more…)

Random Thoughts on 3DS Max (Internet Info)

Education, Tips & Tricks
In the beginning, 3D graphics software was expensive and was running on expensive SGI machines. It was used by few large (read: rich) companies that could afford it. A whole culture was born, but there were very few people that could afford to learn and use this software... Then in 1990 Autodesk 3D Studio came along (and Lightwave later jumped from Amiga to PC). That's when 3D became "affordable", but not as cheap as MS Word... When 3D Studio MAX 1.0 came out in 96, it had the same price as today. Autodesk 3D Studio already had more users than ALL other 3D packages combined, not counting the illegal followers which were probably millions. (more…)

.3ds file formate (Internet Info)

Education, Tips & Tricks
.3ds Not to be confused with the name of the file format of Nintendo 3DS game files. 3DS Max file Filename extension .3ds, .max Internet media type application/x-3ds, image/x-3ds Magic number 4D 4D (hex), MM (ASCII) Developed by Autodesk Inc. Type of format 3D file formats 3DS is one of the file formats used by the Autodesk 3ds Max 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. (more…)

3D Studio Max Hotkeys Quick Reference (Internet Info)

Education, Tips & Tricks
  When using 3D Studio Max, its always important to become more efficient the more you progress. A keyfactor in that is learning hotkeys. Autodesk will give you a handy dandy reference cube when you order 3D Studio Max 2009, with a bunch of common hotkeys and shortcuts on each one of the six sides. I have listed out a few of those hotkeys and shortcuts so you can use this as a quick reference while using 3ds Max. (more…)