Here's a list of companies that offer Arnold training courses and associated services.
If you want a serious job in the post-production or gaming industries, fxphd will teach you the real world facts and techniques you need to know. Each course is run by a practicing vfx or editing professional. "ARN101: An Introduction to Arnold" taught by Ulf Lundgren is targeted at anyone who may already be familiar with rendering and lighting but who wants to move over to Arnold; or just wants to know how Arnold can help in production and help you understand the differences compared to other render engines. "ARN201: Real World Lighting and Rendering with Arnold" taught by Matt Leonard, covers all the main areas such as Lighting, Shaders, Cameras, Particles and Volumetrics, Hair and Fur, and of course render settings, AOV’s and a number of technical areas.
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Pluralsight (formerly Digital Tutors,) are a dedicated team of artists, designers, professionals, and problem-solvers who are truly passionate about helping our members learn the skills they need to create stunning work and pursue their creative careers. They teach how to make movies, games, digital art and more.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Our mission is to help you learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.
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cmiVFX is the leader in technological training for visual effects and computer graphics artists. Our staff is comprised of software vendors, programmers, artists, engineers, designers, moguls and on-camera personalities. The content we create is built upon requests from the very agencies we work with. Specializing in the high end, cmiVFX often needs to be ahead of the bell curve for technology so that the following years artists can learn information that is considered to be new for them. cmiVFX is not a conventional training company. We know that any single problem can have many solutions and we aim to drive the industry with the latest information available from extensive research and development.
Sphere VFX is a world leading visual effects training company. We offer both onsite training and video training, however what sets us apart is our up-to-date knowledge of the current state of the industry and our unprecedented flexibility.
The purpose of "ARNOLD for MAYA modular Video Series" is to get you confident with using Arnold, and give you a firm grounding in all it has to offer as a feature film production render engine. We will walk through Arnold from top to bottom looking at all the key features of the render engine, be it render settings, shaders or lights. This course is suitable for both the complete beginner and more advanced user, and is ideal for someone cross training from another render engine.
Ottaviano "Otto" Brando presents a new ARNOLD Lighting Masterclass for feature films. This course includes 20hours of online training with veteran professional and instructor Otto. This is an intermediate course suitable for experienced CG users who are familiar with other rendering applications and want to learn more about Arnold lighting techniques.
MographPlus is a Cinema 4D-based training website, we provide all sorts of Cinema 4D training series but our focus is on rendering and motion graphics. We are really passionate about Cinema 4D and try to provide the most unique and demanded training series for the software. Our “Comprehensive Introduction to ARNOLD for Cinema 4D” course is an extensive look at the Arnold Renderer inside Cinema 4D and we go over everything users need to know to use Arnold in real-world productions.
InLifeThrill Designs offers online tutorials and training for technical artists with a variety of motion graphics and 3D applications.
Tools and training for Cinema4D users. Career Changing Motion Design and 3D Training From Real Motion Design Artists
The Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Institute of Animation, Visual Effects, and Digital Postproduction is responsible for the training of students in the subject areas of Animation and Interactive Media within the Film and Media course of studies.
The University of Hanover seeks through an extensive counseling services for the students to realize one of its priority goals gradually: a more deliberate study choice and a better orientation in the course of study eventually leads unquestionably to greater academic success and in shorter periods of study.
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences quickly established itself as a high-performance educational institution with a practical orientation.
Brandenburg University offers attractive, cutting-edge degree courses in three disciplines: engineering, business administration and economics as well as information technology and media.
ArtFx is reference in France for computer graphics and CG animation training because it is the only school in Europe specializing in digital special effects. Focused completely on the professional needs of these fields.
Supinfocom form for careers in animation and has earned a reputation in the universe of training.Combining artistic and technical requirement, the pedagogy is centered on the project and practice. The courses are taught by working professionals who share their passion for animation.
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The University Of Hertfordshire Digital Animation Programme emphasizes creativity, character design, story, cinematography, VFX and compositing 3D and Games Art; all channelled through the advanced software skills needed to achieve inventive and engaging animation.
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The University of Portsmouth has excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction. Our commitment to preparing you for your future career is evident in every course, dedicated careers and recruitment services and a strong graduate employment track record.
CICE, La Escuela Profesional de Nuevas Tecnologías, is an accredited school offering education programs in VFX, 3D, Compositing, NLE and Sound, authorized by most leading software companies from around the world, including Solid Angle, Autodesk, Side FX, Adobe or Pixologic among others.
U-tad, University Center of Digital Art and Technology, is the first Spanish University Center specialized in areas associated to the digital economy environment: Digital Business, Engineering and Art and Design through graduate and postgraduate studies and in corporate training and tailor-made programs. A one-of-a-kind institution in Spain focused on training current and future leaders in the digital industry.
ESCAC (Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia), is a dynamic educational centre which keeps a sharp eye on the sector, in order to provide its students with the best training possible and the best contacts for making their way in the industry, in the highest echelons of teaching film making.
The Amsterdam School of the Arts is constantly innovating and developing. It occupies a prominent place, both nationally and internationally, in education, the arts and cultural life.
The Animation Workshop enjoys a strong and wide reputation due to the top educations we provide for the international film industry, yet we are much more than a school. The Animation Workshop is an international centre of knowledge and development for animation (and related) professions and businesses.
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At Northumbria University our inspirational academics, cutting edge courses, outstanding facilities and extensive partner network means that we offer exceptional opportunities to learn from the best, enjoy every minute and give your career an edge.
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Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidston & Rochester
UCA is a specialist university with over 150 years of experience in supporting and developing creative arts students.
The University of choice in Wales and beyond for students, organisations and communities who value vocationally-focused education and applied research which provides solutions to problems that affects society and the economy.
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Staffordshire University has a reputation for preparing students to be right at the center of what´s happening in it. We provide the skills, knowledge and practical experience employers value.
FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School is one of Europe’s top schools specialising in the different areas of 3D and Compositing, endorsed by the most important software companies worldwide: LightWave 3D Group, Autodesk, Next Limit, Sidefx, Solid Angle, Pixologic and The Foundry.
Paris, Rennes, Nantes & Strasbourg
Fondé en 1986, LISAA a ouvert des écoles à Paris, Rennes, Nantes et Strasbourg et forme de jeunes créatifs aux différents métiers des arts appliqués.
CGTarian is an Online School that brings the best out of students by showing them the good practices of animation through individuality. Learning from CG industry experts is an efficient and interesting way to study.
The Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF is Germany’s oldest and largest Academy for Film and Television. As an academy of fine arts with international reputation, it offers an unique artistic and scientific profile.
Working in a practice-oriented way and in small groups, we offer a study programme on a very high academic level with a clear orientation towards current and future market requirements.
ESMA is an arts school renowned for the quality and richness of its artistic education.The school offers training in space design, graphic design , photography and 3D animation. Its objective: to prepare its students for various artistic professions to fully fulfill their creative desires.
Special and Visual Effects are at the heart of all major motion picture and television work. Here at the University of Bolton we use our dedicated facilities and links to industry (including award winning employers) to provide courses that can lead to careers in Special Effects (in camera work) and Visual Effects (CG and Post Production).
FDO Formations will support you in your professional projects. Whether it is for professional development, level of specialization, initiation or take up re-training, FDO Formations will ensure you the most efficient working tools. All our trainers are professional from television, cinema and advertising working every day in many reputable french film production companies. Furthermore, the training school is located in the heart of Paris, in a warm and comfortable environment with a wonderful panoramic view all over the city. FDO Formations will be giving you every chance to become a professional and to spend your training course in optimum conditions.
The best training with the best equipment. Fictizia has facilities designed to facilitate an outstanding training environment along with top instructors in their field. We have the most updated and modern courses, which allow any student to delve into the exciting world of digital production and broadcasting. All our courses, structured and led by highly qualified teachers, allow students to obtain a full training camp, preparing students to successfully tackle their future personal and professional projects.
Why AUB? We are the leading arts university for the creative industries. We relentlessly innovate, collaborate and connect in ways that turn creative talent into careers.
Choosing where and how your future begins is one of the most important decisions of your life. In Trazos School have three of the prerequisites to hit full: unrivaled training program, a teaching team selected from the best and, above all, years of great results.
Teesside University generates and applies knowledge that contributes to the economic, social and cultural success of students, partners and the communities we serve. Through education enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions, we transform lives and economies.
The RCA offers 24 distinctive postgraduate programmes across the art and design disciplines. The Animation programme is a renowned world leader in practice and research, with a commitment to broadening the understanding of its subject area.
"Rural Base- Global Face“, this is the slogan of Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten - University of Applied Sciences. It supports young people wishing to study abroad. Co-operations with approximately 64 partner universities from Mexico to Thailand open up various possibilities of gaining experience abroad. The proportion of international students coming from all over the world amounts to 9% and is hence very high compared with other universities of applied sciences.
We are Europe's premier visual effects academy with 13 years experience in creating world-class, studio-ready talent. At Escape Studios, we offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics.
ESRA is a French film school, created in 1972; it is the only private school entitled by the French government to issue and deliver a state degree. ESRA alumni include over 4,000 active professionals in the film industry. They now work in the fields of cinema, television, music, sound engineering and animation film
United States & Canada
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Gnomon School of Visual Effects is an innovative training facility that stresses the importance of creativity in computer graphics. We believe, that while technology offers new tools to create your visions, it is our ultimate goal to allow you to interact transparently with the software.
At Gnomon, we know that it is not the technology that drives results, but the artist.
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UCSB is one of only 61 institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. And the Newsweek guide to America's best colleges has named UCSB one of the country's "hottest colleges" twice in the past decade.
Our Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department combines the power of computer-generated images with active imaginations, great stories and highly skilled artists. The results are beyond impressive - they are breathtaking.We teach the most advanced digital applications used in the film industry.
University of Colorado at Denver’s College of Arts and Media Digital Animation program will provide an uncompromising level of university-level undergraduate instruction in the theory, practice and application of digital 3D media.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs.
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University of Northwestern (UNW) is a Christian liberal arts university, students have grown in knowledge and developed their faith through Christ-centered, academically excellent education. Our shared faith brings us together in a unique way as we learn and grow together in Christ.
Centre NAD (NATIONAL ANIMATION AND DESIGN CENTER) offers the only professional bachelor degree in 3D animation and digital design as well as offering an extensive consultation, R&D and training services to industry partners in Canada, as well as internationally.Centre NAD is also the home of the annual ELITE expert convention in animation, VFX and video games.
Seneca offers more than an education. With campuses throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca’s size and diversity give students the advantage of partnerships with industry leaders, the latest in hands-on computer technology, a variety of class sizes, and full-time, part-time and continuing education options.
Université Laval has been training, equipping, and guiding the decision makers who’ve grappled with the major issues of society. Through the advancement and sharing of knowledge, its culture of excellence, and its global outlook, our academic community contributes to the development and international profile of our province.
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Our programs provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for women and men such as yourself, from regions as diverse as Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, to explore and expand your creative potential.
The recent advent of dramatic visual effects in film, television, and games has created an unprecedented demand for educational programs leading to careers in the field. To fill this need, the DPA program offers a unique blend of instruction from art, computer science, computer engineering, graphic communications, performing arts, philosophy, and psychology, together with newly designed courses targeted at production techniques specific to the animation, visual effects, and electronic games industries.
Mercy is known for its high-quality education, the personalized experience it provides to students, its talented faculty, the beauty of its setting and its affordability. Mercy’s vibrant academic community places a high value on learning outside of the classroom with real-world experiences.
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Come to Academy of Art to fulfill your potential and learn from the finest creative minds working today. Programs offered in Visual Effects, Animation and the fine arts. Join our worldwide community of artists and acquire the skill set you'll need for a creatively rewarding career.
At SCAD, we set you up for success with access to high-end, professional digital tools and top-of-the-line studios and equipment. Our faculty include an impressive roster of professionals who have worked for the giants of the industry, and who are the visual effects masterminds behind the most iconic animated films of our era. Now it’s your turn to follow suit.
We are a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their ongoing education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.
No other school exists in the world like Tisch School of the Arts. When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts.
The New York Film Academy’s animation programs are focused on immersing students in every facet of 3D animation by educating them in industry-standard software and scripting languages so that they can pursue the path that is right for them, whether it be as an artist, character designer, modeler or overseeing the animation pipeline that includes creating a story, character development, art direction, and more. Our animation programs immerse students in the necessary technical requirements that allow them to fully realize their imagination and give full expression to their creativity.
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Become a Creative Leader. At CCA you won’t just prepare for an animation job. You’ll also become a lifelong visual artist who works at the highest creative level. We offer you opportunities to showcase your work and the chance to intern with animation legends from the Bay Area and beyond. Want to prepare yourself for a career as a visual decision maker? Let us provide you with the tools a true industry leader requires.
Storytelling is at the heart of your role as an artist, whether you’re venturing into animation, video or games. Our program prepares you to join the next generation of storytellers while teaching you the latest software used in the entertainment industry. Animation introduces you to the art of sequential storytelling and utilizes stop-motion, material-based and computer-generated (CG) imagery techniques.
You are creative and passionate about animation, and enjoy creating stories that are inspired by your life experiences. You see computer animation as an instrument for telling your stories. You have the ability to evolve high-level concepts and still dive into the granular aspects of 3D design. You’re working to build a rock-solid art foundation that includes cinematic and technological training. You are a production artist.
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Animation at Bennington incorporates both the visual and performing arts. Students learn the fundamentals of producing an animation: from using stop motion and single cell drawings, to creating models and objects and erasing drawings, to using CGI and other techniques to create a world. The software and hardware covered includes DragonFrame, MAYA, Adobe After Effects, Premier, Photoshop, laser cutting for silhouettes and forms, green screen areas, multi-plane set ups, copy stands, and motion tracks. Subjects used as catalysts for the animations range from current affairs, narratives, to poems, short stories, or visual stimuli. Students, at times, draw on and combine their work in other areas when creating advanced projects, whether music, Chinese, French, philosophy, biology, drama, or other visual arts areas.
The Pratt Digital Arts B.F.A. program helps students to master the new technologies that are reshaping the way people interact, communicate, and create new forms of expression. The curriculum prepares students for professional positions in the arts and creative industries that currently employ this technology: Interactive media, digital animation, and experimental fine arts.
The Federal University of Goiás's mission is to generate, organize and socialize knowledge. Training professionals and individuals that promote the transformation and development of society.
ISIL, with its 30 year history, is a prestigious institution, not only for its excellent teaching methodology, based on the philosophy 'learning by doing', but also by having a modern infrastructure with everything you need to become a highly competitive professional.
Asia & Australia
Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra.
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia's most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. AIE pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications and continues to innovate through industry partnerships and dynamic teaching.
One of Australia’s oldest leading vocational education and training excellence institutes with commitment to quality, all providing a cosmopolitan and dynamic learning environment.
The School of Engineering and Computer Science was formed in response to a growing need for fully-qualified digital engineers. It brings together the best of engineering and computer science from a well-established group of computer science, engineering and mathematics academic staff.
Dongguk University has led Korean society, having produced over 200,000 graduates on a firm foundation of tradition and excellence. Dongguk is striving to become the most prestigious private university in Korea, and a distinguished global institution.
For over 10 years, we have been preparing students for careers in Film Visual Effects, Animation and Games through our intensive training programs. Today, we are recognised as a leading digital arts school in Asia, with graduates hired by studios such as Industrial Light & Magic, Double Negative, Lucasfilm, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft.
Shandong University is a key comprehensive university established in 1901. It has a variety of disciplines including engineering, science, medicine and arts. Its strong academic strength, and distinctive characteristics, which has great influence both at home and abroad.
Zihua Creative is a Chinese language online training library based in Beijing, China. Through its website at www.zihua.com.cn and mobile apps, Zihua provides high-quality, practical tutorials across the creative fields, with a particular focus on film post-production, CG & SFX, and design. Zihua also hosts a curated creative community showcasing traditional and digital art from China and beyond.
Animation is both an art and science, involving different technologies in a world-wide multi-billion dollar industry. We teach our students the global filmmaking process in animation and VFX. Specialized trainers from the industry mentor students in a studio-like environment. It is the place to be for young talent to turn into young professionals.
Tokyo Design Gakuin College's mission is to nurture talented creators who will continue to blaze new trails as part of Japan's globally acclaimed animation industry. Animation now dominates the world market; no matter where you travel in the world, you will be surprised by how frequently animation is televised. And animation is Japan's most competitive export. Yet, as more and more animations are created overseas, the domestic industry is faltering. In this context, TDG, backed by 43 years of history, boasts a particular strength where our graduates have more professional opportunities; many are already involved in various aspects of the industry. We strive to develop artists who can create attractive characters and exciting stories for animations as essential drivers of the medium.
Our curricula are designed to promote knowledge creation, original discoveries and innovative thinking by integrating learning and research on all levels of our professional education.
Africa & Middle East
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Wits is one of only three universities in Africa to feature in the top 400 international rankings.The University’s undergraduate engineering degrees are recognised by the Engineering Council of South Africa and have also been approved by the professional engineering accrediting bodies in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong.
The development of technology and digital communication led to a radical change in our perception of the cultural world. These changes have led to the emergence of a new field of activity, "new media", which enables the individual to create independent, intriguing, fascinating and challenging movies. Animation and movie-making meet one another on the screens of the cellular telephone, the personal computer, the television set and the movie theater, at the gallery and the museum. The space within which the Screen-Based Arts Department at the Bezalel Academy operates includes the animation, movie-making and video programs and establishes a connection between movie-making and the world of art as an expressive tool.
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American University of Sharjah multimedia design programs provide an intensive background in design and offers specialized classes in digital media, motion graphics, animation and film. We also offer a wide range of elective classes. Our graduates are currently working in broadcasting, web and interactive design, filmmaking and animation. Some of them are even working as in-house production professionals in industries around the region.