Animation Technology Education

As public interest drives the industry, the number of schools and colleges in Canada that offer animation technology education classes grows, too.  Animation seems to be everywhere these days, making it a very lucrative career for those who want to pursue it professionally.  The possibilities seem almost endless.

Even those of us who choose different career paths are likely to run across animation as a routine part of business.  Learning a little about animation technology may be a wise move in some cases but, in others, it could come in really handy.

Anyone in the design profession will understand how valuable an animation technology education can be, even if animation is not the focus of the business.  With animation, designers of almost everything can develop a better model from which to work than their forebears could in the days before animation techniques were quite so easy.

Architects, landscape designers, automakers, and the fashion industry all benefit from artists with animation technology education to incorporate into the design of every product, garden, or building.  By animating a design at every stage of its creation, designers can get a three-dimensional (3D) image of how every plant will grow, from planting to maturity; every architect will know how traffic will flow through every building, how every door and window will open; fashion designers will be able to see, even before the first stitch, almost exactly how every evening gown will sparkle as it’s paraded down the catwalk.

With the value of animation in so many industries understood, the art becomes most valuable in the video gaming industry.  Board and card games are fun, pinball gets the heart racing, but today’s computerized video games become an all-consuming event, thanks to modern-day animation technologies.

Even without immersing oneself in the compelling world of computer games, it’s impossible to use a computer without being inundated with the animation.  Every screen, every page comes to life in two-dimensional (2D) or 3D activity.  For many computer users, it’s the animation that makes computer use so much fun.

Animation is alive and well even in the nation’s classrooms.  Demonstrating a technique or law of science has never been easier than it is now, with computerized animation to illustrate the point.  Many an animation artist is choosing to put his or her animation technology education to use, right back in the classroom.