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3D Animation Trends Set to Dominate 2017

Where would the entertainment industry be without 3D animation? Nowadays, thanks to improvements in technology, it is something thoroughly enjoyed by children and adults alike. If you are currently studying to become an animator, or if it is something that you have always dreamed of doing, it’s important to keep up with the latest trends and advancements within the industry. Here are some to look out for in 2017. 

Virtual Reality 

VR has been incredibly popular and gaining momentum for a while now. It also shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. There are a variety of companies focusing on further developing this technology and many 3D animators who are working on ideas in terms of how best to use it to their advantage when it comes to creating engagement-worthy masterpieces. 

Illustration 

An oldie, but a goodie. Illustration still has a firm place within the 3D animation realm and is sure to remain of high importance for many years to come! While it takes plenty of skill and effort, what makes illustration animation so special is that it will always be original, and a true testament to the imagination of the artist responsible for the work. 

Liquid Motion 

The ability to ensure quality transitions has become more essential than ever as liquid motion continues to rise in popularity. It is a skill often overlooked, but one that can contribute something memorable to a piece of animation, setting it apart from other pieces that might not have been created with the same delicate, detail-oriented touch. If you haven’t already perfected your liquid motion talents, now is the time to do so! 

Do you want to land a job in multi-media production, 3D digital design, education, television or video production in the future? Then studying a 3D animation and visual effects course is precisely what you need! Click here to view more information on this full time course offered at Oakfields College or contact us today. 

Samantha-Jo Hampton

Marketing Assistant

samh@oakfieldscollege.co.za