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BarkingTreefrog
02-06-2012, 10:04 PM
I know Animation Mentor uses Maya, but does anyone have any experience with, or know anything about the school? Is it reputable? Any other suggestions on animation schools?

Dexter2999
02-06-2012, 10:14 PM
A couple of the people on the boards have gone through the program. Personally, I wish I could afford it.

It is a very focused program on teaching animation. They supply pre-rigged characters and use some of the industries top working professionals as "mentors".

The downside of the program is that it isn't concerned with modeling, texturing, rigging, or any kind of hair or liquid effects work... if you actually call that a downside.

The program does one thing and they do it VERY well by all accounts.
There is another course that is less expensive mentioned here in the forums, http://ianimate.net/

Hope this helps.

BarkingTreefrog
02-07-2012, 08:52 AM
Thanks for the response Dexter. I'll take a look at that iAnimate.

agk.tran3d
02-08-2012, 09:36 AM
hey BarkingTreefrog!


I'm an animation student currently attending AnimSchool, I think the program's great and I'm loving every part of the curriculum. These guys really know what
their talking about and they deliver it in a medium that's very accessible to students all around the world. the community is always friendly and always supportive with consistent feedback from both student and instructors.
The program is covered in Maya, however we do have students using softimage.

Here's a list of just some of the instructors that will be guiding you through your studies should you choose
to take your class at AnimSchool. http://www.animschool.com/Catalog/InstructorIndex.aspx


If you are still unsure of the teaching methods we have some great instructional videos sampled from live Q&A's with instructors at the animschoolblog.com you can check out.
Here's one of my favourite with professional animator and instructor Garrett Shikuma http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73jRo4fwU3I&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL70E3224148FED5A4

Also don't forget to check out the school's trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDN1qZPzasw&list=UUG6rX33jHXJTKqUAm0m5EWQ&index=4&feature=plcp

If you still have any questions feel free to email me [email protected]


Hope to see you on campus!:thumbsup:

Andrew Tran :bday:
Animschool.com

Larry_g1s
02-09-2012, 05:28 PM
A couple of the people on the boards have gone through the program. Personally, I wish I could afford it.

It is a very focused program on teaching animation. They supply pre-rigged characters and use some of the industries top working professionals as "mentors".

The downside of the program is that it isn't concerned with modeling, texturing, rigging, or any kind of hair or liquid effects work... if you actually call that a downside.

The program does one thing and they do it VERY well by all accounts.
There is another course that is less expensive mentioned here in the forums, http://ianimate.net/

Hope this helps.I can vouch for ianimate.net. :D
I don't think you could go wrong with any of the three, check out the pros of each and see what you like. Let me know if you have any questions about ianimate.net

Hope this helps.

Titus
02-10-2012, 01:06 PM
I can say nothing but good things about animation mentor. It was tough but worth all the effort. Their objective is to train students at industry entry to mid-levels and go out with a strong animation portfolio.