Learn about different occupations in 2D animation, including concept art, character creation, set design, storyboarding, animatics, layout, color, rigging and more. Learn the traditional drawing techniques and the digital tools used by studios. At ARTFX, you get to work alongside 3D animation students with matching skills. While the latest French 2D animated feature films are spared any “hybrid 2D” such as 2D-styled 3D animation*, many current productions demonstrate the complementarity of 2D and 3D, each of which has its own sense of meaning, depending on artistic choices and budgets. ‘Klaus’, witch was produced by Netflix and nominated for best animated film in the 2020 Oscars, thus exploits recent technological developments (character animation via 3D models, computer-generated light, following the action in real time, etc.) and beautifully illustrates this convergence cultivated at ARTFX.
*‘Calamity, a childhood of Martha Jane Cannary’, ‘The Summit of the Gods’ or ‘Chien Pourri, la vie à Paris!’