This program prepares students for a career in 3D computer graphics animation and computer graphics. These people mostly work in animation studios by computer (short and long feature) and television studios as well as companies specializing in multimedia production, electronic games, postproduction and special effects. They are also found in industrial design firms and among software producers as well as in fields as diverse as medicine, geomatics, aerospace and high fashion.
The graphic designers in 3D animation and computer graphics first analyze the characteristics of the project submitted to them. They then produce a prototype of the animation, perform modelling graphical elements (characters, objects and environment), apply textures and colors, set up the lights, animated graphics, and engaged in the development final animation rendering. They can also create digital visual effects and perform compositing (compositing).
The function of specialists in 3D animation and CGI involves the development of creativity, visual acuity and rigour in the methods of work, as well as knowledge of motion and control technologies and traditional production tools and computer.The specialist in 3D animation is called to create animations and modelling that can be used for practical applications and emerging products. The graduate in 3D animation and image synthesis is able to integrate a multidisciplinary team. It may be required to work in areas such as video games, interactive multimedia, post-production and special effects applied to the field of advertising, television, film and arts. In addition, he/she can be employed in the industry of technical imaging applied to areas such as architecture, industrial design, medical imaging, flight simulators and navigation as well as training.
The graduate in 3D animation and image synthesis analyzes the characteristics of the project, developing a concept and a scripted story. He/she models the objects, places and characters and animated. Finally, it manipulates images and animated sequences and incorporates all in a 3D production.
The graduate in 3D animation and computer graphics has developed its vision and sense of observation. He/she is creative and innovative in the design of projects. He/she is rigorous in its working methods, he/she is open to criticism and is autonomous. He/she has appropriate knowledge of the movement and the ability to interpret an animated sequence. He/she has mastered the techniques and tools of computer production. He/she monitors technological domain to keep up to date knowledge. He/she has the ability to work with others in order to design and implement the various elements of a 3D production and integrate them into a coherent whole.
Finally, the graduate in 3D animation and image synthesis demonstrates a critical spirit and demonstrates analysis, interpretation and evaluation capacity. He/she knows compare, make connections, synthesize and solve problems and propose alternatives. He/she speaks with mastery in written and spoken French, and shows a good understanding of the English language. He/she has a solid culture in media, communication and the arts in general, and demonstrates ethical sense, responsiveness and openness to the world.