Professional Certificate in Advanced 3D Animation and VFX - Level 2


This professional certificate course will provide candidates with how to apply the Principles of Animation in all aspects of Character Animation, Creating Animated Sequences from Original Concept to Final Film or Video Production while emphasising on storytelling, motion, performance, and expression through industry leading digital forms and tools. Candidates will master complex character and creature techniques and learn how to create compelling scenes that captivate the audience.

Prerequisites: computer literacy, experience in 3D modelling and animation or completion of Professional certificate in Digital Graphic Design & 3D Animation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Generating highly detailed 3D models and environments using a variety of software tools.
  • Creating highly detailed characters from a given or drawn sketch and building control rigs for animation.
  • Exporting the content rendered from a 3D modelling tool to a post-production environment to add VFX.
  • Building complex fluid simulations using Real-flow to cater to a variety of applications

Course Outline

1.0 3D Modeling, Sculpting, Dynamics & Animation

Character Sketching, 3D modeling Techniques, Digital Sculpting, Working with Digital Clay, Sculpting Techniques, maintaining polycounts, Vehicle modeling, Spline Modeling, Procedural Modeling, Storyboarding Techniques, Fluid Animations, Fluid Dynamics, Soft Bodies Simulation, Slow-Motion Simulations, and Multi Simulations, Advanced Particle simulations, Mesh handling and exporting. Physical Simulators


  • Autodesk Maya
  • Mudbox & Z-Brush
  • Next Limit Realflow

2.0 Postproduction & VFX

Digital Video formats, Kinds/ Styles/ Types of Editing, Principles of Editing, Concept of Linear & Non-Linear Editing, Computer as a tool for Editing, Equipment & Software used in Non-Linear Editing, Uses of HD & SD Formats, Concepts of On-line & Off-line Editing, Understanding & identifying editing styles using documentaries, movies, ad films news telecast, etc. Rotoscopy, Expressions, Color Correction, Chroma Removal, Wire and Rig Removal, Tracking & Stabilizing, Effects, Particles, Motion Graphics,


  • Adobe After Effects

Target Group

  • 3D artist, VFX artists currently working in the industry who want to gain a professional qualification and skills.
  • Individuals aspiring to be indie 3D designers, VFX artists and content creators.
  • Freelance VFX artists, content creators and 3D artists who want to acquire professional qualification and skills.

Method of Delivery

  • On-campus / Online (Lab Practical with Hands-on Experience)

Duration & Schedule

  • 3 ½ Months | 14 Weeks
  • Sundays from 9.00am to 1.00pm
  • Commencement: Feb/May/Aug/Nov Intakes

Course Fee & Payment Terms

All inclusive per participant fee: LKR 55,000/- (Local Students)

Please make the payment to following bank account and email the receipt to before the commencement of the programme.

Account Name: Informatics Institute of Technology Limited
Account Number: 0036 1000 3876
Bank: Sampath Bank
Branch: Wellawatte Super
Bank Code: 7278
Branch Code: 36
Your Reference: Invoice No or NIC Number

For further details, please contact

IIT Professional Development Unit

076 149 0876 |

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