Architectural Visualisation and Animation

Visualisation is an art of creating graphic visuals of designs or ideas. The easiest form of visualisation is through handmade illustrations also called a sketch. Today, using computers, it is possible to generate photo quality realistic illustrations using a process called 3D Rendering. Architectural visualisation is all about representing the design of an architectural project as visuals for print or digital media. It may be created as a still image, referred to as an illustration, or as an animated video generally referred to as a walkthrough. Visualisation services can be extended to several other industries as well. They include product design, movie animation and corporate presentation. An individual’s observation skills, creativity and ability to develop technical skills will suffice to make visualisation as his/her career.

The Architectural Visualisation and Animation program at Dhrishticone Academy has been designed maintaining significant focus on the impartation of basic visual assessment and design skills. These skills are primary to the creativity development of a visualiser. The training will eventually help the individual in developing a taste for other visual arts as well.
The AVA program has been designed maintaining a significant focus on the impartation of basic design skills. These skills are primary to the creativity development of a visualiser.

The program has four modules -

The first module is an introductory orientation module to acclimatise the student with the contents of the program and to bring the batch to a common platform with each other. Basic design and creativity development exercises are the main component of the module. The module also includes content to help the student assess himself, motivate himself and develop soft skills that may be significant in any industry.

The second module is an informative module to impart knowledge about the various architectural disciplines. The module explains the components and the elements of architectural design.

The third module helps combine the skills acquired in module 1 with the knowledge acquired in module 2 and basic visualisation skills to create realistic visuals of the designs. The module also includes a basic training in image editing and enhancement.

The fourth module focuses on creative animation and post production. The module also offers an opportunity to students to hone their skills and techniques to make the best of the program and the resource persons available. The module also includes tips for effective work management, planning and effective organisation in the workplace. The module includes a section on professional ethics.

In order to offer you the complete educational package, DSFA had to pack a lot of information and activities into the course. It has been quite a challenge to come up with a one year course. Students will have to accommodate some of the learning / activity outside instruction hours. However, the instructor’s advice and the course material provided will be sufficient for guidance.
Dhrishticone’s Instructors are experienced professionals who know the practicality of the profession. Besides delivering the course content, the instructor will also guide students towards a satisfying career in visualisation.
This Program students to possess a working knowledge of CAD and 3D Vis. Alternately students can enroll in parallel in a CAD and 3DS Vis, in an academy of their choice.

Schedule of the Program

The course is designed for about 300 Hours of classroom training / studio exercises. Additional training could be necessary to impart knowledge of necessary softwares to the student. Mode of instruction includes, precompiled study material, creativity enhancement workshops, hands-on visualisation practice, observational visits, internet research and home assignments.


Module 1               80
Module 2               40
Module 3               90
Module 4               90

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