Welcome To Zee Institute of Creative Arts - ZICA Chandigarh
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Learn from the Professionals

This program has been designed to deal with Filmmaking by using Live Action, 3D Animation & Visual Effects. The first module deals with Fundamentals of Art, Design & Composition. A student then understands the basics of Photography and Filmmaking. The second module covers CG Assets & Characters, Rigging & Animation that is required for a VFX film. The third module deals with Dynamics & Tracking. The fourth module combines CG with live action footage using timelines and a node-based compositing software. At the end of the program, the student develops a Visual Effects short film using Live Action & CG.

Become a professional artist

A well laid out assessment procedure ensures the students’ acceptability as distinguished professionals in the world of Visual Effects. ZICA’s placement cell provides placement assistance to all ZICA students across the country. ZICA training academy is equipped with high-end animation tools, 2D animation facilities, 3D software, Visual FX Labs and Imaging Technologies.


  • Increase design and visualization skills
  • Learn complete Production and Post-Production Pipeline
  • Continuous evaluation through examination, competitions and activities
  • Introduction of Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Placement support

Course Syllabus

  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Computer Graphics
  • Principles of Design
  • Perspective
  • Colour Theory
  • Human Figure Study
  • Storyboard
  • Filmmaking
    1. Foundation
    2. Screenwriting
    3. Direction - 1
    4. Acting
    5. Cinematography
    6. Film Editing
    7. Sound Design
    8. Direction - 2
    9. Other Formats
  • 3D Character Modeling
    1. Surface
    2. Inorganic Poly Modelling
    3. Organic Character Modelling
  • Texturing
    1. Hypershade
    2. Material
    3. UV Mapping
    4. 3D Paint
  • Lighting & Shading
    1. Three point lighting
    2. Interior Lighting
    3. Exterior Lighting
  • Rigging
    1. Introduction to rigging
    2. Deformers nonlinear
    3. Joint Setup
    4. Character Setup
    5. Rigged Character for Pose Character
  • Animation
    1. Animation workflow
    2. Animation principles
    3. Body language & Acting
    4. Lip-sync
    5. Expressions
  • Maya Motion
  • Particles and Dynamics
    1. Particles
    2. Emitter
    3. Fluid Effect
    4. Soft Body
    5. Rigid Body
  • Technical Animation
    1. Fur
    2. nHair
    3. nCloth
    4. nDynamics
    5. Xgen plugin
    6. Bifrost
  • Liquid Simulation
    1. Introduction to Liquid simulation
    2. Soft body dynamics
    3. Rigid body dynamics
    4. Daemon
    5. Hybrido
  • Digital Compositing – 1
    1. Motion Graphics
    2. Compositing
    3. Rendering
  • 3D object based particle (Plug-in)
    1. Basic workflow
    2. Working with 3D object
    3. Creating 3D object
    4. Materials
    5. Particle Replicators
    6. Integrating with After Effects
    7. Animation Engine
  • Digital Compositing – 2
    1. Masking
    2. Rotoscope
    3. Color Correction
    4. Compose 3D render passes
    5. Keying
    6. Tracking Stabilize
    7. Rotoscope using tracking Technique
    8. Introduction to 3D tools
    9. Camera Projection
    10. Introduction to Particles and Intro to Forces
    11. Paint tools
    12. Clean up/Wire-Rig Removal
  • Digital Compositing – 3
    1. Animation, dope sheet and curve editor
    2. Rotoscope
    3. Color Management
    4. Tracking, stabilizing
    5. Planner Tracking
    6. Keying
    7. Camera Projection
    8. Camera tracking
    9. Re-lighting
    10. Rotopaint node
    11. Clean-up
  • Digital Compositing – 4
    1. Rotoscope
    2. Different kind of tracking
    3. Stereo conversion
    4. advance tracking & stabilizing
    5. Export footages
    6. Digital Tracking
    7. Auto tracking
    8. Geometry tracking
    9. Hard track
    10. Soft track
    11. Track stereo footage
  • Digital Compositing – 5
    1. Advance motion blur roto
    2. Use of tracking (1-point and 2-point) in roto
    3. Silhouette default planner tracker
    4. Mocha Tracker
    5. Spinning and occlusion
    6. Hair Roto
    7. Roto using IK
    8. Stereo Roto
    9. Keying
    10. Advance Paint advance
    11. Warping
    12. Morphing
    13. Power Matte
  • Advanced Compositing
    1. Advanced Keying
    2. Complex Wire Removal
    3. Set Extension
    4. Advance Particles
    5. Camera Projection
    6. 3D Integration
    7. Tracking (4 points, 3D and Geometry data)
    8. Render Passes and Re-lighting in CG
  • Advance Color correction
  • Advance Tracking and solving
  • Augment Reality and Virtual Reality
    1. Introduction to Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
    2. The basics of AR functionality
    3. Taking the next steps with ARCore
    4. Bringing ARCore to life

Be Industry Ready

Students walk away with a rich portfolio comprising of best 3D and VFX project. This portfolio will be a gateway to joining animation and visual effect industry.

Delivery Method

  • Weekday batches: 5 days a week (2 hours per day)
  • Practical session backed by theory explanation
  • Practical assignment and Project-based learning
  • Industry-aligned creative and technical programs
  • Master classes by industry professionals


The emerging student will have a complete understanding of the different modules of VFX, which will help in attaining a bright career. The VFX certificate holder will be capable of delivering outstanding VFX shots due to his / her extensive knowledge in areas like Live Action shooting, 3D Animation, Advanced Dynamics, Tracking & Compositing etc.


After successfully completion of the said program, a student is eligible for following job categories.

Modeling Artist
Texturing Artist
Lighting Artist
FX / Simulation Artist
Render Wrangler
Rotoscopy Artist
Prep / Paint Artist
Clean-up Artist
Matchmover / 3D Tracking Artist
Motion Graphics Artist
Rotomation Artist
VFX Artist
Stereoscopy Artist
Freshers Working Professionals Entrepreneurs
Improve your Resume Start a new career Expand your business
Learn the latest technology and tools Advance your career growth by adding value to your CV Be aware of the latest technology and tools
Standout with a unique skill set Increase your work portfolio Save the cost of your prevailing business
Create an outstanding portfolio Work as a part-time freelancer Get industry recognised certificate

How to apply?


  • Students who have completed class 10 and are interested to join ZICA programs
  • Fill inquiry form
  • Admission to the institute would be based on the student’s performance in the creativity test

Schedule your Personal Interview

  • Screened by the faculty
  • Notification of the program start date.


  • Unleash your creative potential