This is probably going to be one of the most inspirational stories you would be reading on massmediang.com especially if you’re a young graduate out there working for someone or still struggling to stand. If you read this story it means you can actually become your own boss by allowing your creativity, talent, and passion to announce you.
One of the ex-students of the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), formerly Anambra State University, is one of the top 3D Animators in Nigeria. His name is Uche Anisiuba.
Now let’s put this story in proper perspective. The world of 3D animation is the next best place to find space if you’re a creative talent. What does 3D animation stand for? It consists of animating objects in a three-dimensional space such that they can be rotated and moved like real objects. 3D animation is at the heart of games and virtual reality, but it may also be used in presentation graphics to add flair to the visuals. Most of the top cartoon films you watch on television are 3D animation movies or programmes, as different from 2D animation which used to be popular before the advent of modern technology. Examples of 3D animation movies are Shrek, The Incredibles, Toy Stories, and many more (just in case you didn’t know). A very popular 2D animation television programme is Tom and Jerry. Now you know what 3D animation means. It takes millions of naira to do a 60-second 3D animation. This is because the process of 3D animation is very painstaking. It is important to state that 3D animators are the most sought after artists across the world. What we have in Nigeria are mostly 2D animators. Just very few 3D animators are in this country. One of them is Uche and he is ranked among the top 5 in the country. He is the co-founder of one of the leading animation companies in Nigeria – Quadron Studios. A leading online platform, Techpoint.Africa, which celebrates technological strides in Africa, listed Uche among the five amazing 3D animators in Nigeria. What a great achievement.
Uche graduated from COOU in 2011. His journey into 3D animation began while in while in school, when he started nursing the idea of moving into the animation industry. He had a dream of becoming the best 3D animator in Nigeria. Uche started with Adobe Photoshop; he also learnt Adobe After Effects and Adobe Illustrator as a basis for learning 3D. His journey to the top echelon of 3D animation in Nigeria started just after NYSC as he was recruited by Orange Vfx Studios after taking one of their crash courses.
Uche then proceeded to work at Orange Vfx for about a year and half before he decided to get into a bit of game development and was recruited by Gamsole where he worked for about six months. Thirsty for knowledge Uche has also taken courses at Ianimate and is currently a co-founder at Quadron Studios. Uche organizes online and offline training on 3D animation.
So you see, Uche read Mass Communication but decided to focus on 3D animation which has always been his passion. Today, he is among the kings in the industry. You should take a look at what his company does by checking out quadronstudios.com Checkout some of his works below;