Animation and gaming is one of the fastest-growing markets in India. With 4G connectivity, digital media is available 24/7, whether it is animation, movies, or gaming.
I started my career in the year 2000, and since that time I have seen exponential growth in the animation industry. In the early days, we were very dependent on others to teach us the skills to learn modeling, texturing, and animation – or we had to dig deep on the web to find some tutorials.
This is not the case anymore; anybody can be a fantastic artist if they have the dedication. There are millions of videos on YouTube that can help you learn anything. People are making planes and helicopters in their backyard, with the help of YouTube videos!
In the coming 5 years, I expect virtual reality will be the next big revolution in the entertainment sector. I believe we will meet and greet one another in the immersive world.
India has a considerable talent pool, but it is not Hollywood-ready. We need animation colleges here in India like VFS, Gnomon, Sheridan – just to name a few. Industry experts from the West should visit India and share their technical and creative experiences with the students here.
Also, Bollywood should invest more in large budget animation movies to achieve creative satisfaction; this will boost the sector. As it is, many art colleges in India have introduced animation as part of their course, but still it needs to be advanced enough to meet the challenging demands of this industry.
Read more about 3D education in India here.