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Software Roulette

The recession has taken its toll on software jobs across the country. Rashmi Bansal dissects the situation. A tiny news item on page 7 of Economic Times a few days ago declared ‘Wipro Tech to honour job offers’. The gist of it is that Wipro will honour all offers made to all 6,000 graduates during 2007-08. These grads would join ...

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Are You Game?

Yogesh K Sharma tells you how you can make a career out of gaming. Games have traveled a long way from the days of Pac-Man days to the present world of MMORPGs and Grand Theft Auto. Today, gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry where you could find yourself employed. But building a career in this industry has one critical requirement: ...

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Getting the Right training

Many production houses have spawned off their in-house training facilities into a separate training business offering course. The advantage being you are eventually absorbed… the job guarantee exists! > Maya Entertainment Ltd has the training division ‘Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics’ (MAAC). MAAC is in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and many other cities. They offer a variety of packages to suit ...

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Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation is another art form! When it comes to Stop Motion, you not only design the character, you have to make them from scratch using wood, plastic, clay and other bits of material! The object created is then moved ever so slightly in every frame and a picture is taken. Time lapse photography like clouds whizzing by in ...

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Classic / Cell Animation

The Basic Work Images are painstakingly drawn on clear celluloid sheets (hence the name cell) one frame at a time. One second of smooth motion requires 24 separate frames. Here is how it goes- The character is first developed by a Character Developer, then the Animator roughly draws the key frames (the most important motion movements in one second). A ...

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Animation

“Animation is not the art of drawings that move, but rather, the art of movements that are drawn.” Norman McClaren (Canadian animator) From Disney to Pixar, Dreamworks to Warner the animation industry has spun its magic for years now. If Snow White cooing to a tiny sparrow thrilled granny, we are tickled by a wise-cracking donkey (a very beautifully rendered ...

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Embedded Systems

With the ongoing recession, job prospects in the IT industry are getting dim. But that’s the case only for general computer jobs, the demand for specialists is still going strong. There is a requirement for trained professionals in fields like animation, hardcore programming, data warehousing and embedded systems programming. What are embedded systems? Embedded systems are devices used to monitor, ...

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Animation 2005 – Parallel Reality

From movies to music videos to games, it’s everywhere, and it’s getting bigger by the day. The animation industry may booming in the west, but a lot of the work is being outsourced to India. Arjun ‘Draws-Poorly’ Ravi tells you how you can join the bandwagon. “Ogres are like onions” says Shrek, the green ogre, picking up an onion from ...

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MCSE

Microsoft Certification Answers to Questions you were too afraid to ask. What is the Microsoft Certification Program? Microsoft products are everywhere, they run almost everything related to computers. Name a task and you’ll find a Microsoft product for it. So configuring, maintaining and creating systems based on Microsoft products requires an in-depth knowledge of the product and the environment in ...

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Networking

Flashback to when you were in the 2nd standard…all neat and tidy uniforms…sitting in your small chairs…the teacher asks you “Where is Air?” and the whole class echoes with the answers of proud two-feet-tall scholars “Air is everywhere”!!! Let’s get back to the present… when pretty much the same thing can be said about computers. Millions and millions bytes of ...

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