The Animation Film Design Lab at NID, Ahmedabad is one of the most active places where students learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and studios. This place is a hub where knowledge and creative ideas are nurtured and shared between the students, faculty members, and industry professionals. In the Animation Film Design lab, the future storytellers and animation filmmakers breathe life in to their characters and give life to their craziest creative story ideas through tangible forms like animation films, graphic novels, illustrated books, etc.
The lab is well equipped with a range of tools and technologies like Wacom Cintiq, HP workstations, A3 scanners, hi-resolution digital cameras, big-scale display systems, hi-quality sound systems, Dragon Stop Motion, TV paint, Toon Boom Pencil Check Pro and other dedicated software suitable to produce student animation films. Animation Lab allows students to do production and post-production work for their digital animation films including character modeling, texturing, animating, rendering, lighting and compositing for 3D animation production. In addition, the students also learn classical hand-drawn animation techniques as well. Light-box, peg punching facilities are available in the lab. Also, the experimental animation and stop motion animation courses are offered in their curriculum. The required supports for these projects are also provided from the lab. Currently, the Animation Lab is supported by two full-time staff members.