3DTi was formed by 3DMIRAGE (www.3dmirage.com) a New York based production and consulting company with the aim of providing specialized training in 3D to bridge the gap between the software skills taught at traditional schools and colleges to its practical application in the 3D industry.
3DMIRAGE like most other production companies used to have a hard time finding skilled 3D talents who could not only create high-quality work but also have the experience of working for clients in a team environment with the ability to meet production deadlines consistently.
So in 1998, 3DMIRAGE developed a unique production-based training program to train its new employees and interns who had knowledge of the software but lacked prior production experience. The program was very successful as it was able to get participants ready to undertake production work in a very short period of time.
Seeing the merits of this unique training approach, the regional manager of Kinetix, (Autodesk's division of media and entertainment) offered 3DMIRAGE its resource center at Curious Pictures, New York, along with computers and software to initially launch the program to the general public.
Over the years, the program grew in demand and attracted participants from all over the US and even abroad. In 2005, 3DMIRAGE launched a separate company, 3D Training Institute (3DTi) dedicated towards delivering its popular 12-week 3D Project based course live-online, to enable participants to attend the program without having to travel to New York.
The program has generated numerous success stories over the last 10 years. Many of the successful 3DTi graduates end up working with 3DMIRAGE affiliates on large and small projects or are recruited by 3DTi's advisory board members who are constantly looking for skilled talent for their own production requirements.
The 3DTi training programs are conducted in a simulated production environment, to enable students to learn or increase their software skills and become ready to undertake production work in a compressed timeframe.
All of the 3DTi programs are taught using our trademarked "Learn-Practice-Work™" training methodology where students:
- LEARN: the software quickly using accelerated learning techniques.
- PRACTICE: on real-world projects and acquire the skills required to create a professional demo reel or portfolio.
- WORK: with mock clients in class, to gain real-world production expertise.
The training programs are all conducted online using a unique combination of training videos and live instructor led sessions. If you have not taken any live online classes, we recommend that you attend one of our one-hour complimentary demo classes to see the advantages of our training system.
The 3DTi classes are conducted during convenient weekend and weeknight timings. Students can attend the classes from wherever they have access to a computer with high-speed internet access as long as they can commit a minimum of 10-15 hours per week in total towards the program. 3DTi students are also eligible to purchase the Autodesk software at student discount prices.
3DTi offers one-year post class support for all successful graduates of our intermediate level program at no additional cost. During this period the 3DTi alumni are provided with additional mentorship to improve their demo reels/portfolio and assistance in finding work through our affiliate studio/company network.