2-Week Online 3D Animation Summer Camp for Kids

3D Animation for Kids

At the New York Film Academy, we pride ourselves on being the premiere hands on 3D animation camp for kids. During our one and two-week 3D animation camps young students engage with Disney’s 12 principles of animation. Learning how they can bring their own original creations to life.

Students learn fundamental methods of modeling through simple exercises using industry-standard animation software. They explore the wonderful 3D world. Characters pitch a ball, swing a hammer, squash and stretch characters.

At NYFA, story is king and queen. Here, kids learn to develop and write; creating a character’s relationship with conflict and resolution. Each camp kid writes, directs, and animates their own scene. Creating simple character models and sets they focus on the creative aspects of story development. All the while developing their new animation skills. At the end of camp, students celebrate their movies with a screening open to friends and family.

Program Description

Camp Name: 2-Week Online 3D Animation Summer Camp for Kids

Class Descriptions

Screenwriting – In this class, kids will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of effective storytelling, including story structure and character development.  

Modeling – Campers create a simple character and props for a story or scene. 

Lighting – Using the industry standard rendering software ‘Arnold,’ campers will texture and light their character and scene. 

Animation – Our young students employ Disney’s animation principles to animate their character to tell the story. 

Final Movie – Students render their movies using the industry standards Arnold and Adobe After Effects to finalize and add sound for the final presentation.

Campers will leave the program with:

  • One 20-30 second rendered movie of a story or scene, featuring modeling, lighting, materials, animation and sound.

To learn more about our programs, please refer to NYFA’s camp brochure.



  • Windows or Mac laptop or desktop, preferably no older than four five years, with a minimum of 8GB of RAM, 16GB preferred
  • External mouse with right, left, and center click options
  • You will be downloading a few free/discounted educational softwares for this program.  Your instructor/camps director will reach out to you in the few days leading up to the program with specific instructions on how to download these programs.  *Please do not try to download software in advance.


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