Research and Development at the NAD Centre
Founded in 1992, the National Animation and Design Centre is one of the pioneers in computer graphics training in Canada. In a limited partnership with the Cégep de Jonquière and the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), the NAD Centre's unique structure allows for great flexibility, which has manifested itself in concrete achievements over the years. From the development of tools and Softimage software training methodologies in the beginning, and from the implementation of a distance-training program in 2004, to the development of an applied research program in 2008, the NAD Centre has always placed its experience to serve innovation. The Centre plays a significant role within the film, television and video game industries and maintains close ties with industry leaders.
Our Research Axes
- Production and creation processes
- Production and creation tools
Robin Tremblay, Professor| Lead, visual effects
Nicolas Poteet, Professor| Lead, 3D Art
Gino Vincelli, Professor| Character Animation
Pierre Tousignant, Professor| Lead, 3D Art for Games
lleana Dana Darie, Professor| Character Animation
Dave Hawey, Professor| 2D and 3D Art
Benoit Melançon, Professor| Lead, Previsualization and Compositing
Dominic Mercier, Professor| Compositing and Editing
The Most Important Network of Computer Graphics Professionals in Quebec
The NAD Centre currently accounts for more than 1500 graduates who positively contribute to the evolution of the digital media industry in Quebec. Several of these graduates hold key positions within these companies and are able to provide food for thought and participate in NAD Centre projects. Indeed, the NAD Centre maintains close ties with its graduates and values its alumni network.
A Research Partnership
The NAD Centre is always looking for innovate partnership opportunities. We make it a point to review all proposals and to create mechanisms that will enable a collective success for the institution, the researcher(s), our students, our research partners as well as the community. To discuss a proposal with the NAD Centre, please contact:
Corporate Services, Research and Development Manager
Our research partners
Cégep de Jonquière, UQAC, CINQ, MDEIE, and the Asselin Foundation.