This will be an ongoing list of terms of the 3d animation and rigging world:
Adobe: A well-known name when it comes to animation software. Photoshop, After Effects, and Flash are probably the most popular animation software for the 2D application.
Animatic: An animatic is an essential tool for pre-visualizing the film. When you join several storyboards together with the help of an editing program, when you add some sound effects and recordings, you will begin to get an idea of your animated film.
Autodesk: The essential software for 3D imaging. Maya, Soft Image, and 3DS Max are the three most important programs for 3D modeling in animation. We use Maya for rigging our Maya rigs
Rigging: When you are ready to take your design from 2D to 3D, you will need to do modeling and rigging. Think of modeling as using geometric shapes, such as a ball and a cone, to give your characters form. When you add rigging, you are adding a skeleton to those shapes, which allows you to begin to move them around in space.
Storyboard: Just like it sounds, a storyboard is an organizer for your drawings. Most storyboards have six boxes with a grid of 2 x 3. They can be super basic and in black and white, or more in detail with full color. It really depends on what you work best with. The storyboard helps you outline the story through drawing and short captions.