Re: Why????

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Posted by Jon on February 17, 2000 at 23:33:33:

In Reply to: Why???? posted by andreas on February 17, 2000 at 07:40:19:

I'll tell you why I avoid computer animation programs: they don't make any sense.

Traditional animation techniques were developed to accomodate the concepts of time and action. If I want to depict an action happening at a certain time, I draw the picture and pinpoint it on my exposure sheet.

There are no computer programs that are that simple. Computers are supposed to make our work easier, but in the case of computer animation, it is all based on some incredibly complex series of hoop-jumping and alligator-wrestling. The commands written by a bunch of pocket-protector-toting, doritos-munching, grease heads make absolutely no sense to an animator.

It's wonderful that some of you have learned how to bark like a dog. I'm still waiting for somebody to write an animating program that isn't like learning a whole new language.

And when that happens, my friend, you'll be out of a job, because I'll be computer animating like the wind.

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