Posted by Still remaining anonymous on March 04, 2000 at 07:43:48:
In Reply to: Re: I Agree... posted by Kevin on March 04, 2000 at 03:16:03:
I hate to say it, but honestly I don't advocate buying an ink & paint software for personal use ... unless you have serious prospects for making it pay for itself. It's too expensive and time-consuming to be a hobby. If you want to develop experience for the industry, it would probably be cheaper to enroll in some training classes.
(Keep in mind you're talking to an old animation purist here, who believes in old industry quality standards).
I did, however, see a nice program across from the StarToons booth (#11) - called CTS or CSG or something - comes out of Montreal. I am interested in it for its logical organization and for its ability to output to many different formats.
I think it's becoming evident as the industrial dust settles, that ToonBoom's USAnimation system is establishing itself as the best ink & paint system. Besides being a storage saver (vector-based), it is logically set up from the animator's stand-point, so that the animator can remain a part of the creative process even AFTER his drawings are scanned. With AXA and Animo, you need to UN-learn everything about animation and remold your thinking process to suit their progressive (=counterproductive) programming - or else hire a bunch of geeks to take over that part of the process and leave artistic interpretation to them.
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