Wednesday, April 14, 2004

It's not just that I'm a proud wife, though of course I am, I'm constantly amazed by how much incredible graft goes into producing 3D animation: the software is frighteningly complicated; there's lots of tricky maths involved; although we live in a 3D world, navigating the 3D space represented inside the computer is a major headache; patience is a necessity not a virtue; and after all is said and done, no matter how wonderful your modelling, rigging, texturing, animation and lighting, if your computer can't handle processing all this information (called rendering, this alone can take the animator's souped up PC days) no one will ever see it. So, when people ask what the animator is doing with his 'spare' time I get a bit defensive.

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