The past four weeks have seemed like a whirlwind of information and learning with regards to my most recent class, 3D graphics/animation.
There is truthfully so much that concerns the 3D/animation world and only so much can be covered during a four week span. However, this class and everything that I have learned has without a doubt left an impact on me!
Even though my animations are simple animations, I have learned how much work really goes into animating figures.
I have always been a huge fan of animated films and now I can begin to understand just how much all the teams of illustrators put into the films that we enjoy.
Recently, my wife and I watched the 2013 Pixar film; Monsters University. We are like children in the way that we love watching animated films as often as we can! When I was watching this movie most recently however, it was like my eyes were opened for the very first time. Even from the very first scene with the scene being set with a row of houses surrounded by trees, and the morning sunlight shining brilliantly through those trees; I was able to see a glimpse of what those animators went through even to make just those few first seconds of the movie!
Animation takes so much patience and so much manpower. I am even more impressed with everything that is able to be accomplished with todays animated films. It really isn’t a surprise at all that these movies take years to complete! All the folks involved in the animation process are superheroes in my book, and I just can’t wait to see what they come up with next!