Hey dudes, I haven't been active on DA for a while so I'd like to update you guys on my progress!
First of all I dropped out of computer science from my uni cause I realized I really don't like it... I think you can do some amazing things with it and with a creative mind you can do crazy shit and make gazillions, but in the end it's just not something I actually enjoy doing AKA starring at a computer all day. So instead I decided to finally follow something I love doing! cough animation cough AKA starring at a computer all day. horrah!
Soo right now I have several things I have goin on in my life atm.
1. I got a job at a small gaming company!
So yeah, it's really exciting and I get to go into this small office with a ton of cool people. They're really experienced in the industry and I learn a lot from them. As of right now, I'm in charge of creating 3d special effects in Unity... which I literally just learned... it's pretty neat, I wonder if a lot of other games use similar ways to create their effects. ANYWAY it's cool.. I intend on learning Maya soon as well so I can help out with the character animation as well. oh yeah, and a lot of the dudes at my work place use to animate at that company that made shows like reboot, beast wars and beast machines, etc, etc.. so I'm working with the guys that made some of my fav cartoon shows as a kid. So that's like... really fucking cool >__<
2. I'm working with Phil AKA terkoiz on a league animation!
So if you follow me or phil or anyone close to us, you probably know that we're creating short league of legends cartoons. Thanks to our super cool buddy Eric AKA Hyun got us connections with the guys at riotgames and now they want us to create several League of Legends shorts for them which they'll most likely be airing during the breaks of big tournaments and such. SO THATS COOL TOO. So basically a little bit about the shorts issss, it's gonna be completely fullbody... Phil is gonna do most of the actual character animation and I'll be mostly doing the effects and junk. The stuff we have so far is looking really really good. I think it's probably the best thing we've come up with to date! So you guys will like that... hopefully, probably, maybe.
3. I've set a goal to draw a lot....
Yeah, my weak point in animation is definitely my drawing capability.. I could probably try to go full 3d from now on.. but I think I have a love for 2d way more.. somehow I hope 2d animation can stay aliveee. And I hope to hell they keep anime 2d.. some of the 3d they've implemented just looks sooooo not that good... lol. That disney's paperman film was really really epic though so iunno.... So yeah, I'm drawing more.
4. Clear vision 2 is like out almost...
So this game I'm working on with my programmer dude Dan are almost done the latest clear vision.. if you don't know what that is, it's like this sniper game that did really well on the ios! I think it's cause it's really casual and it has a fun story to it as well.. anyway.. we're just about done with Clear vision 2, just testing out the kinks and bugs and stuff.. so look out for that on the app store
5. a ton of other games and shit I'm working on.
And finally I got a question.... do you think I should continue my post secondary education?... Since I already have a job in the industry, I could technically develop my skills there while getting really good exp.. but going to school can really help you think and develop different skills??? iunno. Though it'd take time and money away from work. Tell me what you think.. it'd be really helpful!
AND if any of you guys are in Vancouver or BC (that's in Canada, eh) or visiting here or something, tell me! it'd be cool to meet you!!!
tl;dr: I do animation now.