Good day to all who may be reading this blog post. Basically as you can see from the title of this post I’m just here to rant on about how I can’t use 3D animation software and how it frustrates me. Dont get me wrong, I am willing to learn how to use something if it’s supposed to be useful to me in the future, but heck Autodesk 3DS Max, the program in question, is what I have to use at university on my course and it just levels and levels of work that requires a lot of committment and for me I’m just not down for it yo.
Look at that, looks awesome doesn’t it? However unless you commit to the software and give it your all then you suffer…
Before I came to uni I already wasn’t keen on the idea of doing 3D animation purely because it looks complicated and I’m more into 2D animation, so that already was not a good thing, but then there’s the fact that I am trying and already not comprehending the information, it just makes me feel so defeated. And why not? That program is bloody difficult! There is so many layers of things to do, if you miss something in the lesson or can cannot interpret the information in a tutorial you can get even more lost than a person in an endless maze!
Even though I just about understand the fundamental aspects about how the 3D animation software works, in the end there was several points where I needed the tutor’s help for the simplest of things. I felt like such a fool. I guess these are the days I wish I had tried out or mastered 3D programs like this and Maya prior to my uni course, but even back in college I took one look at those programs and would go “Ha! forget that!” So either way I wouldn’t have been prepared for this. And the funny thing was around this time last year I was learning how to use Adobe Illustrator and I thought back then that Illustrator was hard. HA! Illustrator is breeze compared to this monster of a program, sure they are not comparable in terms of the way in which each program works, but heck at least Illustrator was likeable and useful. 3DS Max on the other hand, is in no way user-friendly or simple to use. Bah! Humbug!
So to conclude I’m gonna give the program a chance but I highly doubt I’ll get any better at it, I’m really just waiting to learn Flash and get back into photography, so here’s hoping that this 3DS Max thing will see its end soon enough!
Thanks for reading, goodnight!