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>tfw can animate but can't model for shit
Am i doomed in the industry?
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Modeling and animating are separate jobs and areas of expertise. Unless you go indie, you pretty much won't have to model anything you animate, only animate other people's models.
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>>589755
I always thought that 3D modelling is like a the most basic requirement to even work in 3D.
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knowing how to model wouldn't affect the way you animate. you might not be able to work as an indie, but if your goal is to just be an animator at an AAA studio or whatever there's no issue.

that said, if you don't want to learn how to model to broaden your skillset, you might want to learn how to rig.
usually animators can also rig because the rig you use directly affects your ability to animate, so it's a decent skill for an animator to have.
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>>589756
AAA (and by association, most high-end 3D art) is highly specialized. A vast majority of 3D artists focus in one field, and people that try to be proficient in various disciplines actually tend to be weaker than those that specialize in their craft.

Modeling is how most of us get introduced to 3D, but some people say "fuck that" and move on to other aspects quite quickly.
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>>589761
You can spend a career cleaning up and retopologizing 3d scans of NBA players' heads.
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>>589754
No one does interesting CG animation because not much people rig, model and animate their own stuff, think about that.
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>>589813
But i can't animate shit cause i'd have to steal models
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>>589754
It seems to me most people have the opposite problem, and can't animate for shit. I think a good animator is always desirable even if they can't model well. As long as you can at least make simple shapes for rig controls, there's no real reason for be you to be a modeling chad.
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>>589812
I'd rather hang myself t b h.
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>>589754

There is an in-joke in the industry that animators don't know 3d. The reason for this is that animators can get away with knowing only a little about pretty much all other aspects of 3d, because animation is honestly such a distinct skill set.

Don't worry about stealing models. Just get some that are licensed for animators to use in their demo reels and make something fun to watch.
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>>589812
Cleaning up scans does require skill, though
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>>589754
>>589756
Rigger/Animator is the most in-demand job next to all the various modeling specializations.
I know dudes that do lighting, and just lighting, and that's their job. To make one aspect of a scene look really good.
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>>589754
Are you retarded?

Literally download free rigs on the internet, make an animation reel by doing lip syncs and character actions. If your work isn't shit you can get in, modeling skills or no.




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