Why create such a simple 2D character? Because we can use this type of character to quickly accomplish goals and produces results. With creating an 3D animated short film, creating a character can take upto a week, if not longer. Here, with this course, we will be able to create a working character within the hour, and with simple modification, we can make endless characters.
In this course we will go through the process of creating a 2D character that will be able to animate with. We will not being going through the animation process of using these character in this course, but we can see how simple it is.
Another reason to use character such as the ones that we will create in this course, we can render over a dozen frames a minute, where if we did a short film in 3D, we could be upto ten minutes for a single frame.
I have currently been using Blender for three years with a focus on hard surface modelling and animation. Blender has appealed to me as my primary tool as there is such a strong community that follows it. There are always people to help, as well as people available to help.
I have a background in acting and creating short films for over a decade. This is what made me change to a 3D artist. I wanted to continue to work with film, but at my own pace. Working with film makers meant that I would need to revolve around their schedule, where as a 3D artist, I am able to go at my own pace and have more control over what I produce.
I am currently Married with two children under the age of 5, and Family is the most important thing to myself. This was another reason why become a 3D animator appealed to me as it would not interfere with family life.
Through out my life I have already achieve many of my goals that I have. At the moment my life goal is to work on a feature film one day and be able to tell people "I made that" and to be proud of what I have accomplished.