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Author Topic: My Anim8or success story  (Read 3075 times)

Jesse

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My Anim8or success story
« on: September 12, 2012, 03:11:22 pm »

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share a story I have.
13 years ago, around early 1999 my family finally got dial-up Internet (28K connection FTW) I discovered Anim8or. I had no 3D modeling experience and was still in high school. I downloaded the manual and read every word. I made a couple of renders, which are still on display in the Gallery.

http://www.anim8or.com/gallery/gallery4/bridge1.html
http://www.anim8or.com/gallery/gallery4/treasure.html

Those are my very first renders. So anyway, back then I wanted to work in the video game industry. I enjoy modeling but I started to focus on programming so I could make functional games. After high school, I got a job at a construction factory. Not my kind of work... But it is what it is. On my free time after work, I would program and model as a hobby. Few years and a few games later, I discovered a Game development program being offered at nearby college. I jumped on it and sent in my portfolio of Anim8or renders and games. (Graphics made with Anim8or). At college, I learned how to use Maya, and 3D max, but at this point I decided to focus on programming. So I always enjoyed the simplicity of Anim8or. So years later I graduate and now have been working as a game programmer for a over a year. This is not meant to be a brag a post. I just love Anim8or, and always remember that this is where my career really started. I love seeing new talent, and want to encourage those getting started.

My video collection: https://www.youtube.com/user/icoo44
My very first game, all 3D done with Anim8or :D youtube.com/watch?v=22au8GXhPKY[/youtube]]https://www.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2012, 03:37:01 pm by Jesse »
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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 05:27:53 pm »

Hi Jesse... I remember seeing your name while browsing the gallery, when I was still a newbie! I think it still was v0.85... aah, good ol' times...
Nice game by the way.
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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 12:58:57 pm »

Great to hear of your exploits.having both programming and animation skills must be wonderful.
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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 02:38:00 pm »

Hi Jesse

This is an awesome story!  Have any tutes on the back burner?  ;)   The more the merrier! :-)
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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 03:22:38 pm »

I have to agree, that your account is quite inspirational. I've come to appreciate Anim8or for what it is simply fantastic! I'm just a casual model maker, but making video game models is quite pleasurable for me as a hobby. Leroy.
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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 01:09:51 am »

Wow. I'll have to download this when I get back on my computer opposed to the tablet I'm on now.
What did you write this in?
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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 10:27:02 am »

This is my favourite post.
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cooldude234

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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 08:13:31 am »

Hey your the one who made that arch ball,
I remember watching that video some time back ago.

You have any other programing works? I always like to see what other people come up with ;p
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daniel99

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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 01:07:39 am »

Cool! I never gave up Anim8or, it's a very powerfull tool, also use it at my job. Here are some still images from one of my latest projects.
I've modeled and animated the alien in ani8or, and I've used AE cs5.5 for compositing.
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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 06:38:01 am »

Those images look awesome dan!
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daniel99

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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 01:21:19 am »

Thanks, cooldude!
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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 02:07:22 am »

Ooh, really cool-looking, dan! Is that an image for the room, or is it modelled? (looks *just above* the line of being 'too good' to be modelled to me) :D
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Re: My Anim8or success story
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2012, 03:03:19 am »

Hey Daniel99, tell us more about your job and how anim8or has helped you?
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