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Author Topic: How long does it take to learn Anim8or?  (Read 1909 times)

Sagadali523

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How long does it take to learn Anim8or?
« on: August 24, 2022, 12:13:58 pm »

Hi all, I have a question. How long does it take to learn Anim8or?
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Re: How long does it take to learn Anim8or?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2022, 05:09:56 am »

There's no single answer to that question, but compared to other 3D animation software Anim8or has one of the shortest learning curves.  It's also not necessary to memorise everything before starting a project, the manual is short, simple and is a handy reference that can be checked at any time.  The tutorials are designed to teach you in stages, so you learn the basics of modelling before moving on to rigging figures, animating sequences, building scenes, setting lights, creating complex materials etc., but you may choose to ignore them and just start working on your own projects, referring to the manual as you go.  This forum is also here to help for more complex things that may not be covered by the manual.

I'd recommend starting with something simple and don't expect to be up to ILM or Weta Workshop standards in your first week.  With Anim8or, learning the basics of 3D modelling and animating is relatively quick but, like anything, mastering it will take the rest of your life if you do it properly ;)
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Re: How long does it take to learn Anim8or?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2022, 09:36:03 am »

What does this mean?
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Re: How long does it take to learn Anim8or?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2022, 10:10:06 pm »

Let me know what part of my response doesn't make sense and I will attempt to clarify.
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Re: How long does it take to learn Anim8or?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2022, 09:08:11 am »

My personal experience has been that Anim8or was far easier to learn than Blender. For some reason its actions seem much more "natural" to me.
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Re: How long does it take to learn Anim8or?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2022, 04:30:42 pm »

A onetime diehard forumer, I've not been around much in a long while.

Compared to others I've tried, I have always fell back to Anim8or as it is just so easy compared to the rest out there.  Of course, Anim8or has its limits, and it all depends on just what you want to accomplish.  I find it rocks for creating the things I do... Used it to build a couple of starships in Second Life... and oh so many other things over time. 

USS Daedalus

Album:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/93271699@N04/albums/72177720299197640

USS Ivanhoe

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