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Is it hard being an animator?

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Hadassah’s Answer

It really depends what type of Animation you're doing. For example if you're creating a 3D animation, then it would be pretty difficult because there are a lot of steps you'd need to follow in order for it to be successful. However, animating can frustrating and tedious. It also takes time and practice if you really want to make a career out of it.

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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Avonleigh,

Most animators i know complain about how hard it can be to use specific software to convey their vision. Some of the software can be challenging to learn or requires more expensive equipment to execute well. The two animators I know right now where I work had to have computer upgrades to handle the sheer power of a tool like Adobe Character Animator and Adobe AfterEffects.

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Jason’s Answer

Check out my answer to a similar question:

Jason recommends the following next steps:

https://www.careervillage.org/questions/194066/what-is-it-like-in-the-animation-industry?page=1#196944
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Susie’s Answer

I would say it depends what kind of animation as well, I have worked in 2D animation/television before and yes it can be hard - in the sense that there are a lot of deadlines/timelines that need to be met when you are working on an episode/scene/project. The difficulty can be at the level of detail that you need to keep to, or the amount of seconds that you have to create per week or be determined by your position - i.e. are you an rough animator or clean up, background etc. If you love it enough (drawing) and want to pursue that type of career then it's the same as any other type of career where you can have difficulties and face problems- each career has different levels of stress!

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watch some documentaries about animation - the inside pixar on Disney + is pretty awesome
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