I'm Ryan and just purchased this software this weekend and I must say the examples of people's work is astounding for what this thing can do!
I've always been looking for an affordable piece of software to do 3D, but they all seemed to be way out of my league. This software looks very promising and the work that's been coming out of this community is very impressive.
I was wondering for those of you who have learned the program how hard the learning curve was for you? I barely used Maya and I do catch on rather quick to things, but this is pretty much my first 3D program I bought and am very excited to bring some of my ideas to life on screen in 3D.
I am just wondering for animations like the Duel and then also the amazing lighting and movement of The Hunter videos how long it took to create these things? I'm sure the hardest part in the whole process is the modeling and moves and assigning all that. To build a character like that from the ground up does it take a very long time? I guess I'm not going for as much realism as The Hunter, but something of a Cartoon Hero looking character or that of like Briar Rose. Some of these must take a very long time.
After learning the software does animating these things get to be pretty easy? I see all kinds of things like gravity for hair and cloth movements and don't know just how automated a lot of that is.
Thanks for reading and I'm excited to be part of the A:M community!