Thanks for the idea on the previs category, I will work on it tommarow.
My interpretation is that somebody has to be able to combine everything, and that is a skill in itself. This is why an all rounder might be more suited to project management than a specialist. Rent a Pixar and read the credits. These things are done in teams and the teams all have leaders. Even if you are a team of one, you have to have the skill of combining the parts. How this fits into a diagram, I don’t know.
I agree with you 100% a project manager is best when he’s a generalist. But I believe tring to become a generalist leads you to be mediocre. A project manager’s job is to assaign this and that to someone who’s best for the job, a specialist. Its all a matter of what you want to do, there is more of a need for specialist becuase they are better at what they do than a generalist who is spread over a larger playing field.
The music thing, I guess It could also be connected to the previsualization sub group, do you agree?
Well I’m not tring to imply in this diagram that mastering line will automatically make you a master of putting shape and perception together. I kind of thought it was implied that the skill to add these would be there. How would you suggest fixing the diagram so that it reflects the manner you believe would be better?
Ginneon, what is your master plan? Do you want to learn animation? Rigging? Lighting? Texturing? There are people here who can help you with any of these. This charting project has a feeling of procrastination about it. Are you putting off learning something new by gazing out at this uncharted territory?
I’m not quite sure of what exactly I want to specialize in at the moment. I enjoy modeling, and I am getting into texturing, but everyone does that so when in the future I plan on moving on into the actual field, 7ish years away, I will have alot of competition, so I’m generalizing my knowledge so that I know exactly what I enjoy the best. I kind of see Rigging as being one of the most interesting so far.
Like I said this chart came from me getting frustrated with my skill in Zbrush, and I kind of realized how all the 3d stuff relates back to its former incarnations, thus to study those you can be better in 3d. Like the Resistance: Fall of Man interview a few months ago the Lighting artist was talking about the best way to learn lighting was to get into photography.