I wasn’t expecting so many hello’s, thanks all!!! :o)
ztonzy- thanks man, good to “see” you again! How goes everything? Its good to see that your still blending, will have to check to see if you posted anything recently. Good to hear from you dude!!!
NateTG- Cheers, i bet Relic would be a cool place to work as well, i heard about them when i was at vfs. I had only been to vancouver once in highschool for a MetallicA concert, and did the move last year for school. VFS was an awesome, alltho expensive experience. If you think you can handle it financially and are prepared to REALLY go for it then i would definatly suggest the school. I took all the money for the school and to live off on loan, but i was counting on working hard enough to get a good job immidiatly after school, and was very lucky as well becase EA is doing alot of hireing.
orion 119net- thanks man, that was a really awesome thing to say, im glad that i can inspire you to get a CG job! Go for it dude, dont hold back if you want it!!! :o)
osxrules- Thats cool, i was just one of a gazzillion blenderheads, and was only around for around 2 years, blended like crazy tho!!! hehe :o) I will check and see after the game is out if i can post some of my game models, but for now i cant even mention what game im working on, but thats cool, i do respect their policy of confidenciallity, we dont want to spoil any good suprises!!! As far as going to uni, you dont really have to if you cant afford the money or time, most studios use Maya or XSI and you can download free versions of those to teach yourself. I would suggest specialising in a particular feild, at VFS the 3 streams were Modeling (which i chose), Animation and Visual Effects. So if you want a job as a game modeler just concentrait on your models and textures.
BgDM- Bro, hows it going?!?!? Glad to see you again too, thanks for the congrats!!! Yeah, but i can still do high poly in my spare time, that is until i get a girlfriend which would easilly take me away from doing 3D away from work!!! LOL :o) Too true tho!!! :o) Hope to hear from ya soon!!! :o)
PlanetPerson- Hey dude, good to hear form you. Are you still making games and blending? If so, keep it up man!!! :o)
Flight%- LOL!!! Yeah, t’was a CG chick, tho i can honestly say she was a model… heheh :o)
Enzoblue- Well, dont know if i can change EA from being the very ambitious company they are, in fact i dont even mind 'cuz they are growing large enough to hire me, and now i get to make a good living making games. If any difference it will be visually, 'cuz i really do want to make the best game characters that i can!!! :o) We are all intittled to our own oppinions and beliefs, and i respect yours, thanks for the post!!! :o)
slikdigit- Heya man, of course i remember you, i never forget a…well, in this case name… hehe :o) Thanks for the “good luck”, tho i must say i’ve had my fair share in the last year ( i hope im not tapping it dry prematurally…hmmm) hehe :o) I wont, i think that alot of “hard work” is complained by ppl who really arn’t ment for this career. I remember doing projects in blender when unemployed that spanned 2-3 months of like 18 hours a day, and i know there are alot of ppl in this community who are doing just the same, and have for a long time. We are the people who are made for this, seirous artists that strive to be better and seriously LOVE what they do. Right now im getting paid to make me a better artist, you cant get a sweeter deal that than!!! :o) I better watch and make sure that “I” dont work myself too hard, like i wanted to at VFS… boy, what a year that was!!! hehe :o) Take care dude, keep on blending!!! :o)
Friday13- THanks man, i appreciate the sentiment, it would be really cool to be on perminant, but i would be very happy with a renewal as well!!! Have a good one!!! :o)
NOR.J- Thanks man, i remember you as well, lots of post reading i did here. Thank you for the welcome, muchly appreciated!!! :o)
Wow, anyone ready for chapter 2?!?! lol My forarms are acctually feeling the “burn”, lol :o) But after such a nice welcome i couldn’t not reply to you all, its really nice to hear from all you guys and too meet a few more blenderheads, some of my favorite people on earth, honestly!!! :o) I hope you all (maybe me as well if i can find time) keep on showing the world what a totally capeable and awesome program Blender is. I have seen some AMAZING art come out of this community and i have seen alot of hard work people put into it, not just for themselves, but to help and teach others through tutorials, online forums IRC and email. This is where Blender really gets its strength, the programers keep adapting and creating new tools to “keep up with the times”, and the artists keep using it to create high quality models, animations and renders, the game developers keep pushing for better and better looking and playing games, this will lead to people getting to gether and producing assets that are commercially viable.
Anywayz, thats way too much for now, thanks for the relipes guys, i will stop in now and then, and in the future you guys will be able to critique me on your Playstations and Xboxs hehe :o) Take care all!!!
Blend on and blend well!!!
PS: If you read all of that rant, then you seriously need to get a life… hehehe jk!!! :o)