First of all, for most of the time that Pixar/Dreamworks were operating, there was not such thing as an “online degree in 3D art”. I don’t know what got these braggers hired, but it almost certainly wasn’t that degree, but whatever skills they could demonstrate (possibly as a result of getting that education).
Don’t get me wrong, some places may value (or require) certain degrees, but there’s a whole economy of bullshitting people into getting popular but worthless degrees and “online degree in 3D art” just rings all the warning bells. Don’t listen to what educators promise you, listen to what employers want.
Here’s a video with people responsible for hiring at Blur, which is exactly the kind of information you should be looking for. They generally don’t care about the degree in and of itself.
But if it is as you say then maybe I can make a living out of 3D art?
Maybe. Talk to other Brazilians. Look at what kinds of jobs are actually offered and what the modalities are for working freelance remote. If it turns out that in Brazil, there’s a certain kind of degree that they’re looking for, then consider getting that degree. If it turns out that they just want some kind of university degree (which is not that uncommon), consider getting a degree in something more generally useful instead. The point is, don’t waste time and money on a worthless degree.
Also, if it turns out that there’s no jobs, then that’s that. You’ll need to look abroad, in that case.
I dont care about stuff like money, I just love modelling and animation too much!
That’s what all young people say. Unless you have plenty of money, you probably will start caring about money soon. Consider that you might be living a much more pleasant life by working a more profitable job and doing 3D as a hobby (or side-business). Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Also, learn about the economy in Brazil. If you want to earn a living, it’s not about what you want to do, it’s about what the economy wants you to do.
If I could live doing these things I love and dedicate myself to them 24/7 I would be really happy.
I wouldn’t be so sure about that, either.
But it is scary as I dont know if such thing is possible being as ignorant as I am.
Yeah… that’s real life!