CHAPTER 3

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How to Not Waste Your Time

A few simple facts follow:

1. It can take a week to produce ten seconds of decent animation if you know what you’re doing.

2. If you finish your animation only to find out that it just doesn’t work, you’ve wasted a whole week.

3. Spending a little bit of time in advance to make sure that you’re animating the right thing is worth it.

Resources

I’ll lay it out right now: don’t bite off more than you can chew. In terms of resources and needs, you already have Blender, which was free. I assume that you have a computer available, of course. The only other resources you’re going to need to mine in order to do ...

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