|An Officer Quadhole pose from Rock & Rule|
Is the Animation Industry's reliance on expensive computer equipment potentially shutting out young talented artists who can't afford to buy all this expensive equipment for themselves to develop their talents on?
Not everyone in these hard times has the financial ability to spend the few thousand dollars it takes to do so. It's not the same as springing for a box of pencils and some paper.
When it was all just about the ability to animate with pencil on paper, being able to knock together a basic animation desk wasn't financially difficult. It was affordable to all.
However, I don't know of many artists with the knowledge and capability to construct their own Cintiq and computer out of a drafting table, Plexiglas, some two x fours, and fluorescent lighting.
Your thoughts? Anyone?