Greyscalegorilla Podcast: Are You A Noob?

December 14, 2016 - By 

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In this episode, we talk about how to learn faster and what to do when you find yourself the worst one in the room. Let’s learn how to learn and find the right techniques to become a professional Motion Designer.

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Golden Globes Nominees
Google Pixel Phone
HDRI Studio Rig Update
CG Garage Podcast
Blur Studios
Ivan’s Site
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  • I have one question concerning Slack.
    Chad mentioned he has a Slack channel for 3D Artists and I was wondering if and how I could join that?

  • Honestly, as a noob (been using R17 for a couple of weeks, and I’ve never touched anything 3D before), I do my best to do as much research and experimentation on my own before I ever think to ask someone for advice, or a “how to”. And there are a couple of reasons for that.

    One reason is that a majority of questions I will have had already been asked before, and it only takes a few minutes (if that) of research on the web to get at least SOME version of an answer that should point me in the right direction. The other reason is that without the journey of figuring out the answer to these questions personally, they somehow lose significance.

    It’s like being back in school, taking a test, or doing homework. Sure you can hit up your friend and ask them the answers or find them online, but to actually sit there and think of the “why” and “how” gives you an internal understanding, rather than an empty fact. That understanding is something you can carry with you forward. For me at least, a fact is meaningless without the internalization of the mechanics that produce it.

    There is one question however that I don’t think I can do appropriate research on, and that’s breaking into the industry. I know having a website and a solid demo reel is a must have, but my concern is within establishing those connections with the right people in the first place. Who to talk to and how to approach them, how to stand out, and what to avoid. I know there isn’t any “one size fits all” solution, but advice from those who have gone through it before would be immensely helpful.

    I know this is a crazy long comment/response, sorry about that. I just wanted to show some appreciation for the resources on here. I’m about to be done with the “Intro to C4D” tutorials and I can’t be thankful enough.

    Cheers Gorilla Gurus

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