Originally Posted by 1.8XL
I am an active member of cgarchitect as well as here in cgtalk. i have only one question, how would you relate working in architectural works into character modelling works and VFX effects? do you prefer one of the field as your best? how about the workload? Tnx
Mr. Sherwin B.
Actually I did hard surface modeling (which is different from character modeling) but now foucs on lighting and compositing. To be honest, there is less and less difference between the archviz and VFX these days, which is something I had to convince people when getting hired. Generally a talented archviz artists would be a very good modeling and a good lighter in VFX.
I think I am happier with VFX mainly because I got disapointed with design after architecture school. It finally looks like design is making a comeback but generally speaking good taste in architecture is something that is lacking in the US. Plus I really didn't care about fire ratings on doors.
Workload is about the same as archviz... sometimes it is bad, sometimes it is normal. But the pay is a little better. However, from what I have seen, archivz pay is getting pretty good these days.