Animation/film or games specialization exists?

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  01 January 2013
Animation/film or games specialization exists?

Hello fellow 3d modelers. At what point in your learning path did you decide to specialize in the animation/film or gaming industry? i'm curious since i am myself in a point where i am going to search for jobs and work on portfolio, and although the majority of knowledge is common between both areas, there are obvious different concerns regarding mesh preparation, real vs pre-rendered, etc, that i suppose that at some point require a professional modeler to make a choice to fork to one industry or the other. I'm thinking this because i haven't yet seen any famous character or environmental artist portfolio containing both kinds of assets (maybe only normal maps?). So is there really this kind of specialization in the business?
  01 January 2013
I applied to both industries with my grad reel and just happened to get into the film/vfx industry with an entry level position as most do these days. Then after a while got my place as a Modeler.

You could create two seperate reels if you like, but if you're applying for entry level jobs then one reel showing off your best work will probably be fine as they're looking to see if you have some potential.
Once you're in somewhere you can create a new reel of relevent work more suited to that industry as you'll gain a bit more knowledge on how they like things done over there.

Last edited by NightOwl3D : 01 January 2013 at 09:00 PM.
  01 January 2013
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