There is no magic button to make things easier for animators in 3d - that’s a huge one. In fact I would imagine, much like how the introduction of Photoshop to the digital art world makes people assume it’s easy to fix things in photoshop - some people may assume the same thing in 3D. it’s not.
Also, Rigging, texturing, and all the 3D aspects are a bitch.
3D Animation should be respected also because it gives not only ANIMATORS a job, but people OUTSIDE of the animation field a job. Programmers/Tech Artists who don’t have shit to do with animating can rig. They get to learn how people work. People who can’t animate for shit or draw for shit can work on textures or effects, similar. (Granted, sometimes they overcomplicate things (or oversimplify in my case, since I only make a basic biped rig for games) and it is better for an animator themselves to work on a rig - because they know more of what an animator wants, or what they’re going to use. And sometimes it still can need an artists’ touch. But I digress, and this is very debatable. There are artistic programmers, or programmers who have an eye for animation or similar.)
Is it better than 2D? No.
They are just about at the same levels. I mean, a lot of the time you still have to go by frame by frame to edit each little detail anyway (sometimes to the point where it WOULD be easier to 2D animate them depending on how your model or rig works). Not only that, there’s also things to consider such as render time, so it’s definitely not quicker.
Tl;dr, STFU people who hate 3D Animation.
I hate that things are focusing PURELY on 3D too, but 3D shit ain’t bad.
10 favorite ladies of trek [8/10]: kira nerys
- kira nerys is quite possibly the best example of character development in the trek universe. her justifiable but blind hatred for the cardassians, the race who enslaved her world and people for fifty years, initially made her a combative first officer for deep space 9. kira proved to be smart, capable and loyal, but more than that, her gradual realization that not all cardassians supported the cruelty her people had suffered was what made her the exact right second-in-command (and eventual commander) of deep space 9. beyond these developments, kira is a fully rounded individual with a rich social life and a deep spiritual side. although she’s a self-professed stick in the mud at first, her friendship with jadzia dax eventually reveals her more playful side. kira is a woman who endured a brutal and merciless childhood and a dangerous adolescence as a rebel on bajor, but grew up into a compassionate, dedicated, loving person who is willing to listen to both sides of a story instead of trusting prejudices.
So accurate it hurts