Sexy Things 30. loka, 2013 3.22
How easy is SFM to use?
I have zero programming knowledge.

I have no experience in animation.

What I do have is lots of free time (2 week vacation), and some serious dedication to learn.
Is this program easy to learn and use?

TY
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Sir Dirge of Cykaland 30. loka, 2013 3.24 
It is easy, once you watch the official valve turtorials. The only real problem is ideas..... all the best of luck in the futre!
Sexy Things 30. loka, 2013 3.24 
:)
Nomidic 30. loka, 2013 3.31 
It can be easy, if you're willing to learn. Personally, I found it very hard to use and watched the Valve tutorials atleast four times each. However it does make a difference if you have some sort of filmmaking background in my opinion, it helped me atleast.
Sir Dirge of Cykaland 30. loka, 2013 3.34 
Devious Dominic lähetti viestin:
It can be easy, if you're willing to learn. Personally, I found it very hard to use and watched the Valve tutorials atleast four times each. However it does make a difference if you have some sort of filmmaking background in my opinion, it helped me atleast.
The only thing I find difficult is ideas. That is the problem with all medias of film because you need to work out how you want everything to work out. I quess having a background in film would help in that aspect.
Nethero 30. loka, 2013 3.52 
Razor Edge lähetti viestin:
The only thing I find difficult is ideas. That is the problem with all medias of film because you need to work out how you want everything to work out. I quess having a background in film would help in that aspect.

I actually come up with way too many ideas which forces me to really prioritize them so that I'm not trying to animate 10 different videos at once. Completely the opposite for me.
Sir Dirge of Cykaland 30. loka, 2013 3.53 
Nethero lähetti viestin:
Razor Edge lähetti viestin:
The only thing I find difficult is ideas. That is the problem with all medias of film because you need to work out how you want everything to work out. I quess having a background in film would help in that aspect.

I actually come up with way too many ideas which forces me to really prioritize them so that I'm not trying to animate 10 different videos at once. Completely the opposite for me.
I meant ideas HOW to animate it. Like, how should the camera and the character move to follow the story I want etc. That is what I meant.
Nomidic 30. loka, 2013 4.02 
Also, knowing the software inside and out will help you to know whether an idea will work or not.
The Resonte! 30. loka, 2013 4.16 
It took me a year on-off to work sfm.
Nomidic 30. loka, 2013 4.22 
The Resonte! lähetti viestin:
It took me a year on-off to work sfm.

Same here.
Sexy Things 30. loka, 2013 4.25 
Devious Dominic lähetti viestin:
The Resonte! lähetti viestin:
It took me a year on-off to work sfm.

Same here.

omg now I wish I didnt ask this
Nomidic 30. loka, 2013 4.25 
Bat Girl lähetti viestin:
Devious Dominic lähetti viestin:

Same here.

omg now I wish I didnt ask this

It's worth it, don't worry.
The Resonte! 30. loka, 2013 4.27 
Devious Dominic lähetti viestin:
Same here.
you gotta be dedicated man

this is where we filter out the real men with the quitters
Sexy Things 30. loka, 2013 4.27 
ok.
Thanks guys. I'll work hard for this. I guess this year's Saxxy is... beyond my reach.

Maybe next year.
Tnx again.
Nomidic 30. loka, 2013 4.29 
Bat Girl lähetti viestin:
ok.
Thanks guys. I'll work hard for this. I guess this year's Saxxy is... beyond my reach.

Maybe next year.
Tnx again.

Just keep trying. Like anything in life... Practice makes perfect, kinda.
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