in other news i’ve had to go to the bathroom for the last 2 or 3 hours
even if they meant “racism perpetrated by whites”, just ignoring it isn’t the correct response anyway…if you see someone calling out racism, you should probably examine your own behavior to make sure you’re not doing that racist thing and/or support the person calling it out
in hindsight, “white racism” is a really vague term, i hope i didn’t completely misunderstand what OP was trying to say there
considering the context i think my first impression was right tho
I think it’s high time everyone on this website just leaves each other to their own beliefs and viewpoints. (Before I get called out on it — yes, this is my opinion; yes, I appreciate the irony.)
But honestly — you will never meet anybody who holds the exact same opinions as you do. Be it on something such as whether you take salt with your soup, or what you believe about religion, or social justice matters which seem to frequent this website in particular. The truth is, nobody is the same. It doesn’t matter how many demographics you have in common — just because two people are both Japanese or lesbian or come from a poor background doesn’t mean they’re obligated to believe in the same things.
In all seriousness (and without trying to make this sound too much like a novelty magnet), life is too short to be offended by every belief different to yours. And that’s okay. You don’t have to get wound up every time somebody says white racism is a thing, for example, when you don’t think it is. Just leave them be. They genuinely have no true power over you, only the power you allow them to have.
Just stop caring so much about what other people believe and concentrate on yourself.
"something such as whether you take salt with your soup"
If you have to salt your soup then you’re not eating good soup.
the good news is you don’t sound like a novelty magnet! the bad news is you sound like an ignorant casual-racist! so if you agree with OP you should probably listen to what i’m about to say
if someone says white racism is a thing then fuck yes, i am going to get wound up about it because they’re perpetuating a “belief” that’s factually untrue, and if they continue believing and spreading that nonsense then it’s only going to keep supporting the system that puts POC at a social and economic disadvantage (getting paid less, not getting job opportunities, getting treated unfairly by the judicial system) for no other reason besides the color of their skin
also, “They genuinely have no true power over you, only the power you allow them to have” = “i’m ignorant of the social and economic disadvantages outlined above and i’m privileged enough that i can choose to ignore it and continue my life unaffected when people say things i don’t like”
if you’re honestly equating the way someone takes their food with things like racism and sexism you need to Stop
someone drew one of those shitty S’s in the logbook i’m laughin
let my people go
In this type of toad the dad toad stays with the babies and watches over them and if their puddle dries up too much he’ll dig as long as it takes to make them a path to more water.
i think this is from ‘life in cold blood’, which was a great series.
This is a fantastic question, and I’m gonna start answering with someone else’s reply (lol) but only because that person, who I follow on Twitter, made a really insightful and very eye-opening post about the realities of going to art school.
Your decision to skip modeling school is a smart one if you don’t wanna graduate with a $100K tab hanging on your back, so this artist made a really good breakdown of how you can get a similar education for a fraction of the price. It’s still an investment, but you spend FAR LESS money and time, and learn exactly the same skills you would learn doing 4 years at Full Sail or whatever.
Basically it relies on online classes and tutorials, many of which are dirt cheap and sometimes even free, and enrolling in one-on-one courses with industry veterans that teach you exactly what you want and need to learn. The ones he mentions are focused on concept art and traditional art, but the equivalents of 3D modeling can be found in most of those sites he lists. If I had seen that post 6 years ago I would have taken a very different path into the world of 3D art, trust me.
If you already know the basics, I’ve said it a couple of times already but start out small. Start with a single prop. Make every single texture map. Then move up to whole rooms. Then buildings. Then a whole city block. And then the world is your oyster. Also, get familiar with a game engine like Unity or UDK. They’re free, and will come in handy when the time comes to test your stuff in a real-time environment.
There are no techniques to make things “easier” in modeling. Yes, there are shortcuts and tricks, but everything takes time and effort and requires the same learning curve for everyone, so your question is a little broad. Besides, any shortcuts you need you will learn along the way as you need them.
Things to research? Architecture. Real life landscapes. Nature. Environments from games you love. Take tons of screenshots. Build a library of pretty environments you’d love to model. Build a texture library. If you see a nice dirt texture in your backyard, take a detailed pic, it could come handy later. All games need dirt!
As for software, if you can’t get a hold of the industry standards (max or maya), Blender is an excellent free alternative. If you can spend a little money but not a lot, Modo is also a good bet. Once you master one of them, the other ones become easy as pie to learn.
Also very important: Join a 3D art community like Polycount. Post your art and ask for feedback. It might be harsh sometimes but you get really important insight, tips and tricks not only from people who started out like you, but also industry veterans. FOR FREE.
That’s all I can offer for now. I realize it’s a little generic but your question is a little broad, so I hope this helps. As a start, I really recommend joining polycount and browsing the forums if you haven’t. Tons of inspiration there.
I wish you luck in your adventures, young one.
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