I’ve worked as an animator for over a decade, but for a long time done tech on the side. ( Building tools in maya / motionbuilder with python, rigging, and helping out with state tree stuff etc ).
I’ve now been offered the opportunity to switch over to tech Art, and I was wondering how many of you guys have similar experience doing the switch?
I feel a bit torn for a number of reasons:
- I do enjoy the tech side and the role will allow me to learn lots of new things.
- I’m concerned I will miss doing animation.
- Will switching over mean starting over with experience, when I’ve got so much animation experience.
- Being used to having a quota of anim work, switching to a role where it more self managed will take some getting used to.
I’m guessing many of you have been through similar journeys and wondered how it went for you?
Or is there a role that would allow me to do both tech & animation that I should look to moving into instead?
Thanks for any advice.