May 20th, 2005, 09:51 AM
Keeper of the Hikari
Some artists really embrace the 3D realm, considering it just another tool with which to express themselves. For the non-artist who is comfortable with the technology, it can really unleash creativity, since it removes the learning curve for other media like paint or pencil; it makes dealing with (and learning about) perspective on a 2D surface much easier, since you can move "real" objects around in real time; and it makes experimentation much easier. ("Don't like that pose? OK, how about I move this hand behind the back, and tighten the grip on the sceptre, and oh let's make it green instead of blue...") And all done with just a few mouse clicks.