Updates!

animation, Uncategorized, workspace

Hi! I know it’s been awhile. But I’ve got a whole bunch of updates!

First off: I got a new job! I’m now at Ubisoft SF working on the new South Park game! It’s really fun (and surprisingly challenging) to work in the South Park style. I will say, it’s odd having to think in 2d terms all of a sudden, but it’s a nice change! Paper cutout style animation has its own unique challenges that are fun to tackle. Here’s the E3 announcement trailer:

 

Second off: My workspace got a major upgrade! After wanting one for years and years, I finally bit the bullet and bought a Cintiq. And OH MY GOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH. So. Much. I lurked on eBay for a couple of weeks to see what the going prices were and as soon as I saw a barely used 22HD go up for half retail price, I knew I had to grab it. AND BONUS it’s a 22HD Touch, which the seller didn’t even tell me!

Once I got it, I realized I didn’t love using the stand that it comes with, it made it tough to see my second monitor and I wasn’t really sure what to do with my keyboard. So I did a little research into what sorts of monitor mounts were out there and the general consensus seemed to be that the Ergotron monitor arm was the way to go for Cintiq users. During my search, I saw that Amazon’s own line of products had a very similar looking monitor arm¬†for a much better price. Many reviewers said they had basically copied the Ergotron’s model, so I decided to go with the Amazon Basics arm and I am glad I did! Now I can switch between having my Cintiq hover over my desk like a regular monitor and having it hanging off the edge of my desk and turned upwards, which I like for drawing much better than any of the stand positions. Pictures might help explain:

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regular monitor position

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drawing position (from which it can tilt every which way)

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Amazon Basics ftw!

I got a new desk too as you can see, and now I have much more space! All in all I am very happy with the upgrade. I’m going to be posting a lot more drawings, so keep an eye on my Tumblr, I’ll be putting them over there. This blog will stay animation focused for now.

That’s all for now, folks. See you next time.

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