I remember when I first got into animation, before I had any idea of the many roles in productions, before I even knew what a TD was, one of the lines that stuck to me was from Richard William’s The Animator’s Survival Kit

“If drawn ‘classical’ animation is an extension of drawing, then computer animation can be seen as an extension of puppetry – high tech marionettes.”

I loved the idea of puppetry, I’ve always wanted to work in animation, but I rebelled in the thought of being an artist. How funny now a rigger can also be known as a puppeteer.

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