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Stickly
03-24-2013, 11:19 PM
The pivot section.

I have noticed that recently the pivot section has lost more and more of its well animating pivoteers. Because of this, almost all of the animators here are new to the program and are using it for practice before stepping into flash.

What is the point of this topic? Why am I pointing out the obvious?
The reason for this post is that the pivot section is turning into a waist of forum space as more and more new animators are coming. It seems that now, only new animators post their animations and critique. Of course there isn’t much problem with this except for one thing: no one is improving.

I’m sure that this section was put here for a reason: to help new animators get better so they can move up to more elaborate programs and skills.
But with Zed gone and many other helpful criticizers, the section is becoming a place where users can just post… well… whatever their current animating skill is and being praised for it. Many animators never have improved since this time.

Here is an example:
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?50204-my-oldest-animation-Check-this-out-you-have-to-see-this

Although these animations aren’t terribly bad, just look at the comments! This new pivoter has received no help at all and now thinks he is the best he can be.
Sorry Lord Agung.

Anyway, my point is, I would like to help these new animators. And in order to do this, I would like to have more help or somehow be more helpful to these upcoming great animators. I realize and understand why the pivot section is so inactive, I get that. I just wish the community would realize that most great animators start here.
Ya, I know I sound preachy, but I just wanted to make a statement to show what I have observed. I don’t want it to become a trend that will last any longer.

So ya. If there is anything you guys would like to change or prove wrong, go for it. I just want to keep this section alive and have it be a learning base for new comers. now, discuss.

the pivot section needs some love, and the animators need help

Cruel
03-25-2013, 12:44 AM
Shouldn't this be better in the general discussion area? But I agree, the pivot section is kind of shitty. I tried to get back into pivot for nostalgic reasons...but after using flash for the past couple months I just couldn't transition back. But I must thank it for helping me get the basics of animation down. :D

Stickly
03-25-2013, 07:28 AM
Shouldn't this be better in the general discussion area? But I agree, the pivot section is kind of shitty. I tried to get back into pivot for nostalgic reasons...but after using flash for the past couple months I just couldn't transition back. But I must thank it for helping me get the basics of animation down. :D

I'm not sure, but thank you for understanding.