The democratisation of computer graphics

There has always been a large divide between the larger studios and the enthusiast, with the working freelancer and even small studio falling somewhere in between, but much closer to the bottom end of the scale. I'm talking about the opportunities and abilities presented to artists to be able to create the work they want or need.

We are at a time of change though and the business model for creating and distributing digital content is continuing to evolve to meet the economic realities of the market. As more tools are becoming easily affordable, exciting new opportunities are being created for media companies across the scale, so in this time of change, everybody working in the visual effects industry, at any level, could do with examining their workflows to explore some of the new technologies that could transform the working day, as much as the end product of the labours.

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