Its that time of the week again folks where I talk about what has been happening here. First off, Project Bob has been moving forward and I am now testing the main character rigs. Thanks to Blender 2.72 which was recently released, I can now render Bob on the GPU which is soooooo much faster. Its averaging 7 minutes a frame now for 720p. That ain't bad if I do say so myself.
Even though it is faster, I can't really use my computer much while its rendering out except for writing this and listening to music. Still, at least I have the new Flash, Arrow, Gotham and American Horror Story episodes to watch when its finished rendering.
In other news (shuffles paper) I might have a new job to help support my living needs. Where it is isn't that important but I thought I would share some tips on trying to get a job.
Number 1 - Have a Basic CV on your drive. This will come in handy so you can apply for the job quickly. Every CV you send off to people should be tailored to them and having a basic one on your drive will allow you to quickly tailor to that particular job.
Number 2 - Make sure your references are up to date. I had the slight surprise when one of mine wasn't and I had to quickly ask for the updated info. I may also help to have more than two kept in a list on your computer so you can switch one out for another if the job is more in one industry than another.
Number 3 - Reread what you have written. I'm sure all of you at some point have written something and then later read it and basically gone "What did I write?". Wait a little time after writting it and then return to read it. This goes for spelling too.
Number 4 - Know the employer. NO I don't mean that you know each other, I mean know the company you're applying to. This will help tailor your CV to suit the company better and it gives you a hand if you get an interview later. Most company's have websites these days. Make good use of them.
Number 5 - Be fast. Just because the job advert says they will be looking for a month for a new employie doesn't mean they will. Often, once they find a good candidate they will just give the job to them. As soon as you see the advert, get your CV, show reel, and cover letter ready. Some times the job goes to who got there first, not the most qualified.
Number 6 - Be formal. This is the way you talk, dress and present yourself. Employers don't tend to appreciate how trendy you are or that you just back from vacation in your flip flops. Dress smart, do your hair, and be polite.
So those are some basic tips from me. Probably obvious but I thought I should mention them.
In personal news, it was my Birthday yesterday and I got cake. It was a Batman cake too! Should I feel guilty for destroying the Bat-Symbol? Meh, Gotham will have to do without for a while.
That's all Folks!
p.s. making an animation look good is hard enough without the eyelids going out of sync. I swear the rig is doing it on purpose to try drive me mad... and its working.
Hi, I'm Claude, head & creator of Adaptive Pixel. You might be wondering what brought you here and I'm here to tell you, it was a link. Here is where I will be posting what I'm currently doing and challenges I've done.
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