It's about halfway through my second semester at BYU ( aka awesome animation program school, aka where Don Bluth graduated from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Blut… ). I worked my buns off trying to get into this school aaaaand now I see why it's so hard to get into; the kids here are dang good at everything from mathematics to art D: There's definitely a lot of competition for the program, what with those aspiring to join having to be good at not only drawing but be good in CAD Maya and 2D animation principals. Only 1 in 3 students get accepted into the program, but a lot of students become interns at Sony, Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks. The campus is constantly getting visits from alumni that work for the big names like Hyrum Osmond (Donny and Marie's nephew - y'know, the guy who sang "I'll Make a Man Out of You"~), and other folks from WETA digital and Hasbro, even. The University got a nickname, "Shaderversity" because of all the Shaders the school pumps out that get picked up right in or out of school.
My first major assignment has been to construct a Lego minifig and put it in a nice BG~ should I get around to finishing it off on time, I'll definitely post it up here! Because I'm totally new to 3D modeling I'm a little behind some of my classmates, but I feel like my art experience is helping a lot with measurements/having that eye for what's what proportion-wise. Not so say I'm great at proportions with figure-drawing~ I seem to be very hit-and-miss when I'm not really focusing. Next step is to get into the 2D Intro course and after that it's all about polishing my portfolio and the big submission come April. If I don't make it in... weeeell I will probably need to rethink my life and probably jump into publishing online content like a Webtoon or something. Might try to go deeper into learning how to build VR environments for mobile apps; I have been on a Virtual Reality kick the past two years. I really want to branch into it because it is SO cool. Just went to a haunted house VR experience and it was seriously freaky. Oooooh man, I loved/hated it.
In non-schooly news, my waifu got herself a promotion at work and I'm very proud of her, I have been hand-sewing a warlock robe all month long in preparation for the big 31- my half birthday, mind you- and it's gonna be soooo cool huahahahaha. Totally going to DM in that thing.
Winter is coming up and it'll be the first time I've lived in the snow since I lived in Korea. Not looking forward to the white stuff, but I will welcome the fact that it'll be a dry winter and not a humid one.
That's about everything on my mind for tonight. To all those who read these, you rock! And I'm thankful for your attention and wish you well! Annyeong!