— Erik Nitsche
OKAY SO A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS
Back when I was in school for graphic design and I tutored people, a lot of people complained about not being able to afford software (because it is ridic expensive). Autodesk offers free software (with a 36 month license key), to ANY students. Want to learn how to animate? Go grab Maya and learn! Wanna learn how to model characters or just general objects? Go grab 3DS Max! Or maybe sculpting is your thing? Go grab Mudbox and have fun!
Or grab Sculptris.There’s a fuckton of programs to mess with and learn things, and no need to go waste time on a torrent.
The only downside to the license is it’s not for commercial use.
Technically you don’t have to be a student either and really who’s gonna knowbut it’s a great way to practice and learn something new! You are still allowed to showoff your stuff and throw it in your portfolio, so maybe one day you can get that animating job and not have to waste 3k on one program.
All those icons in that third photo? Those are all free programs/apps you can get. They’re all full versions, and come with tutorials from basic to advanced stuff. For both Windows and Mac too.
So go sign up and, go grab some stuff. There’s really no reason not to.
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Several pages of the first scene have been, as promised, modified to better suit the story. For your re-reading convenience, here it is in it’s entirety! (Or you can start reading here on the site.) Entirely new pages will commence next Monday, as per usual, picking up where we last left off.
Please note however, that H&J will soon be transitioning to a monthly batch update schedule. More on this soon.
Thank you everyone for your readership and patience, we love you! As always, if you enjoy the comic, share it with your friends!
A month and a half comic hiatus will give you such a crick in the neck, but we’re back, baby!
New H&J tomorrow! =)
The Gryphon and the Mock Turtle with Alice.