This is on the GNSI Forum. Can someone offer some advice? These are big questions, so just tackle a
piece of it. If you post it here, I will copy it over.
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Hello! I know this is a forum for scientific illustrators, but I was wondering if anyone here does
scientific/medical (what's the difference?) animation, or knows anyone who does. I am considering
transferring out of my animation-specific college after one year of classes because I miss learning
about biology, my second passion. This is a big decision for me, though, since I love 2d and
character animation, and I know that scientific animation would be far less creative, though -- I
hope -- still rewarding, and seemingly very interesting and fulfilling. I was wondering, though,
what exactly scientific animation entails? How much creative freedom do you generally have? Do you
work largely in 2d or 3d, or is there a mix of the two? What kinds of clients do you work for, and
are people typically freelance or bound to one specific company? How did you get to this point - a
major in biology? minors in art or animation? graduate programs that are more specific?? Any details
you can think of about your day to day workflow and path to this career would be greatly appreciated
in helping me make my decision.
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