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I think the public needs to understand more about this 3D graphics.
CG Animation is the next big thing in Visualization outside Virtual Reality. I think Africa is ripe for such but one of the major challenge is Hardware investments. The hardware required for animation is capital intensive. Financial support from Small Business Enterprise initiatives would be a much welcome development. But because it quite often misunderstood for cartoons. Business viability often appears to inconsequential or even non extent.
We can wait for people to throw money at us or we can make smarter choices regarding hardware and software.We can't adopt the same software as the big Hollywood studios where the average VFX shot cost around $40,000(the budget of an entire movie around here) in our underfunded industry without taking a serious hit in output quality.I adopted a gpu accelerated workflow to allow handle small to medium scale shots at a fraction of the cost it would take to setup, license and maintain a render farm. On my last project I rendered cg cars with over 3 million polygons, multi layer materials and 4k textures in less than ten minutes per frame.If you've ever tried to render cg cars you can understand how much time and money was saved with this technology. Whether you can render a shot in a matter of hours or over a couple of days or weeks determines how relevant your work is to a time and cost constrained production.We have to be innovative with our software and hardware choices and take advantage of the latest advances in software and hardware engineering if we want to be relevant to an underfunded industry like Nollywood, it's the only way forward because if we want to wait till movie producers have millions of dollars to throw at us, we might have wait for a really long time for that to happen.