BBtv — Tyson Ibele, 21-year-old animation savant

Today on Boing Boing tv, we explore the work of award-winning, self-taught animator Tyson Ibele, who is based in New Zealand. In this episode, the 21-year-old artist explains that he taught himself animation during high school using free software freeware. He says:

I was originally introduced to 3d animation by a great
freeware program call Anim8or
way back in 2000. Soon after, I discovered a program called 3d Studio
Max and I have been working with it up to this point. I now work for a
company called MAKE.

So, I have several years experience with 3d Studio Max,
and am familiar with everything from modelling to texturing to animation.

Tyson offers advice for would-be animators among the BBtv audience.

Link to Boing Boing tv post with discussion and downloadable video. (Ed. Note: the "MAKE" in question is not the DIY craft publication, but a visual effects and animation studio, "Make Visual.")