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#21 MJP   Moderators   -  Reputation: 11844

Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:10 PM

No, not really. In fact I often have the opposite problem: I need to force myself to stop so that I can actually get some sleep.



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#22 Anri   Members   -  Reputation: 597

Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:27 PM

I've experienced burn-out recently by losing sleep over which 3D software to use.

I do have past experience with both Max and Maya, but I'm currently using Silo & Blender for my projects. I just cannot afford either Max or Maya, so I'm pretty much going with the attitude that I'm a programmer first and an artist second, and that it doesn't matter what I'm using at this stage so long as it gets the job done.

Now I don't feel so stressed out and its business as usual.


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#23 ISDCaptain01   Members   -  Reputation: 1443

Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

These kinds of questions come up regularly, and it always seems a little silly to me. Like going to mtbr's forums and asking, "After finishing the 800+ miles of trails known as Park City Utah, I felt like I needed a break. Whew. Im taking the next two weeks off before delving into Moab. My legs just feel exhausted and tired. Anyone else ever gone through this?  Need a break to refresh the legs before moving ahead?"

 

YES. Do something else for a while!

 

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#24 FableFox   Members   -  Reputation: 527

Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

I've experienced burn-out recently by losing sleep over which 3D software to use.

I do have past experience with both Max and Maya, but I'm currently using Silo & Blender for my projects. I just cannot afford either Max or Maya, so I'm pretty much going with the attitude that I'm a programmer first and an artist second, and that it doesn't matter what I'm using at this stage so long as it gets the job done.

Now I don't feel so stressed out and its business as usual.

Ha ha! Mine is Modo 401 (it was a gift) and Blender. Trying to save some cash for 701 now that it has CA and sound :-)


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#25 Anri   Members   -  Reputation: 597

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:22 AM

I've experienced burn-out recently by losing sleep over which 3D software to use.

I do have past experience with both Max and Maya, but I'm currently using Silo & Blender for my projects. I just cannot afford either Max or Maya, so I'm pretty much going with the attitude that I'm a programmer first and an artist second, and that it doesn't matter what I'm using at this stage so long as it gets the job done.

Now I don't feel so stressed out and its business as usual.

Ha ha! Mine is Modo 401 (it was a gift) and Blender. Trying to save some cash for 701 now that it has CA and sound :-)

 

Modo seems to be a favourite with modellers in professional circles.  It would be interesting to see where its CA tools go...^_^  Are you using Blender for CA in the meantime?



#26 smr   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 1682

Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:06 AM

Yep. I also program for a living, which makes burnout especially problematic since I don't have the option just to take a few days whenever I want to get over it. The only advice I have is to not put in overtime and get outdoors as often as you can. Anything you can do that is the opposite of sitting in front of your computer will help.



#27 ISDCaptain01   Members   -  Reputation: 1443

Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:37 PM

I don't know, I just feel burnt out in general now that I think about it. Last year around this time I was on the roll. I was acing all my classes, doing hobby programming, hitting the gym, and doing other activities as well. Now that's taken a huge slump. I don't do as much anymore, and brain cant focus as much. I tried opening my allegro book, but my brain refuses. I hate this lol.



#28 Memories are Better   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 769

Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:30 AM

It could be the work you are doing that is putting you off.

 

Back in my PHP days I was 'burnt out' often, I thought programming was a joke and the most depressing thing ever to do, now im,.. well let's just say I have a timer on my comp that tells me to eat, work out and sleep as it is very easy to fall in a hypnotic trance while programming.

 

I also avoided going to uni to study programming, once I got good at things I figured I would get that magical 'certificate' you hear everyone talking about, but was hugely put off by the syllabus (and the fact that Java was mandatory :P), I think if I went to uni I would have quit after a month.

 

My point is, it could very much be the work you are doing that is putting you off and not necessarily programming itself. Maybe it is time to move from Allegro to Prestissimo ;)






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