I'm new to 3D Animation and Modeling and I was hoping a more experienced practitioner could help me with some questions I have. I've decided to jump right into learning instead of waiting months until I can start taking my Multimedia classes. I've been testing out various programs, researching, practicing, etc for about a month now, so obviously my knowledge is limited to say the least. What I would like to know is:
1. Is it possible to design characters without modeling?
2. Can sculpted hair be animated?
I don't plan to go into making video games or anything, I would just like to learn so that I can make my own videos. So I guess that would make me a hobbyist? I was planning to make characters, environments, etc and animate them in Source Filmmaker to use for my own personal projects but if I can do this better/faster with zbrush as opposed to modeling I would love to. Thank you to anyone that offers their knowledge and wisdom.