At 6/12/12 01:47 PM, Archxiao wrote:
Why are there "less" animators than Action Script "programmers"? Is it because there are actually less or they just don't care to be on forums?
I don't think it is because there are less animators.
Are you referring to how popular the programming forum is in comparison to the animation forum? I've always attributed that to the fact that programming can be very difficult and, while you can be creative with it, there is a lot to learn and there are very distinct 'right' and 'wrong' ways to program. Animating is a bit different. Once you know the basics of using Flash, you're off, and whether you animate well or not you can complete an animation.
So my guess is that people who animate don't feel like going to the animation forum for various reasons. Conversely, the Flash/Programming forums get a lot of people who often aren't even new to programming, but either have encountered a problem or issue and are asking for help, or they enjoy helping others who are asking for help. This doesn't happen as often on the animation forum it seems.