(Computer Geeks) Keywords: programming
I was thinking of heading over to the local computer show this weekend and picking myself up a copy of Flash 4 or (if they have it) 5. I tried Flash MX but never even got to use it because it kept freezing my computer so I had to uninstall it.
I got this computer on my 15th birthday, and I upgraded it to a (very crappy) ATI RADEON 9200 PCI graphics card. And I'm planning to upgrade the RAM, but not any time soon.
I'm not taking up animation as a job or anything. Animation will be a hobby. I'm thinking of going into something like computer programming or something underground like a government watchdog group.
Besides, I doubt many companies use Flash as an animation tool like they use C++ for game programming. So yeah, it's best to start with the basics before stepping up to the big leagues, or else you'll be repeatedly smashing your head against a brick wall.