I am super excited to finally be writing this!
The platform at talk.bindpose.com is now live and open for everyone! There probably are some bugs as it’s still rough around the edges, but most importantly we can start using it!
So head over there to register and start asking, learning and talking about the cool rigging topics you are interested in!
Firstly, I really want to thank everyone who subscribed and now registered to use the website. If we want to have an online rigging community we all should do our best to make sure it’s alive and kicking. So again, thank you to all who supported this endeavour!
The platform has been running hidden for about a week now with no more than 5 people on it and already I have found out ideas that are beneficial to my rigs! Big thanks to those who weren’t scared of the blank page and came in early on to get some content running!
Most importantly, I wanted to have an active rigging community, so I can pick the brains of people way smarter than me and learn as much as I can directly from them.
That being said, the idea of sharing my knowledge as well has always been an exciting one for me and that is why I have started the blog as well. The thing with a blog is that it is quite one-sided, so it is nice for showing and sharing ideas, but not great for starting a conversation and hearing different opinions on them.
Having opinions that are never challenged is dangerous. Going through your rigging career without checking your premises would put you in a disadvantage to people who do. In an industry like ours everyone knows how important feedback is. Therefore, I wanted to have a place where people are welcome to criticize my ideas and more importantly, a place where I can easily see that criticism.
Just chatting and lurking
Additionally, I really like rigging, but it’s a niche topic, so finding people to talk to is tricky. And I do really want to talk to people about it, even outside of my professional interest!
I tend to spend a big portion of my free time reading (lurking) through Hacker News and various subreddits about things that interest me. I’d like to be able to do the same with rigging.
I don’t know about you, but I always get excited about people sharing their tools. Granted most of the time it’s things that pretty much everyone writes for themselves and they often have horrible interfaces, so I rarely if ever use those tools, but even just seeing them is inspiring. The fact that there are so many people out there working on these things and sharing them is kind of cool.
My hopes are that if we have a place where people share their tools, we have a place where we can always look for references when building our own ones and hopefully inspiration. I would really like to see more cool tools and I feel like talk.bindpose.com can help!
Additionally, if you are trying to sell your tools, it would be handy to have a place where you know riggers hang out. And if your tool is any good, people will be happy that you posted it.
All in all, I think if we have all that, it will inevitably lead to us improving as riggers, while having fun hanging out with like-minded people!
So head over to talk.bindpose.com to become a part of that place!
Again, thanks to all who supported this!