Dark Side of the Sun

Monday, March 16, 2009

CG Tutorials - video or text?

A question for all the CG artists out there:

What format do you prefer for tutorials:

A. Video
B. Text and Images (webpage, pdf, doc...)

I have a couple of ideas for some interesting tutorials I could make, but I wonder which format would be best, and I would like to know your opinion.

Please answer in the following poll, and feel free to elaborate and argument your reasons on this post's comments.

The poll is now closed, with the following results:

Question: "What format do you prefer for CG/VFX tutorials?"
1. video: 85 votes (70%)
2. text and images: 25 (20%)
3. it depends 12 (10%)

A pretty interesting result. I did expect video to win, but there were some very good arguments in defense of the basic text+images tutorial. In the end the most reasonable answer seems to be "it depends"... depending of the specific subject of the tutorial, a medium or another is more suited. In some cases, even a mix of video AND text AND images seems to be an interesting hybrid solution to try out.

Thanks to all of you who participated!