I still meet people who think creating 3D animation is easier than filming the real thing. “But the computer does all the work” they usually say. Next time I’ll show them this progression breakdown of a scene from Disney’s Tangled. There are so many steps and iterations involved to just animate characters, and this is really just one part in the bigger picture, where shading, lighting environments and character animation rigs have to be created. Admittedly, there are scenarios where going 3D may be cheaper than filming, but when it comes to character animation this is almost never the case.