Three simple words sum-up why I now prefer working with pencil and paper animation over 3D animation:
"Unrecognizable File Type".....it was only 2 hours of work, but the snowman was looking so good before Maya crashed and corrupted the file.
Also, the Maya on this campus crashes, freezes, and displays the rainbow-swirly of death(which means I HAVE to force quit the program) at least every 5-10 minutes(the teacher warned us that this Maya is buggy, he's completely right). I swear I wasn't asking much of the computer or Maya, I would normally just be scrubbing through the time line and poof---it would quit itself or display the infamous swirly. I cower in fear over what these computers are going to do when we actually have to RENDER something. I want to be back in the SOU mac lab now....
Time to go watch the new Office episode on youtube and have some dinner before going in for round 2.