Computer animators work with computers to make their characters come alive. Many are cartoonists. Although they work with computers, that doesn't mean that they don't draw. A lot of computer animators draw their characters by hand and then plug them into the computer to make them act out their part in the movie or commercial or whatever they are starring in. Some computer animators design logos or graphics for the Internet or television. They also make brochures for companies. Computer animators who work in studios generally work an average of 40 hours a week. Some work longer depending on their deadlines for a project. They earn anywhere between $14,000 to $46,600 a year. Computer animators do sit in fromt of a computer screen for hours and may develop problems such as eye strain, sore backs, and carpal tunnel syndrom. To last in this field it is good to have a sense of color, a sense of balabance and proportion, and an eye for detail.
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