The next very important thing to learn on the road to becoming a 3D animator is loading reference images as backgrounds. This helps you with getting proportions right. If you are a good drafts-person, this skill will separate you from the rest. As drawing is a real help as an animator. Without drawing as a skill you are not as valued in the animation business as those who can draw. Drawing can be learned though and if you are keen to learn you should look at books like Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics. In this next step you will be able to import a reference image that will give you something to guide you in the creation of characters/models.
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