Cg-Char was formed in 1996 as a way for 3D CG character animators and riggers to communicate about their craft. It started as a mailing list and as the number of subscribers swelled to more than a thousand, it morphed into a forum.
At its height of popularity, there were more than 5,000 subscribers from every corner of the globe and practically every CG animation studio in existence. The forums accumulated hundreds of thousands of posts. Many juicy bits of information from some of the best animators in the world. Some of the original members of Cg-Char went on to become some of the most well known animators, supervisors, and directors in the industry.
Cg-Char was founded and maintained by animator/supervisor Rick May (me). It was a non-profit adventure that absorbed countless hours of my energy. In 2011, I decided that it was time to move on. Family and life outside of Cg-Char was far more important.
While the forum no longer exists, the posts are still available. We are currently trying to put them together and make them available on this blog. Further, if you wish to join the Cg-Char linkedIn Group, please do. There are almost 5,000 members and we’d love to add you.
The forums made for some great times and I’ll never forget how much fun we had. Not only in the forums, but the Events we had at Siggraph that attracted hundreds of guests to hear incredible animators talk about their work on some of the most high profile projects. However, everything must come to an end. And Cg-Char came to its end in 2011.
Please keep in touch.