**A solution has been found!.. maybe. Feel free to read if you're curious about this post.**
So I’ve been animating with an extremely outdated software for years now. It’s nearly dead, and to make matters worst, the computer that I use for has nearly croaked as well. New computer can’t handle old software. So the obvious solution is to use a new program, right? Nope. You see, I was recommended ToonBoom’s Harmony and some other horse shit with an even forgettable name. One of them requires the “creative cloud” which is a concept FAR from my level of trust, but my main problem I have is a feature that both of these programs share. Monthly payments. Um, no. I don’t have a job and I don’t make any revenue from my content. Here’s a slick idea; why not pay a few hundred dollars for a physical copy of an animation software?! When did that stop being an option?! Hell, paying $600 for a damn disk is cheaper than monthly payments in the long run. I’ve looked and I’ve looked for Adobe Flash CS4 or something to that effect and it has disappeared from planet Earth. Why? Why do I have to deal with the bullshit of treating animation like it’s Netflix now? I swear, I can only find books and tutorials about the software that I’m looking for, I can’t find the real thing... so, can’t find what I’m looking for, can’t do monthly payments, and I certainly can’t pirate anything, I wouldn’t know the first step to something like that... I guess I’m screwed? Unless any of you have any suggestions.
**Again, a possible solution has been found. Rant over... kind of**