A lot has changed for Sonja Christoph since she last guested on the podcast back in 2019. A significant birthday prompted the talented CG generalist and matte painter to go freelance and start teaching her skills. At the same time, she’s working with her husband on a new mobile game — which has the potential to branch out into other mediums such as animation and graphic novels.
Sonja discusses the ins and outs of going freelance and working on her own IP, including how she’s learning new programming languages, completing paperwork to start her own business, and using tools to create content and capture motion. If you’re thinking about joining the great resignation and doing your own thing, this podcast is a great place to start.
3:54 What’s new in Sonja’s world
8:03 Teaching and using Blender
15:07 Creating a game
18:23 The mobile games industry
23:11 Encompassing many mediums
29:38 Advice for game developers
34:25 The economy of mobile games
43:31 Learning to program
49:46 AI-powered mocap
53:54 Thoughts on KitBash3D