Does anyone deal with "automation skeptics" at work?
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- It's my sole justification for job security.Oct 29, 2012
exactly! but to echo what said, "Do it anyway" whenever time permits, or is made. Although they may seem uninterested, stubborn and stuck in their ways (thinking they've found the formula to success and it should not be changed),
"Every great idea is eventually the wrong idea."
If its a useful automation it will catch like wildfire.Oct 29, 2012
- Well by the end of it, we got management to agree that if someone did not use the exporter/procedures they would be warned.Oct 29, 2012
- We had a guy try to race it once in the beginning b/c he felt it was too slow (mobu automation can't run headless)... He's now one of the biggest supporters. Our largest push back is from those people who want to cowboy through the data, and don't have enough information on how our automation system works to use it and still be effective. Always our problem on a small team, balancing how much time coding and how much time documenting and educating.Oct 29, 2012
- I almost have the opposite experience at my studio. Here, automation is almost seen as a magic bullet, at least by art and production. On numerous occasions, I've gotten emails asking "hey, can you do something to batch this?"
Where 'this' is sometimes a completely art-driven process like tweaking textures by eye that has no place being automated.Oct 30, 2012
- In the studio version of the Total War editor (unfortunately, this didn't make the public release), I had a menu option labelled 'automagic level generator' that did this: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You UpOct 30, 2012