I originally created this 3D animation using Poser. Afterwards I exported the output as a Flash file so it could be displayed in a web browser. To make the video you can see here, took me about 2 months to produce. From having an initial idea of what the video should contain, constructing the story boards for it, then learning the concepts of how to create animation using Poser (which was very frustrating at times) and the massive amount of time that was required for constructing it.
Rendering the video frequently took over 15 hours, so I often had to leave the computer at college rendering the animation overnight... Now, when I watch animated films or cartoons, I appreciate how much effort, time and group work has occurred making them. Companies like Pixar use 'rendering farms' which are basically a large collection of computers that have a sole task- number crunching. I reduced the duration of the word wizard animation for this website (60 seconds to about 18 seconds) as the file size of the original was massive and the quality looked very amateurish. The video length, showing on my website, was sacrificed so the quality of the final product could reflect some of the effort I made!