Think for a second about how remarkable this is. When it comes to art and design, I am your Average Joe. I have only rudimentary sketching and visualization skills, and precisely zero experience with CAD software that animators use to craft Pixar-like animals. Yet in less time than it takes to drink a cup of coffee, I had created a completely awesome-looking 3-D creature.
Spore’s Creature Creator, in other words, is doing something quite interesting and unexpected: It’s de-skilling 3-D design.
I say de-skilling in the positive sense. What I mean is that Spore is democratizing the art of 3-D design.” —Games Without Frontiers: ‘Spore’ Releases the Pixar in You