Well, to start off, I'm a 16 year old high school student, and as long as I can remember, I've always been interested in film, specifically to be a director. Film was all I wanted to major in when I got out of high school. I always thought it was my future, but never took any concrete steps to get there. So I enrolled in a summer course at a college in Chicago for Film, or so I thought. I had mistakenly enrolled in Animation/VFX instead. Instead of cancelling the class, I decided that I should go and try it out, because it wouldn't really hurt. After spending a week there and making a 9 second animation skit, I could not stop thinking about animation. Since then (It was about a month ago now) I have been experimenting and still trying to learn Autodesk Maya, and I am loving it. The only problem is, I want to do film as well as animation now in college, and I'm under the assumption that 3D Animators need to draw very well, and I just can't. I was wondering if anyone has any truth to that or not, and if anybody could recommend any books on Autodesk Maya for be to learn from. I was also wondering, is there a career out there that combines the job of an animator and film? My main point though is, do 3D animators have to be able to draw well?