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12-30-2002, 04:00 AM
Anybody know much about it and if so, would you recommend it? Is it a 3d program or what? thanks
12-30-2002, 04:58 AM
its the program that made Monsters inc & Stuart Little...Its an excellent program, but it does take alotta schooling!:)
12-30-2002, 05:18 AM
im rolling a class on 3D Animations. and we use Photoshop, 3D's Max and Maya.
Maya is a DAMN SURE HARD program! too much script.. but again its very fun and unbelieveable. its complicated at first, but youll get use to it...
MAYA is a 3D program that IS BETTER runned in a computer that has more than 1.5 gigs of memory and with at least 2.2 ghz... i prefer MAC. cuz if not... your head will be BOLD! you have to wait for ages to get the greatest render results...
well, hope this answer you questions...
12-30-2002, 07:33 AM
just to add maya costs tens of thousands to buy and is one of the tools used in ice age
12-30-2002, 10:59 AM
don“t take it personal, but if you don't know what Maya is,
i conclude it's definatley not the right choice for ya ;)
i had a look at it to create some SIMPLE abstracts (*lol*) and it was very complex...
give 3D Studio MAX a try.
12-30-2002, 02:09 PM
thanks guys, I've got Zbrush which is pretty kewl. But I still have alot to learn with that as well as PS. Both programs make my brain smoke from time to time.
12-30-2002, 03:25 PM
if i can remember correctly, you can download a personal learning edition of the software itself. This move was proposed by the company such that end users who are interested can get a hands on on the software. But bear in mind it does not work with Windows 98 though....
one more thing to add.... the learning edition does not have an expiry limit like most software demos, but there is a BIG ugly watermark in the models u will b creating there...and it weighs like a whoppin 100+ meg...
orb of light
12-30-2002, 06:04 PM
Maya, 3D Studio Max and Lightwave are the three main 3d packages out there. Maya is the high end movie / Industril design package. With Max being used for games more than anything and Lightwave being used for just about every thing. Light wave is the easiest to learn, or that is what I found.
And a note to milagroman, a few months ago Mayas prices were slashed by 75% which makes it much more competively priced and cheaper than max.
If you are looking for a packge to start out on I would say G-Max or LightWave Discovery edition, both which are free then go on from there.
12-30-2002, 06:16 PM
If you plan on trying to eventually get work doing 3D and in particular 3D Animation then Maya is without a doubt the way to go.
12-30-2002, 06:22 PM
You might go HERE (www.highend3d.com) to see what Maya can do
12-30-2002, 08:09 PM
Just to add my 2 cents. I just started a course using Houdini which is supposedely the most powerful of all the 3D apps. I have played with Max and Maya and thought they were difficult till I came up against Houdini..it is completely different to work with but just working with it for a couple of weeks now can see why it's so powerful. Max and Maya are much more intuitive I think.
BTW Orb is correct about the apps and I think you can get G-Max for nothing but I'll have to check it out.
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[Edited on 12/30/2002 by Elgreco]
12-31-2002, 01:26 AM
you guys cant forget about FLASH now!
12-31-2002, 02:36 AM
From what I've heard, if you want fo get into 3D modeling commercially -as in working for a studio - you'd want to earn Maya, but if you want to learn 3D modeling for your own use - as in doing work for your own graphics company or your own personal use - I'd look at one of the other apps mentioned in this thread. Their a heck of a lot less money and all are very good apps.
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