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Old 02-11-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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hey got a question what would be required to become a professional using maya like as a job.
the best qualifactions needed etc, i thinking of taking some courses.
i have a friend who teaches lectures in computing (not maya) but he can get some good stuff for me. just need to know what to ask him .
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I wouldn't base your employment on a specific program

Most studios use various software, not just one. Some even use their own (non commercial) software.

Best qualifications? The best qualification is to be good. How you get good depends on the way you learn best. Do you need to be in a college like enviroment with tutors, or can you teach your self? Only you can decide whats best for you.

With regards to courses, it depends what you want to do (modelling, animation, texture, visual effects etc). Would you want to take a general computer graphics course, or say an animation specific class? Would you want to do a degree or a short course?

I personally think it's important that the course also emphasises art and design fundamentals as this will help you in almost every aspect of 3D.
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its best IMO to learn a bit of every aspect so that your not totaly in the dark on one particular thing, and you can excel in one particular thing. I myself concentrate mostly on actual character animation. But i still make sure i know enough of the other things (ie modeling, texturing, lighting) to not just be a 1 shot show.
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K thanks for the info guys im by no means ready for a a step toward a job but i just wanted to know some things, ive made my mind up this is there way i want to go. tired of been a bricklayer.!!!:zzz:
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