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Old 25-03-2003, 09:19 PM   #1
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I've been using lightwave , modeling for about 3 years now, and recently switch to using maya 4.5 in the past 6 months. My question is this, currently I live in CT , USA , and I am a computer programmer, but I love modeling and animating. Do all the small, medium or big size effects companies reside on the west coast or are there any local, especially to me here in Connecticut. I would honestly love to persue a career in this field and leave programmer in the dust =).

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Why woudl you switch to Maya? I personaly think Lightwave to Maya is a downgrade.
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Old 25-03-2003, 09:55 PM   #3
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I still am doing personnal projects with lightwave but i am trying to learn maya as well. Though the concepts of animation are similar the interfaces with light wave and maya are not. So just trying to learn both. But I agree with you , Lightwave is kick ass. The only thing i prefer in maya is the actual animation. I feel it is easier to animate in maya then it is in lightwave. But as far as modeling, lightwave beats maya handely

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Ultragames is just pulling your leg R3, hehehe.. good one Ultra

R3, if you want to increase your chances of making it in the already tough to get into industry, then you would need to move out here to the west coast. Not even New York has many places, buggest one there I believe is Blue Sky. There might be a few commercial or games studios nearby you, but not as many as there are out here. Especially if you want to do Films.

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majority are definitely in West Coast, but they have them all over the place, though.
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