Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 07-11-2002, 04:28 AM   #1
Tolkien
Registered User
 
Tolkien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: California
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Hey Everyone, i'm new to this, any suggestions

I just started learning Maya three days ago, I can model most geometric figures, put them into motion, make them "jiggle" heh.

But what do I do next? Learn texture, layers, animation?

I'm new to this forum so if this question has already been asked a dozen times, sorry.

Can anyone post some links as to where i should start, tutorials and such. As i said, I just stated learning this, but I'm a quick learner. Thanks a lot guys.


Oh, what would be really cool, if someone would say "go here, learn this, and come back when you've done that" heh.

I'm always looking at tutorials, videos, and reading about it, so don't think I want you guys to do the work for me, just a point in the right direction. Thanks Again.
__________________
Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics, even if you win your still retarded.
Tolkien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2002, 08:37 PM   #2
Roman
Supreme Being
 
Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 1,123
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

welcome to Sm Tolkien.. :p

well what is your next step, is really up to you m8..
i mean.. ask yourself what you like most.. work on that.. and take it from there..

as for tut's and stuff.. you can always check the stuff what we got here at SM..

since you say you can model most geometric figures.. how about gettin' into more complex modelin'..

hope to be seein' you around man..
Roman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2002, 04:51 AM   #3
Tolkien
Registered User
 
Tolkien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: California
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ya, thanks, I'm trying do decide, because animation sounds like it would be a lot of fun. But I think i'd like to learn to model first :-p
__________________
Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics, even if you win your still retarded.
Tolkien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2002, 05:08 AM   #4
Saiyan
Registered User
 
Saiyan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Roman is completely correct.....once you feel comfortable enough you can branch out into anything really.......I am going to try my hand at dynamics/effects/textures......partly because I like making things look real
Saiyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2002, 08:36 AM   #5
Kevin
 
Posts: n/a
Default

welcome to our humble home Tolkien
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2002, 03:45 AM   #6
Maz
Registered User
 
Maz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Im in the same boat as u mate, just joined and ive been learning maya for a couple of days too.

Its funny, because u have idea's in your head of what u would like to create but u just dont know where to start first or which part to learn, if u get any good tutorials for us newbie's please PM me them as i could use some help like u, or else ill just keep an eye on this thread =].

G'luck mate

/Maz
Maz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2002, 03:51 AM   #7
adldesigner
Registered User
 
adldesigner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: CCS, Venezuela
Posts: 3,363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Hello, Maz

Maya´s learning curve actually isn´t that steep, it depends on how you tacle it. it does need quite a lot of patience. But you´ll manage First advise I can give you is, either try the lessons Maya comes with, or perhaps the free movies in the site, afterwards if you really want to crack at it, try the VIP ones, lots of info there. and this over-the-shoulder learning is actually quite effective.

Hope it helps...

and thanks for posting! Looking forward for more posts of you.
__________________
adldesigner
Caracas, Venezuela
Hell .. not gone perse, but with a certainly lower post count per day.

adldesigner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2002, 04:17 AM   #8
mtmckinley
The Maya Mountain
 
mtmckinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Also know that it takes TIME. 3D skills aren't something that you master in a matter of weeks.. or even months. But every project you do will be better than the last as long as you practice as much as you can.
__________________
-Mike
www.mtmckinley.net
The Maya Toolbelt
mtmckinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2002, 04:23 AM   #9
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Originally posted by Kevin
welcome to our humble home Tolkien
Sorry for the off topic post, but Kevin, I just now noticed your "no 1 flash fan" LOL!!!!! thats so great
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2002, 04:29 AM   #10
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Originally posted by mtmckinley
Also know that it takes TIME. 3D skills aren't something that you master in a matter of weeks.. or even months. But every project you do will be better than the last as long as you practice as much as you can.
Exactly.

I strarted 3d in 3D studio Dos, and then went to Max, then Maya.

The learning curve from Max to Maya was tough for me, because I wasn't able to spend a lot of my time with it, but now I work with it everyday.

It just takes time
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2002, 06:00 PM   #11
Maz
Registered User
 
Maz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yeah adldesigner ive been doing tutorials like mad, i found some great ones at 3dbuzz.com, they do some nice free cd's and tutorials, and ive been getting some tutorials from this site also, i find them to be quite a good way of learning.

I'll be here for a while seeing as im a newbie and ill be making good use of this newbie part of the forum, so ill see u around mate =]
Maz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2002, 09:00 PM   #12
Kevin
 
Posts: n/a
Default

welcome Maz! must of missed this post! thx for joining up
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2002, 01:20 AM   #13
Maz
Registered User
 
Maz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Np, hope to use this site for learning as much as possible, looks like its gonna be great for it, thanks Kevin.
Maz is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.