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Old 20-12-2002, 02:30 PM   #16
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My first 3D experience was when I bought a CD on a market-place in Tallin, Estonia, on a holiday trip. The CD was a very well made pirated copy of CorelDraw 7.0 (With the booklet and silver backside and a proper face (not printed on a laser/inkjet printer, but the real deal).

In this software package, there was a part called Corel Dream 3D.
I found out this almost a year after I bought the CD.

After reading (the stripped down) documentation on the CD, I started making spheres and cubes, and experimenting with raytracing and such, and that was when I got hooked on 3D.

Then I advanced on to RayDream Studio, wich was a MAJOR leap ahead, cause it had a timeline, and I could make animations!! [COOL].

After some friends of mine saw what I did, they suggested I should use 3DSMax (cant remember wich version they brought me) but it didn't seem to work, due to the fact that I wasn't using NT (wich I found out later).

In this period of time, I never had access to the internet, and was pretty much left to discover things on my own, wich I also did.

After some time, I got my hands on a (pirated) copy of 3DSMax R3, wich had no (little) trouble running in win98, and that was what really got me going.

Then, after reading some MAX tutorials and such, I came across some really neat 3D images and clips, wich was made my a new groundbreaking program called MAYA, and I leave it to you to figure out the rest

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Old 20-12-2002, 02:44 PM   #17
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Old 20-12-2002, 02:48 PM   #18
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For me, It was Jurassic park all the way.
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Old 20-12-2002, 02:49 PM   #19
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That probably seems alittle late in the game for you guys, but that came out when I was in 7th grade.
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Old 20-12-2002, 02:54 PM   #20
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i am in 8th grade right now....
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Old 20-12-2002, 03:15 PM   #21
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You suck. lol. THats great I didn't get to start working on COmputer animation untill My senior year, but I started working in the field durring my freshman year (in college). But, I still don't have a demo reel together Not enough time!
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Old 20-12-2002, 03:49 PM   #22
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tariqrf:

The software mentioned is no longer on my PC, and I've got a legal copy of MAYA, so there's no piracy on my 3D box anymore.
Even got a legal copy of Win2K on it.
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Old 20-12-2002, 04:30 PM   #23
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I have access to legal copies at school and at work
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Old 20-12-2002, 06:33 PM   #24
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I am 15 years old now..and i've first saw 3d and played with 3d with a program called 3DFx on a 150Mhz Pc and 1mb Graphics Ram!!!!
I stopped then because of my lack of knowledge on pcs and started now again.....

Have you heard of 3dfx?(i think that was it's name)
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Originally posted by TychoCelchuuu
You know it was a model, right?
I was going to say something, but I just didn't have the heart. I figured, if it gets them into 3D animation, let it be.
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Yeah, I'm old, but TRON did it for me, and then later, the Abyss.

Been in it ever since...
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Old 21-12-2002, 03:23 PM   #28
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it did take me a long loooong lloooooooooong time to get myself a legal copy of Maya 4 unlim.... damn!!! and 4.5's out... saving for that right now...

the first 3d app i used was 3DSMax 3(pirated )... got rid of it coz i felt guilty..... and then i got Maya 4 PLE.. then saved enough money for Maya 4 Unlim
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Linking Park!

Wow, look at the community. I am learning 3D because I am a video concentration and want to go to grad school to be the next David Meyer, director for many music videos like Pink, this band who sang Higher etc. His work is all 2D and 3D combined.
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When i saw toy story
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