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Old 29-09-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default What got you into 3d?

I'm just curious as to why everyone is here. For me, it was two things. I graduated college with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and I became pretty good at SolidWorks (3D design application used mostly in engineering). I've used it nearly every day at work for the past two or so years. I've also been a HUGE fan of Star Wars since I was a little kid. So it would be nice to eventually transition into a company that provides animation, visual effects, etc.!

What about the rest of you?

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Old 29-09-2007, 06:21 PM   #2
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There’s already been a topic like this (but with more things):

http://forums.simplymaya.com/showthr...threadid=26329

It hasn’t had any posts in a while, but it would be nice to see some new ones.
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ahhh this has been asked before but a new one is always welcome.

Okay, first and foremost Star Wars (the original) I was there man! And I am lucky enough to say my Dad worked on the first three at Elstrre Studios in Borehamwood where some of it was filmed. I was very taken with visual effects from an early age but alas we couldnt afford the film schools by the time I was old enough. But some twist of fate has directed me to 3d...so now maybe I can get in to film or games at last! even at my age!

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I'll have to say I started 3D graphics becuase of computer games and movies. Do you ever say to yourself 'I can do better' when playing a game and coming across a not so well done model?

I also started becuase of two things: I was looking through magazines at the newsagents and I saw the december 2004 issue of computer arts that had free but not so good 3D software on the cover disc. It was cheap and I was bored so I bought it went home and made a really dodgy looking temple, which was an idea I had for a long time for some story that evolved from day dreaming in some boring class.

After a while of not doing anything but moving cubes around, I was on the net typing in random stuff and I came across Ray Caesar's work which is probaly some of the most wonderfully strange things I've ever seen. And then I found out that he used Maya. Since I've done all that could be done with the free software I got Maya and since then I've been slowly learning how to use it.

Hope I didn't bore everyone
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I sort of just wandered into it and got hooked.

A few years ago I started playing with Photoshop which led me into making silly little animations using Image Ready.

In one of my photoshop magazines I was following an illustration tutorial which used poser and was intrigued by the 3D-ness of it all and wondered about the posibilities of making 3d animations at home. Next stop Maya and a degree in computer animation, who knows what will happen next!

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