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Old 03-03-2003, 12:40 AM   #1
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I'm fairly new to Maya. I just completed the bouncing ball through ring of fire lesson on the learning Maya 4 book. I just found this website. It appears that I have to purchase points in order to get tutorials. My question is this...I want to know if the tutorials take into consideration that Maya is the first 3d tools a person may have ever used. Do they teach you the very basics! that you'll need to know?. thx in advance
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Old 03-03-2003, 12:47 AM   #2
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There are many free tutorials too. Check them out and see for yourself: http://www.simplymaya.com/vip.shtml?...ee%20Tutorials
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Old 03-03-2003, 12:49 AM   #3
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No my friend ... you can take advantage of the FREE tutorials first.

only if you like them ( which you will ) you consider buying points
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Old 03-03-2003, 12:52 AM   #4
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Look at all the free tutorials first and you'll get a good idea about modelling...etc

btw: their video tutorials so you really just have to copy

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Old 03-03-2003, 12:57 AM   #5
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Wow! That was some quick responses! I'm loving this site already. I think I'm gonna buy $100.00 worth of points. I like these tutorials! Whoever decided to have these video tutorials was a genius! The written ones are ok, but nothing beats an actual demonstration
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Yea, you will be able to learn so much from the VIP tutorials. The UV Planar Mapping tutorial is awesome, the modelling tutorials are awesome.... well basically its ALL awesome! You can learn a lot of shortcuts and tools from the pros here at SM . By the way, you entered just at the right time.. if you want to use the tutorials and then work on a project, you should join this months competition, which has a noobie entry level so that if you join that, you will be competing with people around your level . You should consider it because its a awesome learning experience, no money to join.. nothing like that, just a lot of fun .
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Old 03-03-2003, 01:09 AM   #7
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Hello, if you want to learn the very basics of maya check out
this site *************************/digital_tutors/maya/

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Old 03-03-2003, 01:09 AM   #8
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I definitely will give it a try! Seeing as how I'm such a newbie, Does anyone recommend a tutorial I should start with?
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For here on SM a good tutorial to start with would be first off all the free ones (most of the modelling ones at least). Then I would suggest the Tie Fighter tutorial, then the Poly Head tutorial, and the a few other good ones to have is the 3 point lighting tutorial, and the UV Planar mapping tutorial. Sounds like a lot, but those ones are great starters .

BTW, if you do buy points, you will have them within the next couple minutes .
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When I was more of a noobie, I really enjoyed the simple man tutorial. It covers how to extrude faces from a simple cube to create the basis for a body.

The only problem was that Kevin used sub-divs to model it, which is only avaliable in Maya 4.0 Unlimited. I have Maya 4.0 Complete, so I ran into a problem. To get passed this, I figured out a way to simulate sub-divs. This process can be found in the help menu of Polygons>Average Vertices. Hopefully you have a version that has Sub-Divs.

http://www.simplymaya.com/vip.shtml?tut=29
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Oh, also, like darkware is saying.. the videos that got me on my feet were the Poly Extrude tutorial, the Poly Splitting tutorial, and then definately the Hand tutorial.. which really teaches a lot . Theres a free one on planar mapping im pretty sure, that is in the shark tutorial.. it teaches you a lot as well.
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Welcome layzahr.

Yeah you'll find that this site is awesome and very helpful.

Isn't it cool how fast people can respond to your questions? There's always someone here to help. Anytime of the day.

Enjoy the site.
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great! I am new here too,my friend tell me about here,so i come,the free tut seem very good to me.
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Old 03-03-2003, 12:56 PM   #14
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Thank you all! I appreciate it! Also, I've been trying to download the free software videomach. I can never seem to get through. It appears that there is some sort of bandwith issue. Does anyone know of a reliable site I may be able to get it from? If not, will any of you be able to email it to me? I hear it's only 1.5megs. Thanks in advance
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