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Old 08-10-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Question Where'd "MAYA" come from?

Just wondering if anyone knew where the name came from.
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the ancient mayans of south america. im pretty sure they used that name for the software because both were influential and ground-breaking in there ideas and tools and stuff. it all comes down to the term "advanced" which maya is, and so were the mayans.



if that made sense, haha
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I think its some sort of hindu thing, think its in a book ive got "maya Killer tips"
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Edit - means illusion in hindu
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Lol sounds about right.
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Ah, that makes perfect since. I guess Autodesk means 'mo money.'
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:43 AM   #8
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Autodesk = No money LOL thats funny!!

Anyway dont bite the hand....

Maya has got a couple of meanings, it really depends on where you are from, The Hindu one which Steve mentioned already, also it has another meaning in Hindu too its the name of a godess and is the same in roman as well.
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I always thought that the name 'Maya' refered to two things: The Sanskrit word meaning 'illusion' and the concept of illusion in Hindu and Dharmic philosophy. Its a fitting name in my opinion.


Anyways, this reminded me of something. How do you pronounce 'Maya'? Me and and friends always say it like this: 'May-a', but the people in tutorial DVDs and a couple of other people I know say it differently: 'My-a'

Which one is the right way?
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Think that might be the slight differences in american and english, In a product demo by Autodesk the guys there all called in My-a, where as in quite a few American tutorials ive herd it refered to as May-a, then again ive heard both in both english and american!

Bit like Zee brush and Zed brush for Zbrush

haha, well thats my take on it anyway!

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LOL yeah...

I've always said it My-a and Zee brush

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Yea rofl i say zee brush and my-a.
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Yeah but being English I think people would expect me to say the opposite, maybe its my Grandfathers side coming out (American):bandit:

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Where'd "MAYA" come from?
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Power animator...LOL very good and very true!


Nice one
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