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Old 06-01-2003, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default just wanted to let everybody know my views on a gnomon video.

Yeah so im watching the intro to maya video right now, and im almost half way through it, and I am amazed at the progress im making! Im learning all the basics and alot of hotkeys. I think this video is really going to help me get a good foundation with maya that i can build up with :p :p . The way that it teaches you, is... hmm. lets say they were teaching you the alphabet ... well first it will teach you what a is, then how to use it, why its there, and other ways to get you to a. nexed it will teach you all about b. and then combine a with b. then it will teach you c and add b and a to it. ect.. untill you learn all about the letters a through z and how to use them together to create.. err words? haha, excuse my cornyness.

so overall i would rate this gnomon video a 10 out of 10, and recomend it for all beginners who know nothing about maya. although the dvd is 40$(wich isnt thaaaat bad, its only 20$ for the vhs

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edit: ahhh! i meant to put this into the Maya Basics & Newbie Forum! is there any way to move it there?
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Old 07-01-2003, 12:58 AM   #2
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That's quite an inviting review. Has anyone else seen these here that can comment on them? I have looked at their website and considered getting that intro package.

I am just starting Maya Fundamentals and so far it's working out good for me. But I am always looking for more....
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Old 07-01-2003, 06:08 AM   #3
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It was just $40? Last I saw it was in the $60-75 range. lol
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$40... is that $US?
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Old 07-01-2003, 03:25 PM   #5
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Yes actually You will hate me when I tell you I have 21 of them I bought the vhs out of gnomon's bargin basement when they went to DVD and only paid $420. for all of them.
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Old 07-01-2003, 03:35 PM   #6
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Old 07-01-2003, 03:42 PM   #7
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I've seen people selling used ones at highend.com for about $40. Isn't it kind of a pain in the butt to go back and forth between watching the VHS and working in Maya...lots of rewinding. Though, I suppose with today's tech, it'd be just as easy to capture it to avi or whatnot while working.
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No I actually capture these to my pc and convert them to DV then I can either watch on my pc or burn to dvd.
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Old 08-01-2003, 12:43 AM   #9
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dam I wish gnomon advertised us as much as we advertise them!
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haha, geez. sorry if im putting your sight down or anything :o

But if it will make you feel any better, this is the best maya forum i have ever been to!
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Sorry Kevin
But I love this site TOO!
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No doubt. I practically live here.
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Old 08-01-2003, 09:21 AM   #13
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lol, I was only kidding guys.... I done a quick search through the main database and the backed up one and found over 300 references to gnomon / buzz..

maybe I should start asking them for some dosh - I guess thats why gnomon have a closed forum LOL - but then again when I search through buzz I find a lot on SM to (now that is fine haha)
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Gnomon has a closed and almost dead forum, which is kind of sad I know 'cause I'm member there too. Then again, it's easier to catch up with only one forum
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yes its not so much a community forum but more of a "help" forum if you need help with any of the tutorials while you are a member.

This is what we are going to do with simplylightwave.

There are pros and cons of both really:

The bad part is that you have no community and dont meet up with to many people.

The good points is that posts there are strictly to do with the site and if someone requires help then the help would probably be easier to give as you have no large community to look after and maintain - also you could do lots more free videos as you are not using loads of bandwidth on a board.
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