SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Lounges / Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge / New to maya and forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 20-01-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
alexsensai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default New to maya and forum

hey!! i wanna ask few questions, i want to start learning maya can any1 give me a good guide for total biggners or a site where i can start learning?
alexsensai is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to alexsensai For This Useful Post:
Old 20-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
bullet1968
Lifetime Member
 
bullet1968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,255
Thanks: 158
Thanked 651 Times in 621 Posts
Default

You are already here...LOL check out the video tutorials...lots of stuff in there. It depends on what you want to learn really....

cheers bullet
__________________
bullet1968

"A Darkness at Sethanon", a book I aspire to model some of the charcters and scenes
bullet1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bullet1968 For This Useful Post:
Old 21-01-2011, 02:26 PM   #3
Vortexx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 35
Thanks: 2
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Best thing I did was get a video tutorials. Then go over to books when you have the basics.
Vortexx is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Vortexx For This Useful Post:
Old 21-01-2011, 02:46 PM   #4
Gen
Moderator
 
Gen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,486
Thanks: 15
Thanked 641 Times in 564 Posts
Default

As Bullet pointed out, you're already where you need to be. Also, the community here is pretty helpful, and judgment free
Gen is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gen For This Useful Post:
Old 21-01-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
honestdom
The Nurb Herd
 
honestdom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London
Posts: 2,381
Thanks: 4
Thanked 298 Times in 288 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GecT View Post
Also, the community here is pretty helpful, and judgment free
i'll be the judge of that.
honestdom is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to honestdom For This Useful Post:
Old 21-01-2011, 09:22 PM   #6
bullet1968
Lifetime Member
 
bullet1968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,255
Thanks: 158
Thanked 651 Times in 621 Posts
Default

The Dom has spoken!

As Genny said, this is a damn good site, has all of the goods and lots of honest/helpful people in the community. I would check out a free tut...get the feel of it then head into the modelling section and do something like a low poly character to get the hang of the workflow. Or try the Spitfire tutorial which offers a large range of functions used in Maya and also UV mapping and texture techniques mate...thats the one that opened my eyes quite a bit and not too hard to do. The model is fairly simple and an aeroplane is pretty much I think an easier subject as we all kinda know what they look like.

cheers bullet
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	honestdom.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	4.9 KB
ID:	45763  
__________________
bullet1968

"A Darkness at Sethanon", a book I aspire to model some of the charcters and scenes
bullet1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bullet1968 For This Useful Post:
Old 24-01-2011, 07:13 AM   #7
sumith
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Maya: So you bought Maya or are you working with the PLE? Go through the tutorials, find other tutorials online but don't get too bogged down. Find a focus and stick with that for awhile. Look for projects, stuff you can create, things that have beginning and an end. Up the complexity as you see fit. You will not become a Maya generalist lickity-split, so find a spot 1st. I started with Maya 6 after having Lightwave 7.5 for several months. In reality I probably should have just stuck with Lightwave. I was "granted" a Maya license (long story) and when I determined it wasn't going to be perpetual I crammed, bought a couple of books and some of the training DVDs from what was then the Alias/Wavefront website and got all tied up in intricacies, nuances and all sorts of extra crap, like Python, I really didn't need to know about at that point. Big mistake but it taught me to how to slow down.
sumith is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sumith For This Useful Post:
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.