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Old 21-03-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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I am new to Maya and am curious if anyone knows if there is any classroom instruction available? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in Antioch.
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Old 21-03-2005, 09:38 PM   #2
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The San Francisco Art Institute offers bachelors and masters in animation and maya is part of the course... it'll cost you though
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There is a Short Course here in Melbourne (Australia) on Maya and its a 2 Day course in 3D Modeling and Texturing. Is it worth doing one of these short courses?

Course Content
· The ‘still life’ in the painting tradition
· Understanding key concepts; Cartesian
geometry, points and polygons, primitives
· Navigating the interface
· Breaking down objects
· Transforming and modifying geometry
· Polygons and subdivided surfaces
· Shaders and materials
· Textures and mapping
· An introduction to lighting
· Cameras and rendering

I'm wondering how much they could possibly cover in 2 x 6 hours. I'm guessing $450 Australian would buy me a fair few points on this site and I'm going to get more hours of training. Is the above a fair statement?

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Ran a quick google and it looks good for the bay area.

But one thing I found particularly interesting, the Maya Users Group. Wish there was one in my area.

http://www.macfilmmakers.com/community.html#mayaug

Network with these folks and you'll find where all the Maya hotspots are.
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