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Old 13-11-2002, 07:40 AM   #1
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any suggestions?

I have followed a few of the free tutes..

now where>?
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Old 13-11-2002, 07:57 AM   #2
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Have you done the tutorials in the online docs?
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Old 13-11-2002, 07:58 AM   #3
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where are they located?
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Old 13-11-2002, 08:38 AM   #4
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open maya and press F1,
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try this link I just found it a few days ago
Its not to bad

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Old 15-11-2002, 12:02 AM   #6
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sweet links thanks everyone..

heres what i have done so far..keep in mind i started 2 days ago

all with the inbuilt tutes so im sure most of you would have done these yonks ago



(i could have spent more time on shaping but im not woried about perfection at this point)
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Old 15-11-2002, 12:59 AM   #7
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Hey, that's not too bad for just 2 days! I used to teach Maya and you've done quite well. Keep it up and you'll be rivaling the best of us in no time!
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Old 15-11-2002, 05:22 AM   #8
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I only started learning Maya a few days ago also mate, i really advise watching some of the movie tutorials u can get here, and also on other sites such as 3dbuzz.com, they teach u everything from the absolute basics so its handy for us beginers.

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Hey all,

I am really new to the Maya world and must say thankyou to all those whe spend the time making these tutorials. I have to agree with the video's as a starting point. That way u are sure it is being done right lol. I have recently found this site and congrats to you, it is easily one of the best. very interactive.

Hope to be able to join ur comps and post soon.
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yup i also would have to say that nothign beats video tutes apart form one on one instruction
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heres my first self assigned piccy..Im starting with basic stuff so heres a bell..

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suggest learning shading, character modelling, skinning & skeleton, and then start modelling everyday things... might help
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maya is such a big program, I'm new to it and it is like greek to me, I've watched the tutorials that came with the program and stuff, all I want to do is draw my own stuff, it seems all I have a choice from in the menu are shapes like cylinders and spheres and such. how does that work? do I draw straight on a grid then convert it to wire frame?
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Like said before in this thread: try hitting the F1 key and take a look at the Instant Maya lessons?
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yeah mate, im the same, im a bit scared to just dive into making stuff at the moment incase i do it completly wrong and i should have done it a different way :|

but i think wreading more and watching more will get rid of that as i become more familerised with the interace
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