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Old 02-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Hi all. I'm a newbie and have a question about the best way to get into becoming a visualizer for architects etc.

I have been involved with photography, image retouching and photoshop for a good 10 years now and fancy a change of direction.

I've been reading lots of threads on here about how to start learning Maya (tutorials etc). But want to know if i'm headed down the right path.

I am always fascinated with the large posters with life like/photographic images of what a mall is gonna look like. I've always thought "i could do that". But now understand it goes a little deeper and 3D software knowledge is a must.

Is Maya and maybe Autocad all that i should start out with? Any tips would be appreciated.

Also i usually use Macs. But is it a PC based industry? Or does it not matter?
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:58 PM   #2
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If you want to do visualisation then it may be best having a look into 3dSmax, theres not difference in what the softwares do its jus that as a rule of thumb, its more widely used in the archvis area due to its inclusion of vray and a few more specailised tweeks.

What machine you sue wont make a difference with maya as it runs on both, however Max is PC only.
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