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14-12-2002, 05:05 AM   #31
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Yeah.

It's all about pushing buttons.

I took a look at it and found that they tell you a lot about HOW to do something, but not necessarily WHY.

But I wan't really sure if my first impression was right, so I wanted to know if someone else knows the book.


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18-12-2002, 08:48 PM   #32
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Mastering Maya 3 might be a good one. The tutorials aren't very good, but it has a lot of in depth explanations of the whats and whys. plus you could pick it up used on the cheap.
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19-12-2002, 12:44 AM   #33
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books and resources
I have plenty of resources as far as books and dvd's about Maya. I'd agree with all whom said the Exploring Maya isn't that good. I find myself picking up Mastering Maya 3 a lot. I am also waiting for may Maya Savvy book from Amazon (I actually wrote Sybex and Amazon bitching at them about what a scam it is to advertise a book that in actuality could have never had anything done on it except some cover art...i mean damn, that book has been advertised on Amazon for over 6 months and the release date changed at least 3 times)...Another good resource is the web...you can find a lot of small tutorials in a very wide range of subjects for Maya all over the web. I like to use Acrobat to open some of these web tutorials and make pdfs from them so I can arrange them with other tutorials on my hard drive...of course these are all my problems that I shouldn't really bother you with.
later...good luck
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19-12-2002, 08:22 AM   #34
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Hi there guyz

What about the bible series, is it any good?

I kinda like it as I used them in Flash 5, and MX

I'm surronded by bibles though I'm a muslim

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21-12-2002, 11:58 AM   #35
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better publising company than bible series
Salam :
i am your muslim brother!
Bible series is really a big bull never buy,never ,never ,never,because these books are really bad
because i read several books of bible series,but always confused
buy the books of friendsofed
www.friendsofed.com
really good books if u really want to do some thing different!
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21-12-2002, 01:12 PM   #36
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Which is the best book for MAya
i think learning maya basic is the first step but some people can't adapt with new book. i just think old maya versions are very good for basics you may find it from somewhere in net
so we might get less head crashing about maya great funciton
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21-12-2002, 06:41 PM   #37
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Maya 4.5 Savvy is slated for release in january i think and will include projects for begginer and advanced.
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22-12-2002, 11:30 PM   #38
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May I remind people that language is to be curbed in here. Some people browsing the board are minors so let's keep it clean.

For the Bible series of books I think that your opinion is a bit harsh. Although that there are many books out there that are really not that great.....some of the bible series of books actually helped me quite alot and I am sure helped some others out as well.

It's not the opinion itself, it's the way it's conveyed to everyone else that I don't like.
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