Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 2
This course will look in the fundamentals of modeling in Maya with an emphasis on creating good topology. It's aimed at people that have some modeling experience in Maya but are having trouble with complex objects.
# 1 31-05-2009 , 06:13 PM
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maya quick hints and tips


# 2 31-05-2009 , 06:37 PM
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with the shadows tip, your best off switvhing to high quality rendering as its only per vertex on std


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# 3 31-05-2009 , 08:16 PM
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I would say that saying "there is never and excuse to using ambient lights" is wrong. They have a lot of useful uses, but need to be at very low intensities.


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# 4 01-06-2009 , 04:00 PM
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ok, thanks, will make changes ASAP

# 5 01-06-2009 , 09:32 PM
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i didn't know about the [ and ] key for undoing camera moves...

nothing to say on your tips just on your format styles..

i'd make the subtitles look more like subtitles than your standard text. so make it bold or a font size 1 or 2 points larger

i'd also change the colour of the text to something darker....

are you using CSS for styling? you should if you aren't user added image




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Ive made all the suggested changes
Although I havent changed the headings because im not using CSS so it would take too long and in the summer holidays I intend to redesign my site anyway (using CSS this time too user added image )

# 7 11-06-2009 , 12:51 PM
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spellcheck!!!

i found several spelling mistakes :

4. should read 'off', not 'or'.

9. 'fragmented' and 'cause' are spelt wrong and hard drive should probably be 2 words.

10. lose the capital s in 'USe'.

also - i think you really need to work on your layout - it's just not very inviting or easy on the eyes - the first line gets lost in the grey background, your links kind of get lost in the blue and green and look too heavy compared to the other elements and the whole page seems pretty unbalanced.

sorry for the harsh crit, but i you said you were planning to redesign so figured I'd put it all on the table. user added image

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You're just in time, I was just about to start redesigning it
Im also using a new text editor that has a spell checker user added image
thanks, Ill make those changes on the new page

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Originally posted by elephantinc

Im also using a new text editor that has a spell checker user added image

Spell checker, thought you were an A* student.


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# 10 11-06-2009 , 05:16 PM
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I am, I just can't spell
luckily for me its not worth much in the english exams

# 11 11-06-2009 , 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by elephantinc
its not worth much in the english exams


Thats shocking and explains a lot of the suff I see on a day to day basis.


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# 12 11-06-2009 , 07:34 PM
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Its all about analysis and writing to argue/persuade etc now, stuff grammar
stuff from me or everyone? because I dont think that alone accounts for my diabolical spelling

heres what my site is looking like at the moment

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# 13 11-06-2009 , 08:19 PM
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Everyones, or I should say younger people. Spelling and grammar's going down the pan, which in turn makes it hard to argue a point using the written language, as if you cant spell or understand the grammer it wont make good sense and instantly makes the author look less credible. You dont get many academic papers with bad grammar.

Though I would take exception to people who english is not their first language, but maybe you can when you try?

Anywho, i'm old.

Not too sure about the colour scheme, too much of a contrast.


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gster, people who grow up with english as their first language can't speak/write/read english anyway...
people can complain that those who dont have english as a primary language don't speak it well, but in quite a few cases they speak it better than the natives... at least here anyway...

but... elephantinc...aren't you using a mac? everything is built with a spell checker... at least that's what it seems like to me... Firefox is highlighting everything now as i type...

yeah, i can't suggest anything to improve the colour scheme but it does look slightly childish (sorry, it seems like i'm calling everything you've done childish recently... i'm trying not to though... don't worry i don't think my stuff is impressive either :p)

no wait, it's not childish, it looks like medicine.... user added image




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Originally posted by Chirone

but... elephantinc...aren't you using a mac? everything is built with a spell checker... at least that's what it seems like to me... Firefox is highlighting everything now as i type...

Not quite, any programming/scripting things dont seem to because nearly every thing would be underlined

All my site designs tend to be deathly boring or really childish, i guess its not my forte

medicine?!

Oh, and im now using CSS for formating user added image


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