Maya 2020 fundamentals - modelling the real world
Get halfway through a model and find it's an unworkable mess? Can't add edge loops where you need them? Can't subdivide a mesh properly? If any of this sounds familiar check this course out.
# 1 16-04-2014 , 02:07 PM
Jay's Avatar
Lead Modeler - Framestore
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 6,287

Small Announcement

Hey all

I thought I would take this opportunity to make an announcement here on Simply Maya as its probably the only 3d related site I actually frequent . David and Nilla and small handful of 'close' members have been aware of this news for sometime now...but anyway read on

So...Ive been been doing 3d since around 1997 and a member of Simply since around 2003, and Ive seen member come and go, and over the period of time Ive done tutorials for this site and Ive also bounced around studios in the industry a fair bit, been out of work and so forth...but since working in Dublin as head of modelling things have really picked up since being home here in the UK. Ive since worked as a senior modeller and Lead Modeller at Reliance/Digital Domain on Enders Game, GI Joe 2 and Michael Bays Black Sails and more recently Ive had the opportunity as a senior modeler to work at Framestore on Robocop, Jupiter Ascending (as a modeler and creature td) and for the next month Guardians of the Galaxy.

After this stint finishes at Framestore I am really happy to say that I will be heading on to pastures new and fulfilling a (thus far) life long dream to finally go and work and the newly set up Industrial Light and Magic studio here in London.

What projects I will be on is anyones guess right now, but theres a few big things in the works, and Im sure over time I will be able to let you know or the internet will tell you before I do user added image

So anyway I wanted to share this with you all now that I have exactly a month until it all kicks off....I hope sincerely new and older members can be inspired by this...

now for the hard work....


# 2 16-04-2014 , 03:51 PM
PixalZA's Avatar
Lifetime Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 525
ILM !!! Congratulations.

Earth: The crazy asylum of the universe.
# 3 16-04-2014 , 04:40 PM
Gen's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,522
That is really awesome news! Just know you will be bugged more frequently now! user added image

- Genny
::|| My CG Blog ||::
::|| My Maya FAQ ||::
# 4 16-04-2014 , 04:53 PM
Jay's Avatar
Lead Modeler - Framestore
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 6,287
Thank you guys, I probably will be LOL, but hey its good to help out when i can....

Im like a child right now!!! very excited...


# 5 16-04-2014 , 04:57 PM
tweetytunes's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bolton - UK
Posts: 2,457
Thats a small announcement !!!

Well done man - Good luck. It nice to see someone who works hard at his craft still have time for everyone here at the site. From vets like me to newest of noobs you can often find a post from Jay giving a hint or two.

# 6 16-04-2014 , 05:12 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hastings UK
Posts: 895
Awesome stuff Jay! Great to see your hard work paying off!

# 7 16-04-2014 , 05:23 PM
daverave's Avatar
The thin red line
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: England
Posts: 4,472
Good luck.........dave

Avatar Challenge Winner 2010
# 8 16-04-2014 , 06:20 PM
sampson01's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Williamson, WV
Posts: 121
Congratulations Jay! That has been my fantasy job since I learned what it was a few years back. You'll have to keep us all posted with how it goes. Hard work definitely pays off. (Noticed your now a stormtrooper instead of batman...)haha!!

# 9 16-04-2014 , 07:14 PM
Jay's Avatar
Lead Modeler - Framestore
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 6,287
Thanks to all, I had to let you know, Ive been on this forum with a few of you for a looong time and we have all had our say in one way or another so I really had to share this. As I said a few others have known for a while Dave and Nilla, Bullet and also George Waldren (aka Legend of Zombie) and Next Design....

Hehe Tweety only a little one LOL

I'll still be dropping in with my own work..hell, I have a P51 thread going on in here and that needs finishing...I still have tons of stuff I want to do and share so....

cheers for now

# 10 16-04-2014 , 07:34 PM
David's Avatar
SM Tea Boy
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Prague
Posts: 3,228
Hey congratulation again mate, glad you finally got to make it public.

Now you need to tell them you won't be able to start till you've been back to Prague user added image

All the best

From a readers' Q and A column in TV GUIDE: "If we get involved in a nuclear war, would the electromagnetic pulses from exploding bombs damage my videotapes?"
# 11 16-04-2014 , 08:00 PM
Jay's Avatar
Lead Modeler - Framestore
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 6,287
Thanks Dave!!!

yeah I gotta get to Prague mate....havent seen you for ages!!!


# 12 16-04-2014 , 09:38 PM
ben hobden's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Posts: 1,162
No way user added image!

Congratulations Jay ...

Great News! user added image

CGI Artist - Data Model Specialist
# 13 16-04-2014 , 10:12 PM
Jay's Avatar
Lead Modeler - Framestore
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 6,287
Yes Way!!!

cheers Ben


# 14 17-04-2014 , 01:41 AM
NextDesign's Avatar
Technical Director
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,988
I was wondering when this was going to be posted! Again, great job mate. (Pun intended) user added image

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
# 15 17-04-2014 , 04:45 AM
Juanpax's Avatar
Having Fun!!!!
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 157
Wow!! Congrats and thanks for the tips and sharing your knowledge with us. I wish success to you and all of us, keep it up!!! user added image

Posting Rules Forum Rules
You may not post new threads | You may not post replies | You may not post attachments | You may not edit your posts | BB code is On | Smilies are On | [IMG] code is On | HTML code is Off

Similar Threads