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Old 28-09-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
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Question Just wondering?

How old was everyone when they began to learn Maya? And where has it got you today? I know every program Except 3d proggy's and start a Maya course at Alias in Toronto this winter. Just wondering where everyone is at.
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Old 28-09-2004, 08:43 PM   #2
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I started learning Maya in early 2002 when the school I was teaching at switched over. As for 3D in general, I started working in 3D in 1994. I was 19. Today, I'm working as an animator in the game industry.
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Old 28-09-2004, 08:44 PM   #3
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i got my hands on xsi demo when i was 21-ish... and i think i trashed it when i got it in the mail, but then i saw adds in a videogame mag that they use xsi in a lot of games... then that sort of sparked my interest in 3d. that was 2 yrs ago.
i've been using maya ever since.... and the 3d community is very small where i am, so all the support i had and trainning was mostly from forums and books.
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Old 28-09-2004, 09:28 PM   #4
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I started about 4-5 years ago i guess with Bryce and Poser and got into it. Went to Lightwave about 2 years ago... didnt like it. And went on to lightwave last year. So i guess i started around 17,18 years old. Now im 19... so not too long now.
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Old 28-09-2004, 11:08 PM   #5
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I started with Real 3D on Amiga 500... 1991, 15 years old. So after 13 years I should be good then... hehe.. but I have had some breaks for some years here and there, and only do this as a hobby. Started with Maya this summer, and I learnt more this summer than I learnt in the last 13 years regarding 3D. Probably cause of the excellent program and this excellent site.
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Old 28-09-2004, 11:35 PM   #6
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Started when I was about 19 in college in the year 2000. Work in a video game studio now and just wrote a Maya book.
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Old 28-09-2004, 11:41 PM   #7
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Started when I was 11. Started maya when I was 13. Im 13 now =)
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Started at age 19 (1991) in Infini-D on the Mac and AT&T Cyrstal Topaz on the PC. I started using Maya a little over a year ago.

I worked in the game industry, internet, and now I'm working on TV spots and some film work.
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Old 29-09-2004, 02:30 PM   #9
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first computere at 18
at 19 got maya and am currently trying to get better!!
im 19 now....
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Old 29-09-2004, 03:34 PM   #10
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I started 2 years ago (age 21) when I went to bournmouth and did the masters degree. Now working full time at framestore-cfc on my third movie (doom). Been using maya for 2 1/2 years now

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Old 29-09-2004, 03:59 PM   #11
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I was always fascinated by special effects and CGI in movies and actually only found out which programs were used to make it about 1 year ago. I decided I wanted to learn a 3D app in the hope of maybe making my own short or two in the future so i am learning Maya from books and tutorials and have been doing it now for 6 months. I am way too old at 42 years old to have aspirations of a career in 3D, only wish that when I went to college to get my qualifications as an electrical engineer way back when, that 3D was a career choice OH to be young again ...hehe.
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Old 29-09-2004, 04:27 PM   #12
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I am way too old at 42 years old to have aspirations of a career in 3D
you're kidding right? If you're good enough then no ones cares how old you are!



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It might take me another 5 years to get any good Alan ..lol
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lol I thought that too a year ago....
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Old 29-09-2004, 05:10 PM   #15
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cool, I got the PLE last year and have been fooling with tutorials off and on. I'm real excited to start this course, getting a nice new comp for it as well.

ps. im 24.
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