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    In need of help!

    Ok before you jump on me saying i should read the relavent sticky i have and couldnt find a link that suited my needs. So please be assured I have looked before i posted

    Ok what I looked for/need is a tutorial web site that will let me learn how to use Maya 3D Studio Max. I've just downloaded the tutorial edition from the official web site and im buggered if i know what im doing. So if some nice people out there could point in the right direction of finding a video/e-book etc on using Maya (preferably with a mini project so I can map my progress) that would be fantastic).

    Also I've just started getting my hands wet with creating and designing maps for the likes of Unreal Tournament (I want to be a future games developer) so if anyone could give me a link to a web site that offers textures and other bit and bobs to use in the unreal editor that would also be great.

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    Try digital turors website-u can buy every kind of tutorial from them,i have one and its excellent-you can even see clips before you buy.Customer support is excellent too.
    http://www.digitaltutors.com/digital_tutors/index.php
    Also try gnomon workshop dvds http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/
    thers free tutorials on there too.
    Also try cgtalk forum for tips and ideas http://forums.cgsociety.org/

    Hope that helps.

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    yes it dose thank you. thou you wouldnt by any chance know where i could get a hold of a copy of Maya and Z-brush cheaply would you?

    Im a poor student, £2000 is more than what ill be making this year. so to spend it on one program is a little much lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivebybaptism View Post
    yes it dose thank you. thou you wouldnt by any chance know where i could get a hold of a copy of Maya and Z-brush cheaply would you?

    Im a poor student, £2000 is more than what ill be making this year. so to spend it on one program is a little much lol
    Maya used to make a community version that you could use for free - it had restrictions that kept you from being able to do full resolution output, but it was sufficient for learning the product.

    Many schools have programs where you can buy software at greatly reduced prices, also, so you might want to check with your school bookstore also.

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    god to be in america where such things exist lol

    the college im at is just poo! i think it was built to keep all the teenage mums and "young hooligans" off the street =I

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    i know technology and computers are the in thing right now, but have you ever concidered buying good old fasioned paper style book on the subject, theres plenty around, just search in the amazon website, to see. And if your still confused, check out the "inside" series, i bought "inside lightwave 6" a few years ago, a very good book, it had basicly everything i needed to know as a beginner and probably suitable for an intermediate. Ye, i know it can be expensive, but if your realy serious about learning a subject, in the long run its well worth it.

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    Many of the books also come with trial or community versions of the software, so go check your local bookstore..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlamarche View Post
    Maya used to make a community version that you could use for free - it had restrictions that kept you from being able to do full resolution output, but it was sufficient for learning the product.
    Maya PLE, It's still available and it's still free.
    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...112&id=7639525

    There definitely wasa demo version of Zbrush but I can't find it on their site so maybe not.

    If creating game graphics is what you want to get into Polycount is a good site.
    http://boards.polycount.net/ubbthreads.php
    Last edited by Flake; October 11th, 2007 at 02:37 PM.

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    3d Max used to come with help docs, they have some pretty good getting started type information. This site has some good student discounts I am not sure if they ship oversees or not though www.journeyed.com
    Also you’ll probably want to check out http://forums.cgsociety.org
    They have pretty much everything under the sun and moon about 3D in general.

    Good luck!

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    And if you really can't afford any of these options, there's always Blender 3d, which is a very capable 3D package which is free and open-source. It's a very viable option, even if it isn't quite as good as Maya:

    http://www.blender.org/

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