1. BH1053's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Jun 7, 2008, 7:12 PM - I love 3D! #1

    Well so far I have learned about polygon and nurb modeling, texturing using hypershade, hierarchies and dependencies, polygonal texturing and creating a skeleton for the characters. I'm starting on skinning, blend shapes, inverse kinematics, rigging and animation next. So far it is a lot of fun!!!!!! I love animation and 3D modeling; it has been my dream to do this and now I have the opertunity with my acceptence into the School of Communication Arts! (FYI I havent started school yet) We are moving in case I have to sacrafice my job for school, thats how bad I want this! If I could just get a game studio to pay me $35K a year for an intership life would be great! lol

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  3. TehEl1te's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Jun 8, 2008, 2:07 AM - Re: I love 3D! #2

    Haha, thats what I do! I'm going to school to learn how to do 3D model for games and such. We use Autodesk Maya. I modeled a Tie-Interceptor off of a little toy model, a locomotive from a tutorial on how to use Maya, A robotic hand (my own design and it is fully animatable), and a working jack-in-the-box. I love it! It's a lot of work to get proper geometry and such blah... and texturing can be a bit of a pain haha... but I love it! When I learn organics Im going to model Fett

  4. chansplace's Avatar
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    Jun 8, 2008, 5:08 AM - Re: I love 3D! #3

    I'm a 3D modeller and visualiser for an Architectural firm. Using 3DS Max alongside Autocad.

    I wonder how many other TDHers are doing this??
  5. I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Jan 2006
    Jun 8, 2008, 11:04 AM - Re: I love 3D! #4

    I've been 3D modeling for years now. My work can be seen in Maxis' SimCity 4. I've been using AutoCAD for my architectural work, and 3D Studio MAX for my 3D modeling. I never got into animation.
  6. Katua Fett's Avatar
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    Sep 2005
    Jun 8, 2008, 11:37 AM - Re: I love 3D! #5

    Yay 3d artist gather!!!! Im just about to graduate from Expression College with a BAS is Animation and Visual Effects. My main focus is enviromental art, texture and lighting. Ill tell ya what though, i hate rigging oh man. I mainly use Maya for all 3d work. Havnt really touched anything else though ive head 3ds max is great.
  7. TehEl1te's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Jun 8, 2008, 11:37 PM - Re: I love 3D! #6

    This is awesome! I notice a lot of people use 3D Studio Max. I enver got the chance to use it... How easy is it to use? I'm only experienced with Maya. I love it's Modeling that's about it...haha.

    Katua Fett, that's cool! Maybe I can make some models and you can texture em for me because I'm horrible at that haha...

  8. Thumper's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Jun 9, 2008, 9:59 AM - Re: I love 3D! #7

    I am a CG Artist (vauge title, I know) at a post production house and work with 3d Studio Max.

    I model, texture, and prep data for alot of advertising companies.
  9. Baddblood's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Jun 25, 2008, 12:44 PM - Re: I love 3D! #8

    I know you said you haven't started school yet, but I'll go ahead and post this because I noticed a few people said they're going to school at the moment.

    You folks that are in school need to network, network and network with everyone that you can, because these are the people who are going to look out for you and vice versa.
    Once you're out of school you're competing against people who have been in the industry for years, not only are you going to need a solid reel, but you're going to need people who will give you a vote of confidence.
    Trust me.
    A solid reel may land you a gig, but I've seen cases where people who aren't exactly the best qualified will get the job simply because they know someone. It goes a long way.

    Just remember, the first gig is always the hardest to get and you may have to live off of Ramen noodles while working a minimum wage job, just don't give up.
    Last edited by Baddblood; Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58 PM.
  10. CombatBaby's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    Jun 25, 2008, 2:04 PM - Re: I love 3D! #9

    i've been using maya and autocad for 6 years

    used to be really interested in programming games and stuff like that.
    now i don't care too much for it.

    i still program for work (service tech for an automation company)
    and i still do models for prop work.

    don't do anything with gaming anymore tho.

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