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Old Jun 16, 2006, 01:37 PM   #1
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Where to go for Maya

If any of ya'll could run off any resources/tools that have been particularly beneficial to your Maya advancement and learning...that would be super. Any books or online resources, free or for a nominal fee. I'll look through all suggestions so, lay them on me

Thanks in advance
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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Alias has a great set of learning DVDs: http://www.alias.com/glb/eng/learnin...ning_tools.jsp

The one that I got, Maya 6 Beginner Guide, was very well done and had me up and running in no time.. I felt like I was taking a class because I could work at the same time as the lessons. The DVDs aren't priced too bad either. Books are great but I would highly recommend the DVDs.
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 02:17 PM   #3
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My fav- High end 3D

Forums, Shaders, Galleries etc...
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/

And this gem I just came across-
http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=150

My tar made in Maya....(tiny version)
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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For DVDs these 2 sites are very useful

http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/

http://www.digitaltutors.com/digital_tutors/index.php

I like them better than the Alias DVDs. And as freeny said High End 3D is a great place for a lot of stuff.

Give yourself some time to learn Maya, it's not the easiest program to learn.


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Old Jun 16, 2006, 04:46 PM   #5
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Great thanks.

I took a class like a year ago and I'm just really rusty and I need some mad refreshers...along with some of the techniques that we never got around to...the important stuff.

anything else will be greatly appreciated. take care.
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Old Jun 19, 2006, 03:46 PM   #6
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...lance&n=283155

This is my personal favorite Maya book.

It shows you how to properly use just about every tool/function in easy step by step tutorials. If I ever forget how to use a tool or where to find a tool I just pull out this book and Im up and running in minutes. Occasionally Ill skim through it and find tools I didnt even know about or remember existed.
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