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alindem_1
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Registered: ‎12-04-2007

Getting started

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12-04-2007 01:55 PM
I am a drafter who is experience in AutoCAD 2008 and have been learning Autodesk Civil 3D 2008 the past year. I have created many 3D objects with both programs and have always wanted to do more. How would I get my foot in the door with working with the 3D animation field. I have looked online but a little lost at where to start or how to get started. I know it would require learning a new program and doesn't bother me at all.
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Steve_Curley
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Registered: ‎08-07-2007

Re: Getting started

12-04-2007 05:11 PM in reply to: alindem_1
How about downloading the trial of Max and playing with it? There's no way to get a feel for a program other than actually using it. Make sure you get the Tutorial files as well - and do them!

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/mform?id=10083915&siteID=123112

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alindem_1
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Registered: ‎12-04-2007

Re: Getting started

12-04-2007 05:34 PM in reply to: alindem_1
That is a fine idea and I will do that but where would I go after I'm done playing around. I'm looking into changing my career.
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Steve_Curley
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Re: Getting started

12-04-2007 05:43 PM in reply to: alindem_1
There are many uses for 3d - from TV Logos to Games to Design Visualisations and so on (and on and on).

You need to decide which area you want to work in, then create a "showreel" of your work (to impress prospective employers). You won't be able to do that until you're comfortable with the software. Others here may (will) be able to give you better advice (regarding jobs in the 3D arena) than I can.

Max 4.2 through 2014 (SP5/Ext1), Composite 2014.
XP-64 (SP2). i5-3570K @ 4.4GHz, 8Gb Ram, DX9.0c. (Currently trying to tame W7 enough to make it usable :smileywink:)
nVidia GTX760 (2GB) (Driver 327.23).

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