New to animation

New to animation

Post by Downie on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:51 pm
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I am completely new to this and i wanted to know some programs i can start out with. I want to
make 3D animations. So What programs can i use ? And can you recommend an ebook for beginners?
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Re: New to animation

Post by -Ninjex- on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:54 pm
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Check out Blender...

I don't know any ebooks...
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Re: New to animation

Post by DrRoach on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:52 pm
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Cinema 4D is really good for 3d animation but you'll definitely need to watch some tutorial videos first to get your head around it.
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Re: New to animation

Post by Masterful on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:43 pm
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Hi Downie,

I studied Digital Animation at University and we used 3D Studio Max. I guess it all depends what you want to do once you have learnt to Animate. If you are looking for a career in Animation then again it depends what you are looking industry you are going to Animate in. I say this because although I learnt 3D Studio Max, this software is widely used for the Games Industry, while a software package like Maya is a lot more suited to the Film industry along with Softimage XSI.

I think the main thing is to get comfortable with one software package and then if you find you want to learn another, moving over is not as much of a steep learning curve. I used 3D Studio Max for my Uni work and then to get a job had to learn Maya which while it took a little time, the principles of Modelling and Animation are the same, it was just a matter of getting used to the new tools. I don't know of any ebooks that are very good but Digital Tutors have a wide array of training available and you can sign up for a free account which gives you access to a large selection of free videos to get started, then if you want to get more specific they offer paid training in specific areas. Lynda.com also offer a very good selection of training on these type of subjects

Hope this helps
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Re: New to animation

Post by pretentious on Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:25 am
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Since you're just getting started. I reccomend blander. It's free and had a great deal of free online information, youtube and google. Maya and 3ds max are both comercial and cost a crap load unless you can get a student discount
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Re: New to animation

Post by Downie on Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:58 am
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Sounds like blender is the way to go thanks guys
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