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osm0sisman
How different is Maya 7 from Maya 6?
on Sep 11, 2005 at 10:21:21 pm

I downloaded the free Learning version of Maya 6 on the Alias website to try to start learning Maya. I was just curios, now that I am getting really interested in 3d, is Maya 7 very different from Maya 6 or 6.5 because I am about to go out and buy some tutorials in book form and don't want them to be too outdated?


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Jon W.
Re: How different is Maya 7 from Maya 6?
on Sep 12, 2005 at 1:28:49 am

Getting 6.5 books should be fine since the general interface is pretty much the same. The main interface changes in 7 are the new Layer/Render Manager (which is pretty amazing), the Toon Shader, and the Illustrator/text additions. Also if you're getting into character animation they now have Full-Body IK and a few other things (http://www.alias.com/eng/products-services/maya/new/index.shtml;jsessionid=XSMFN1IORRQIBQCLCWSCM44AJMK0KJVC)

I don't think it'll be that hard to just read the help files for 7 and get up to speed w/ the new additions when the time comes.


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osm0sisman
Re: How different is Maya 7 from Maya 6?
on Sep 12, 2005 at 2:49:54 am

Thanks so much. If anyone can think of other things to help out a newbie, feel free to let me know.


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Thomas Rydberg
Re: How different is Maya 7 from Maya 6?
on Sep 21, 2005 at 6:17:56 pm

The Gnomon school and Digital Tutors have a lot of Maya training DVDs that you can look into:

http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/
http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/home.php?cat=5

- Tom

AnimationMentor.com student

"Learning to animate anywhere in the world

from the world's best animators: Pixar, ILM,

Disney, Dreamworks and more."



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Robin
Re: How different is Maya 7 from Maya 6?
on Sep 26, 2005 at 3:55:53 pm

You could try Lynda.com too


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