I am hoping that someone can help me. I am a student.
I bought Maya 2008. I now have a chance to get three used
books for Maya 6 & 7 for prices that students can afford.
I am concerned if Autodesk has done major re-do of the
commands and menus since the earlier versions. If I could
use the older books it would save me a lot of money. I
understand that there have to be some changes as new features
I googled to see if I could locate a website that would
contain this information but had no luck. I tried to get
this information from AutoDesk but no one replied.
You are correct in thinking that they have done some changes to the interface between Maya 6-7 to 2008. But most of the information and techniques in those books will still apply. If you are just a beginner then I recommend purchasing these books to get a start. If you come across any problems you should easily be able to find out how to get around them by doing a search online or by posting to this forum. Sure the interface has changed but all of the operations are still available from the previous versions. I hope this helps.