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SAGamer 09-06-2012 03:44 AM

Need Advice!!!!
 
Hi all. Im looking for some advice, Im a first year student doing a BA in multimedia studies: Computer-Generated Multimedia and from next year also a National Certificate: 3D animation and visual effects.I have always been amazed with game art, 3d modeling and animation. I've been working and learning to use some programs like maya,toomboom,photoshop,corel painter and corel draw I wanted to know should I start on my portfolio now or get a freelance or part-time job within the industry or anything. Since I'm 26 now which is late to be starting with this all I could really use any advice to help me get a leg up an on the right path.

tsloper 09-06-2012 08:53 AM

Re: Need Advice!!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SAGamer (Post 28810)
1. Im a first year student doing a BA...
I'm 26 now which is late to be starting with this all
2. I could really use any advice to help me get a leg up an on the right path.

1. It's not too late. Read FAQ 71. http://sloperama.com/advice/m71.htm

2. Sure. Just ask a question (what kind of advice do you need?). http://sloperama.com/advice/entry65.htm

SAGamer 09-06-2012 10:18 AM

Re: Need Advice!!!!
 
Well my question will be should I start with a portfolio now? should I already be looking to do some work within the industry?When should I start with my career?

tsloper 09-06-2012 10:25 AM

Re: Need Advice!!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SAGamer (Post 28816)
1. should I start with a portfolio now?
2. should I already be looking to do some work within the industry?
3. When should I start with my career?

1. Sure. But no school projects. Read http://www.igda.org/games-game-may-2012

2. You can try, I suppose, but don't you think you may not be ready yet?

3. You can start getting some projects under your belt now. You can start your career as soon as you get hired to do some paid professional work (until then, it hasn't started).

Have you read those articles I linked you to before?

SAGamer 09-07-2012 12:40 AM

Re: Need Advice!!!!
 
Cool do u know of any websites that give out projects or competition that I can do.

tsloper 09-07-2012 07:53 AM

Re: Need Advice!!!!
 
Check out forums.indiegamer.com and gamedev.net (check the classifieds)

supreme 09-12-2012 02:44 PM

Re: Need Advice!!!!
 
try these sites >>
http://www.11secondclub.com
http://www.3dworldmag.com/tag/competition/
http://www.cg-cars.com/forumdisplay....ation-Projects
http://s2012.siggraph.org/submitters
http://www.summit.hk/index.php?optio...d=69&Itemid=76
http://forums.cgsociety.org
http://forum.reallusion.com/Forum52-1.aspx
http://forum.train2game.com/index.php


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