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Old 11-02-2009, 06:50 AM   #1
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Simple question. Are these two programs more or less interchangeable? I've seen information on them everywhere, but I have been unable to get a feeling about if one is favored over the other by professionals in the industry.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:50 AM   #2
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From my experience both are used. At my studio the artists use 3D Studio Max. I know some studios will use 3Ds Max for in game items then use Maya for cut scenes and such.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:35 AM   #3
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Its very much down to personal preference- I used 3dsmax in college a bit for product rendering during my degree but after spending a bit of time with Maya I've found it to be far more my cup of tea. If you want any more information the art forum should be better qualified to answer.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:31 PM   #4
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Alright. Thanks to the both of you. I'm sure I'll end up piddling with both of them at some point, so I'll probably just go with Maya first since I have a digital media professor willing to tutor me in that.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:09 PM   #5
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Alright. Thanks to the both of you. I'm sure I'll end up piddling with both of them at some point, so I'll probably just go with Maya first since I have a digital media professor willing to tutor me in that.
"Fiddling." (^_^)
Sure, start with either one. At some point you'll also need to learn the other.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:44 PM   #6
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Both are very similar (both are Autodesk). I'd say 3D Studio Max is easier to learn to learn though. Maya is very good for character's (not to say 3D Studio Max isn't). It comes down to which you are best with. Use them both and then decide.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:27 PM   #7
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I'm gonna agree with the previous posts here and say the two are very similar. I tend to use Max more since it seems to integrate better with more game engines.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:04 PM   #8
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Yes I also think that both are good and trendy.People are learning it.In my office we use both of the technology.If you want to make career in web designing or graphics then you must do these courses.
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