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  • 8 Things Maya Noobs Must Know
    By: Animation Mentor

    Sep
    2014
    15

    So, you’ve always wanted to learn animation. You’ve heard of this software package called “Maya” and that it is the industry standard for 3D animation. Friends and advisors have told you to download the free trial of Maya to get an idea of how it works. But there’s one big problem: you’ve never worked in 3D before, you have no idea what in the world to do with this software package, and you can’t manage to open a file, let alone start to animate something. You’re hit by a wave of panic and self-doubt; you start to wonder if you should even be thinking about being an animator anymore. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Good news: we’re here to help! Read on to learn the 8 things you need to know when you open Maya for the first time.

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • 5 Reasons Why 3D Animators Should Know Autodesk Maya ®
    By: Animation Mentor

    Sep
    2014
    11

    Some of our students know they love seeing 3D animation films on the big screen, like How to Train Your Dragon, Frozen, Brave, Ice Age, Toy Story and more. But where they are stuck is getting past the “movie magic” to really understand HOW to bring characters to life.

    That’s why we’re here! At Animation Mentor, our sole purpose is to help you take your love of animation and turn it into the artistic and technical skills needed to create exciting and believable 3D animation. We’re here today to give you 5 reasons why we think all 3D animators should know Maya. Read on to learn more about Maya and sign up for our special webinar we’re hosting next week!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Anatomy of an Animation Basics Mentor
    By: Animation Mentor

    Sep
    2014
    09

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    When Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly, and Carlos Baena founded Animation Mentor back in 2005, they were inspired by the question, “If we were to start over again, how would we want to learn?” They realized the importance of mentorship in learning the art and craft of animation. From their own experiences learning the ropes from the veterans of the industry, they founded the school with curriculum focused on feedback from mentors.


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  • Top 10 Reasons to Attend Animation Mentor
    By: Animation Mentor

    Aug
    2014
    29

    We’re often asked “What makes Animation Mentor different from everyone else?” Well, we may be biased, but we think Animation Mentor is pretty cool and the best place for you to learn animation online. Today, we’d like to tell you the top 10 reasons why you should attend Animation Mentor.

    - Animation Mentor


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