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FaithinArt
09-05-2012, 08:10 PM
My job pays pretty much minimal wage. I also have lots of things I spend my money on the I can't just say no to, like phone bills and credit card payments for example. IT's to difficult and to long a process to save high mounts of money.. I have been doing Traditional for a while, did art fundementals for my first year at sheridan college and im really interested in animation.

The programs I want to use are Photoshop, Maya and 3ds max. My budget is anywhere from $1000 - $1500. I know it's not much, but I figured it can at least get me started. Also, I only plan to be doing basic modeling in these 3D softwares.
Nothing to demanding. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could give me information and a decent/good computer just to get me started on these programs. If possible, I would rather buy the computer as a hole rather then go out and buy parts. Otherwise I would have to keep paing extra for instillation fees.

olson
09-06-2012, 12:34 AM
Something like this would be a good machine to start out with.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883157330CVF

This particular model has a discreet graphics card and decent power supply. There are four memory slots so the memory could be upgraded if you want.

tswalk
09-06-2012, 01:56 AM
you'll need to add the monitor, say something like (based on price, not manufacturer):


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236175


and i'ld recommend getting a pen tablet (there are smaller, less costly versions & manufacturers) for use with photoshop, et al. : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2317297&CatId=140

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