(Okay if i have posted this in wrong section then plz move it to correct section.)
I finished my graduation (B.Sc animation) with specialization in "Lighting & texturing". Then i start to come to CGtalk on regular basis, reading comments, looking at people's work. Then i noticed weird words, like "Octane render", "Xfrog plug-in" etc. Now i googled them & know what they means, but this makes me think i am 5-10 years behind everyone :(
How can i know names of plug-ins which the indstry use, or words/techniques which are used now! I have never heard of SSS shaders, because in my college only Maya shaders/mentalray shaders were taught, & makes me feel low...
So how can i keep myself updated with all the terminology,plug-in details,rendering,lighting,texturing details??