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  02 February 2013
Question Newbie where do i start?

So i won a Quadro 4000 card( ) So i want to put this to use and start a new hobby and friend of my gave me Zbrush 3 and and old copy of 3ds max......So where do i start, Should i learn to draw 1st befor i even try to do any 3d stuff and can i start in 3d from scratch. Now iam not going pro with this, just want to start a new hobby and have some from.

and my buddy gave me his log in to here. Seeing that he does not doing this stuff any more.

  02 February 2013
Dig online and explore, it's free and there is much to learn. Find beginner tutorials and intro classes on youtube/vimeo and get the hang of software to see what you like. When I first started learning I would just come up with my own projects like "hmm how can I make a space ship and animate it" That lead me to learning basic modeling, rendering and animating on a path. You might learn better with books though, I found the 3ds max bible to be a great start into max since it covered simple projects and provided files for referencing on a cd with the book.
  02 February 2013 is like 25$ per month... quite a good price I think.

But yeah, tons of tutorials on Vimeo.

What do you want to do? Games, VFX, Motion Graphics?
So long and thanks for all the fish
  02 February 2013
i would think game related stuff. fantasy Aad Sci fi
  02 February 2013
Seconding earwax.... In my opinion, when you're starting out it's a lot easier to jump in if you have a comprehensive, clear introductory tutorial to follow rather than looking stuff up every time you have a question.

I'd definitely rather watch a 10 hour introductory course that shows me the ropes than have to search through the depths of Vimeo and YouTube every time a question comes up. Lynda has a 30 day free trial, so it's as good a place to start as any.

Alternately, if you're more interested in game dev, 3DMotive is pretty great. I've been a subscriber there before and learned a ton both times I subscribed... I can't remember whether they have any introductory courses though.

The other sites (Digital Tutors, Eat3D, Gnomon, CGMW, etc.) start to get a bit more expensive. But you'll definitely progress more quickly if you're willing to spend 50 or 60 bucks for a couple months at one of the subscription sites.
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  02 February 2013
I only have the money for one.

so which on is better for me. Digital Tutors or Lynda
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by Desbien: I only have the money for one.

so which on is better for me. Digital Tutors or Lynda

You could do the Lynda free trial (it's 7 days not 30, my bad), and watch the "3ds Max Essential training" and then go from there. I personally think DT is better overall though.

For ZBrush, the Pixologic ZClassroom is a good place to start, and it's free.
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  02 February 2013
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