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  04 April 2013
Gnomon or Full Sail?

I am still confused on which school I should go to. Suggestions?
 
  04 April 2013
If you can go to Gnomon, go to Gnomon...There still are no guarantees, because you ultimately determine how much you learn. Gnomon has the best resources.
 
  04 April 2013
Hey man,

Have you looked in Indiana at all? Last I heard, the job market in LA and Florida wasn't so great. A degree from Notre Dame or Purdue would get you further than those schools. Abeiet ND is a little expensive and hard to get into.

-AJ
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  04 April 2013
Well Notre Dame does not offer anything in computer graphics, like for 3D Model Artist's like me.
 
  04 April 2013
Hey man,

Do you have a link to your portfolio? It would help us if we could see some of your work.

-AJ
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  04 April 2013
Right now I do not have a computer that really can use maya.
 
  04 April 2013
Hey! I go to Gnomon If you have any questions about the school just pm me. Overall though, no complaints from me about the program. So I'd say... do Gnomon!
 
  04 April 2013
Both schools are very good and if you have the money I would certainly advise you to enroll. Studying in those places will give you a good infrastructure, great teachers and the best of all, networking opportunities. In that regard, Gnomon is best.

But personally, I would recommend you first to buy yourself a good machine, install a copy of Blender (or an educational version of 3D Max or Maya) and begin to experiment and learn on your own. Take as many art courses that you can handle (sculpting, drawing, photography) and watch as many tutorials as you can. That hard work can payoff immensely and turn you into a very capable Artist all by yourself at an infinitely lower cost.

Then , spend those 50k on your own project.
 
  04 April 2013
All the good programs start with traditional art first -- you need to be able to design things on paper before you model and animate them. In 9th grade, even without a computer, it's a good bet to spend all your time drawing and taking art classes and build up a great portfolio. I personally think that photography is also relevant and worth taking seriously, although how important photography is might depend on what kind of 3D work you want to do.
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  04 April 2013
I want to do character and creature modeling. for film...
 
  04 April 2013
Originally Posted by deltawar567: I want to do character and creature modeling. for film...

Hey man,

You just got some career advice from one of the most respected figures in the field. His book has been really influential on thousands of artist, including myself. I would take Mr. Birns advice.

-AJ
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