Originally posted by mamurphy
[B]Wow. I guess I should chime in and say that as a newbie to major 3D apps in general, I own a personal copy of Lightwave that I’m in the process of learning.
However, on the side, I’m also getting familiar with Max (via work) and Maya and XSI (PLE/Exp versions).
I expect to be using LW and, at least, Maya as effective “tools” to furthur my career in a posthouse somewhere, or more preferably ON MY OWN!!! (damn, XSI is sweeeet but way to much $$$ for me personally)
But a point I have to make is this…If I work primarily with after effects, does that mean I shouldn’t learn combustion? Or if I work on an Avid Symphony does that preclude me from working on a Flame?
This is a tough industry and any edge that we, as individuals, can get…we should take.
More power to all Lightwavers who choose to branch out and become multi-faceted pillars of the CG community:D [/B]
I can’t really comment on 3d apps as I know very little. I make my bucks doing UNIX work, the more flavors the better. I know as much as I can about each flavor of any tool or OS that I will be using in my professional life. Learn the theory and you can be ‘comfortable’ at least in anything.
just my experience though, the art world may be different, but I doubt it.