[vet-mm] Any recommendations 3D software

Keith Richardson keithcr at fastmail.fm
Thu Nov 10 19:16:22 EST 2005

1/ Are there any recommended 3D software training courses (for teachers)
in Melbourne that people have experienced and can recommend? 
2/ I am seriously looking at Maya5 as it is available in a "Personal
Learning Edition".
3/ I was able to get a free copy of Bryce4 as a cover copy with
Renderosity magazine, but unfortunately have mislaid it so cannot
re-install it onto new computers we have bought. Did anyone else get
this copy? My kids have enjoyed it - quite a good introduction to the 3D
creation world.

On Thu, 10 Nov 2005 18:16:38 +1100, "Glen Drew" <drewgle at westnet.com.au>
> Chris, as Greg Neil said, most (all?) 3D software have some difficulty in 
> terms of use. Getting students used to the concept of working in 3D on a 
> flat screen is a problem in itself. I teach a Yr 10 Multimedia subject
> that 
> has a 3D component, we are fortunate to have 3D max, and I think it goes 
> across quite well. Some love it, and have used it in other design
> subjects - 
> Wood Tech, Vis Comm - in yrs 11 and 12.
> Scholastic had a deal of 10 user site license plus one teacher for
> approx. 
> $1300.00. This was in a recent Technology magazine - I can dig up a copy
> if 
> you like.
> The more popular packages (3D Max, Maya, Lightwave, Cinema 3D etc.)are
> well 
> supported - internet tutorials, magazine articles, books and video files
> on 
> DVD. This makes learning them easier.
> There is one - Hash Animator:Master - which is quite cheap (2-$300 US I 
> think), I haven't used but have some reviews on. Look for an animation 
> Killer Bean 2 by Jeff Lew, it was done in this program.
> Glenn Drew 
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Keith Richardson
Leibler Yavneh College
Elsternwick Ph (03)9528 4911
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