Q about Alias experience

Q about Alias experience

Post by Zaphod Beeblebr » Wed, 13 Sep 1995 04:00:00



Hi there everyone,

I'm a senior college student who's planning on becoming a computer
animator after graduation. I've been building up my experience using an
SGI Indy running ElectroGIG's 3D-GO package. However, most places that
I've inquired at/applied at run Alias software in one aspect or another.
I've been offered a good student discount package of PowerAnimator for a
year, but the price is a little steep for a student ($1500) -- I could
afford it, but not easily. My question is:
will getting some substantial Alias PowerAnimator experience help my job
prospects, and if so, how much? Basically, I'm just seeing if I can
justify the cost to myself and my parents. :)

Any comments/feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Zaphod Beeblebrox (aka Chris Harvey)


Quote of the Week: "Who is Keyser Soze?"  -- The Usual Suspects

--

Zaphod Beeblebrox (aka Chris Harvey)


 
 
 

Q about Alias experience

Post by Darren Metcalf » Thu, 14 Sep 1995 04:00:00



>I've been offered a good student discount package of PowerAnimator for a
>year, but the price is a little steep for a student ($1500) -- I could
>afford it, but not easily.

Seems to me a small price to pay for access to PA for a year. Yes, I think
experience with Alias can go a long way with the right (big) companies. Also,
try to get as much experience in 3DS and Lightwave, many video and games
oriented companies use these packages. Most importantly though, study classic
character animation and film lighting techniques, two of the more esoteric
skills that can make or break your demo reel.

--
Darren Metcalfe


 
 
 

Q about Alias experience

Post by David N » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00



"snip"

>I've been offered a good student discount package of PowerAnimator for a
>year, but the price is a little steep for a student ($1500) -- I could
>afford it, but not easily. My question is:
>will getting some substantial Alias PowerAnimator experience help my job
>prospects, and if so, how much? Basically, I'm just seeing if I can
>justify the cost to myself and my parents. :)

>Any comments/feedback would be greatly appreciated.

>Zaphod Beeblebrox (aka Chris Harvey)



Yo chris-
Ive been working with Alias for about 4 years or so and just recently spent
close to 2k on getting CERTIFIED as a level 3 operator. You got a firm,
legit price quote of how much to actually get the package? What exactly
are the limitations of a "student" version of the software?

If its legit, dont waste time. Go get it...

Dave

 
 
 

Q about Alias experience

Post by John Tissavary | Luna Cie, I » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00



>However, most places that
>I've inquired at/applied at run Alias software in one aspect or another.
>I've been offered a good student discount package of PowerAnimator for a
>year, but the price is a little steep for a student ($1500) -- I could
>afford it, but not easily. My question is:
>will getting some substantial Alias PowerAnimator experience help my job
>prospects, and if so, how much? Basically, I'm just seeing if I can
>justify the cost to myself and my parents. :)

Having Alias experience is a definite plus - no doubt about it.  Jump
on the opportunity.

jt

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John Tissavary | Luna Cie, Inc
Digital Animation & F/X
Tel.: 415.896.1505
Fax.: 415.896.1603
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Q about Alias experience

Post by Kevin Evernh » Wed, 20 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Alias PowerAnimator is the best in existance, followed by Softimage 3D
however they both are mega expensive and run on SGI.  If you want a
modeler with an intuitive interface and which runs on a PC try Calagari
Truespace.
 
 
 

1. hiring experienced Alias animator > San Francisco

Strong animation and artistic skills required.  Min. 2 years
experience preferred.  Ideal candidate will be highly motivated and
versatile, with skill that go beyond computers and 3D animation.

Alias experience required.  Unix skills a strong plus.  C, C++ skills
will definitely earn large brownie points.  Renderman programming
skills could elevate you to minor diety in the Luna Cie scheme of
things.

Please send resume and demo reel to:

John Tissavary
Luna Cie, Inc
601 4th St. ste 228
San Francisco, CA 94107

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
John Tissavary | Luna Cie, Inc
Digital Animation & F/X
Tel.: 415.896.1505
Fax.: 415.896.1603
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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