LOL… Me… Buy Maya… Not even if I had a really good job would I be able to afford such luxury. Truth is, I didn’t even want Maya, I was just chatting to my friend who makes iPhone stuff, and I was talking to him about Sculptris, and he said something like “I don’t use that, I use ZBrush and Maya… HEY I might be able to let you use some of my unused licenses, let me look into that” and a few days later he said it was perfectly legal to do so even though I don’t work for his company. So I have ZBrush and Maya on my machines waiting for me to break them.
It was originally ZBrush that I was excited by, but to be honest I’ve looked and been blown away, and now I want to play with Maya. ZBrush is awesome but I want to make buildings at the moment, and I think ZBrush is the wrong tool.
But my friend wants me to learn to use these beasties and if I can get some decent results in a while (yeah, a while, not like a couple of weeks) he might be able to put some work my way.
As for what I want to do with Maya, well, I don’t know. If it wasn’t for the chance to work with it in the future, I’d have little use for it, but seriously, if I pass up on this opportunity I’d have to be completely Mentalray! See what I did there? Mentalray… yeah, I’ll stop that now!
I’m trying to model in it, but there’s obviously a lot more to Maya than just modelling, which is why I was thinking if I could take some things that I already know about into the software that I don’t know about, maybe I can have some “Wow, that’s cool” moments.
Frankly, I could pee my pants just at the thought that I’ve got this software, and this opportunity.