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    Ah, thought it was strange something like that would sneak under the radar.

    Still though at least it made me check out his site that GMH script he wrote looks fun, checked out Elephant Jokes while i was there, nice work.
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    Guys, I will be in Bournemouth tomorow and the day after, but I still don't know if I will be granted an appointment with an accademic of the computer visualization and animation course. Is there a voolunteer that is willing to show me the facilities and answer some question?
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    (Original post by MegaLeon)
    Guys, I will be in Bournemouth tomorow and the day after, but I still don't know if I will be granted an appointment with an accademic of the computer visualization and animation course. Is there a voolunteer that is willing to show me the facilities and answer some question?
    Megaleon,

    Speak to askBU before you arrive, that way they can contac a staff member from the NCCA and arrange an appointment. Its exam and final project time, so a lot of marking is going on, its best you arrange something.

    Cheers

    Saf
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    Hi,

    Just wanted to chip in with some example projects from the NCCA @ Bournemouth Uni, both from the BA and MA animation courses. You should find they can be either creative technically or artistically or somewhere in between.

    Cheers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prnSJjPjvX0 (BA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coF5P3IaEWQ (BA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoNxoFB83rs (BA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7mEU3jaBOs (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8up7DwBxCuQ (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwQdET2x5Tw (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrxY3XI33ic (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsVYZtTQXEU (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mip2WjAYZ1Y (BA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp9USFY9SjY (BA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-UnX6PrB8w (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNYoj6ETCXA (BA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSUb6FFZ_KQ (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI2eo1JAAUQ (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhsGrruQFU8 (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HokRy92piEI (MA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ14F3c4n5Q (MA)

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    (Original post by Sofronis)
    Megaleon,

    Speak to askBU before you arrive, that way they can contact a staff member from the NCCA and arrange an appointment. Its exam and final project time, so a lot of marking is going on, its best you arrange something.

    Cheers

    Saf
    Thank you
    I've already contacted the about this a week ago, and with a not so clear conversation ( they told me that the 21th the accademic wasn't avaible when I asked them for the 20th afternoon) made of several days between each answer, they now told me that they will try, but mine is a "late notice".

    It may be exam time and stuff, but I feel a little disappointed. I came straight from Italy to see them...
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    (Original post by MegaLeon)
    Thank you
    I've already contacted the about this a week ago, and with a not so clear conversation ( they told me that the 21th the accademic wasn't avaible when I asked them for the 20th afternoon) made of several days between each answer, they now told me that they will try, but mine is a "late notice".

    It may be exam time and stuff, but I feel a little disappointed. I came straight from Italy to see them...
    Depending on the time I might be able to help, send me a PM with details, level C (first year) have their programming exam this afternoon, so will probably be a bit busy, but I might be able to talk to some people.
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    (Original post by MegaLeon)
    Thank you
    I've already contacted the about this a week ago, and with a not so clear conversation ( they told me that the 21th the accademic wasn't avaible when I asked them for the 20th afternoon) made of several days between each answer, they now told me that they will try, but mine is a "late notice".

    It may be exam time and stuff, but I feel a little disappointed. I came straight from Italy to see them...
    I might be about, go to the 2nd floor of Weymouth House, and look for Room W235, I should have 25mins free from 1.30pm. I mainly look after the masters course, but I cover a few of the BA as well..

    Cheers

    Sofronis Efstathiou
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    (Original post by Sofronis)
    I might be about, go to the 2nd floor of Weymouth House, and look for Room W235, I should have 25mins free from 1.30pm. I mainly look after the masters course, but I cover a few of the BA as well..

    Cheers

    Sofronis Efstathiou
    Thank you for your kindness
    I managed to get a last minute appointment this morning.
    I arrived at Bournemouth at 14.30 and an hour later I was already speaking with a NCCA teacher.
    Tomorrow I'll have a walk and see some of the facilities
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    Hello everyone.

    After much forum lurking, I decided to join up. I got an unconditional offer from herts for 3D Games Art, starting September, and I wondered if anyone else here is doing Games Art? Seems like not many people really mention it.

    Also, although I've been using 3D apps for nearly two years (mostly Maya), my traditional art skills are not really up to much right now. This is mostly because I haven't done any drawing since taking Art at school. I did get an A in it at GCSE, and was generally one of the better artists in my class. However, I'd just like to know how difficult it is to pick up these life drawing skills and such, since GCSE art is mostly weird pop art stuff. "Hey look guys, four cans of soup in different colours, yay!"

    I did dabble in some perspective drawing, and I had no trouble with the concept of it really, but life drawing is something that worries me.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by ColonelMoore)
    Hello everyone.

    After much forum lurking, I decided to join up. I got an unconditional offer from herts for 3D Games Art, starting September, and I wondered if anyone else here is doing Games Art? Seems like not many people really mention it.

    Also, although I've been using 3D apps for nearly two years (mostly Maya), my traditional art skills are not really up to much right now. This is mostly because I haven't done any drawing since taking Art at school. I did get an A in it at GCSE, and was generally one of the better artists in my class. However, I'd just like to know how difficult it is to pick up these life drawing skills and such, since GCSE art is mostly weird pop art stuff. "Hey look guys, four cans of soup in different colours, yay!"

    I did dabble in some perspective drawing, and I had no trouble with the concept of it really, but life drawing is something that worries me.

    Thanks
    ColonelMoore
    Well if you like a lot of choclate on your biscuits...

    My life drawings still leave a lot to be desired and doesn't hold a candle compared to what i can do in maya or photoshop but it has improved a little. If i could replicate the way i work in say photoshop with traditional means i'd be okay but i haven't found a way to do that and art supplies are stupidly expensive.

    I wouldn't be too worried about it though dude, people commonly get into 3D with the impression that its all about the software. I started learning 3D to try and make up for my short comings as an artist and even more people still don't even think you need to be an artist.

    There are loads of examples of people who become quite competant artists from barely being able to draw stick figures.

    All it takes is hard work and perseverance, lessons could probably speed up your development as well (Online videos, DVD's, tutorials etc).
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    (Original post by ColonelMoore)
    Hello everyone.

    After much forum lurking, I decided to join up. I got an unconditional offer from herts for 3D Games Art, starting September, and I wondered if anyone else here is doing Games Art? Seems like not many people really mention it.

    Also, although I've been using 3D apps for nearly two years (mostly Maya), my traditional art skills are not really up to much right now. This is mostly because I haven't done any drawing since taking Art at school. I did get an A in it at GCSE, and was generally one of the better artists in my class. However, I'd just like to know how difficult it is to pick up these life drawing skills and such, since GCSE art is mostly weird pop art stuff. "Hey look guys, four cans of soup in different colours, yay!"

    I did dabble in some perspective drawing, and I had no trouble with the concept of it really, but life drawing is something that worries me.

    Thanks
    ColonelMoore
    Hey, I'm also doing the 3D Games Art course in sep, life drawing is part of the first years course but you should study some anatomy drawing as that is also relivant in 3D, especially with zbrushs new zsketch tool.
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    Hmm. I never really messed with Zbrush or Mudbox, I've always stuck with Maya. I think I might have to get hold of a copy and play with it. I've heard its more intuitive than traditional 3D apps for character creation, is that right?

    What's your name, I'll look out for you come September
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    (Original post by osuoa)
    Hey, I'm also doing the 3D Games Art course in sep, life drawing is part of the first years course but you should study some anatomy drawing as that is also relivant in 3D, especially with zbrushs new zsketch tool.
    As am I, cant wait till september! :woo: :yep:
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    (Original post by animata)
    As am I, cant wait till september! :woo: :yep:
    Sweet, we're all creeping out of the woodwork now!
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    (Original post by ColonelMoore)
    Hmm. I never really messed with Zbrush or Mudbox, I've always stuck with Maya. I think I might have to get hold of a copy and play with it. I've heard its more intuitive than traditional 3D apps for character creation, is that right?

    What's your name, I'll look out for you come September
    Name's Andreas, yours? and yea zbrush is more art based and expressionistic basically like sculpturing which makes it awesome for organic/character modelling.
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    Hi everyone,

    I have been studying at Edge Hill university for the past year. Without saying too much, I would advise everyone to stay away from the course. Poor teaching and facilities.

    I am going to try to transfer to another uni. I've already talked to Teesside and they said my work is "of good enough standard for entry". Note this is the last thing they've said to me, so I'm not sure if I've definitely been confirmed a place for next year, or even how I'd go about it with UCAS.

    I'm also looking at Hertfordshire. The reels are a lot better than anything I've seen anywhere else. I will shoot off some emails and phone calls on Monday, but I fear I may have already missed the bandwagon - is it too late for me to join? Can anyone tell me their experiences of process of getting into the uni?
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    I'm just about to complete my BSc at Aston in Multimedia Computing (which is like a 75/25% mix of computer science/more media driven subjects i.e. animation/games dev etc). And after doing computer graphics/animation and buying lots of books, I know this is what I want to do )

    I've always liked the look of Bournemouth, especially seeing the work that's been produced there. However, when looking at the selection of Masters courses, I'm not quite sure which is right for me. I understand the MA is more artistic based, while the MSc is more technically based (not to put them in too much of a nut shell) and the Digital Effects I'm guessing is more arts based too?

    I feel that my programming skills and technical ability would be ideal for the MSc course, but after 4 years of programming, I'm not sure if I'd want to do as a profession (although some parts are fun), however equally although I feel I have an artistic eye, when it comes to drawing my skills are laughable at best. Ideally I'd like to fall somewhere in the middle. I've have called askBU, and they've suggested the open day (end of June) to talk to an academic, which seems like a good idea, but in the meantime I'd like to get some info (a bit of progression). Plus, ideally I'd really like to get my app in asap, as I've got my heart set on (hopefully) getting into the NCCA.

    If any students of the Masters courses (or even undergrads that have some golden nuggets of info) would spare 5 minutes to send me a message, I'd like to discuss roles that the degrees would train you for (I understand the majority i.e. TD, Animator, Shader Writer, Lighting, Rendering etc, but still not completely filled in) and maybe discussing the more 'taboo' subjects such as salary (obviously won't be much for a grad, but will be another thing to think about) responsibilities in that role and where it would lead as you move up the ladder. Additionally, the idea of freelancing scares me a bit, I don't think I'm brave enough to turn my back on the warm blanket that is job security. Do the different roles have differing contracts i.e. are animators more likely to get a project/film based contract, whereas software dev/td are more likely to get permanent roles (as they can do research between projects for the studio) or have I just been ill informed? Anyway, this post is big enough and hopefully the replies/message will help to work out what I want to do

    Thanks. Alex.
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    hi guys,

    i haven't been here since the first time i asked a couple doubts of mine. After that i've come quite some way ahead. I applied to Bournemouth and got offered a conditional for Computer Animation & Visualisation.
    The conditions being that i've to pass the math and logic tests, which i am about to give on Monday, the 31st. i had a few questions about what exactly would be in math test. but i guess it's futile to go about it with you guys all over again! :P
    i have some idea about it being basic maths from A level algebra, trigonometry and geometry. So i've been preparing myself for that though i've been doing that while traveling through my vacations with family! lol anyways, i'm pretty confident and hope to clear them safe
    so anyways, wish me luck. i'll try and remember most questions and put them up here for future reference to anyone. best luck to everyone trying up for this year. x
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    could use some suggestions:
    need a laptop for uni, will be doing CA at bournemouth this year.
    Whats the minimum graphics I need and stuff or just a recommendation would be nice.
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    If you're looking at getting a PC for 3D work, I'd say go for a desktop. Far more power, for less money.
 
 
 
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