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    Hey All! I'm Mo, from Liverpool

    I'm starting this September at the tees and I want to know what's it like on the course. When I went for my interview it was great, I got a good vibe from the place but that's all I can say from my experience; the facilities was awesome. So what are the tutors like? Other universities boast about how their tutors are from the industry so they will know all the answers, is that the same case with Teesside?

    The curriculum! Is it all Pixar and Dreamworks or do students go with what they like, and do tutors encourage this? Me personally, I like realism and film, stuff like Transformer, Avengers and Pacific Rim, so yeh "realism" :P.

    And also is there anywhere I can see student work, kind of like Hertfordshire's 3dhit.

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    Sorry this is really late but Hey, i'm in the third year of that course now and in your first year you will do abit of everything, such as animating, modelling, lighting, composing, ect. In second year is were you start specialising in what you want to do more but I would really try to find what you like quickly in first year so you can start making content for your portfolio to get a job. The lecturers are hit and miss, I would prefer not to name some of the bad lecturers on the course but you will soon learn who they are. It's defiantly 50/50 atm in terms of good lecturers. They have all come from certain parts of the industry which is incredibly helpfull as they do know what they're talking about.

    I wouldn't get your hopes up on getting into the mainstream companies unless your really good but the lecturers are very encouraging in trying to get a job in your preferred industry. If you want to see some work look on vimeo, it doesn't have recent work on their but it'll give you an idea.
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    (Original post by jackteesside)
    Sorry this is really late but Hey, i'm in the third year of that course now and in your first year you will do abit of everything, such as animating, modelling, lighting, composing, ect. In second year is were you start specialising in what you want to do more but I would really try to find what you like quickly in first year so you can start making content for your portfolio to get a job. The lecturers are hit and miss, I would prefer not to name some of the bad lecturers on the course but you will soon learn who they are. It's defiantly 50/50 atm in terms of good lecturers. They have all come from certain parts of the industry which is incredibly helpfull as they do know what they're talking about.

    I wouldn't get your hopes up on getting into the mainstream companies unless your really good but the lecturers are very encouraging in trying to get a job in your preferred industry. If you want to see some work look on vimeo, it doesn't have recent work on their but it'll give you an idea.
    Appreciate the response, thanks. I already know what i want to specialise in which is modeling. I like your honesty when you say not to get my hopes up for mainstream companies because that's the reality of it and that is my biggest concern. I wanted to know if this university will help be reach that level because i'm in it for the big companies. When it comes to skill its all on the students abilities and i've been modeling for over 3 years now trying to achieve that kind of quality. No turning back now anyway. Few weeks left so I'm gonna find out the hard way

    I know you guys use maya and i think nuke? But what renderer do you guys use there. Arnold comes bundled with maya 2017 so i've started to practice with that , otherwise my usual render i'm familiar with is Vray.
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    Hey, it's defiantly possible to do that if you determined A lot of the modules combine modelling into it- so i'm sure you'll thrive there. The lectures will defiantly help you get better and if you ever need help, they're always their to respond to questions/help on e-mail out of tutoring times. They've sometimes came to the labs at the weekend as well to help out anyone who needs it- which is a godsent.

    Yer we use Nuke/Maya/3D-coat(but I think they're trying to stray away from that)/Z-Brush and other programs you will be allowed to use as well but they are the main ones you will learn from. We use Mental Ray atm, but everyone has mixed feelings about it and your probably right about us using Arnold this year. All the best!
 
 
 
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