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20-10-2003, 10:57 PM
I want to know one thing, if anyone knows more than one particular software version (like Maya 4, 4.5 and 5) than
mention all three or only the latest in the resume.
20-10-2003, 11:34 PM
latest. What I usually do is put something like:
3DS Max (up to R5.1)
Photoshop (up to ver 7)
& that covers it.
21-10-2003, 01:15 AM
that or you could not even include it
just saying 3ds max and photoshop is enough to get the message across.
from the quality of your work someone will probably be able to ascertain enough about your use of these programs. ie, if you're doing great work with max 4, no one will doubt that you can't learn max 5 quickly and do great work with it.
21-10-2003, 08:46 AM
kuman you are right but if someone doing good work in max 5 that doesn't mean he can do good work in max 4 becos of several enhancements in max 5.
uh yeah but do you really want to miss a chance on a job because they happen to use 4 and you use 5?
27-10-2003, 04:59 PM
I want to ask two more things:-
1) We have to mention in the resume that what plugins i know. In the specific plugin heading.
2) If i show any effect achieve through special plugin then necessary to tell somewhere in the demo reel or covering letter or mention at the time of interview.
27-10-2003, 08:48 PM
i used to list plugins i knew more exhaustively, but now i just write, working knowledge of most 3rd party plugins or something like that. once again i'm of the mind that they aren't even gonna look at your resume unless they think the work is good and at that point you're already half way there.
as for specifying what you used. its a nice thing to add, just a small list of software used is fine. but remember its more important to be very specific about what exactly you did on a peice if you worked with others. that's more important than listing what software you used.
01-11-2003, 06:42 PM
I checked out some companies job requirements, in which i noticed that they want Unix knowledge. Anyone tell me that they want Unix knowledge or Linux will work becos as i know there is no 3d animation software support unix but many support linux.
02-11-2003, 06:36 PM
This is just from my short and stubby experience in finding 3d work.
The resume and how much detail you put in there doesn't count for much. Anyways, most folks ask for a 2 page cv, and using 10 pt font, youre not going to get much in there.
What counts is the interview, and what you can show there. Over here, walking round with a degree in 3d is still a relatively young concept, and as one prospective employer put it, the schools churn out software operators who have no feeling for observing and relaying what they observe. Not artists.
A big advantage is experience in combustion or after effects. Most small places cannot afford you as a brilliant modeler/animator. They'd rather go for the decent modeler/animator/post processing guy.
That's my 2c. I have two interviews this week so wish me good luck!
03-11-2003, 02:33 AM
Good luck then! :D
03-11-2003, 09:33 AM
MariusvZyl u r absoultely right but if comapny shows some minimum requirements then this is necessary to fulfill the requirement otherwise they will not hire u and u can't say sir see my work.
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