I am now in the third week of Maya Springboard class for Animation Mentor. The first 5 weeks can be considered orientation and grace period to buy and get all supplies needed. Each week we have new access to some part of the site. First part was adding your profile informtion. Second week was to buy a webcam and test it out on the site. I ended up getting the Logitech 9000. A pretty sweet camera. Has all the bells and whistles. As well as the camera I finally purchased the tool of tools that will be used. I have my Maya 8 Complete in the mail and on it's way. On top of that I ordered a book that is highly recommended by the AM crew called Learning Autodesk Maya 2008, Foundation . Since I really have never used Maya I will need all the help I can get.
This week we finally got assigned to a class and a Peer Buddy as they call them. They will be the ones teaching us Maya. I also got to meet fellow students yesterday while attending my first group Q&A. I got to hear fellow studets ask questions about what is expected for the course. Seeing the school in action is very exciting for what is to come. Week 6 though 12 is the portion of the class for Maya training. Once that begins we will have two tasks to complete each week.