Help with My Assignment

Ok everybody, I have to do a computers assignment on technology and how it has changed workplaces. It can be hardware or software. I chose to do 3D Studio Max. I have a few questions to ask someone who has used this piece of software, preferably someone who was around before it came out.

1. Have you used it before?

2. Where did/do you use it?

3. What did/do you use it for?

4. What did you use before it was around?

5. How has it helped you complete your work?

6. Has it helped you, or has it been you a headache for numerous reasons?

7. What training did you receive for the use of 3D Studio Max?

8. Were any people you know of made redundant when it was introduced?

Last of all, thankyou if you manage to fill out some or even all of it.

Neilb's picture

Alright slacker, instead of actually asking people you just post here and hope for responses?

quote:preferably someone who was around before it came out.

Anyone know when max first came out? I think it was like 1990? Ask JI Styles- he used v1 for DOS.....

quote:1. Have you used it before?

Before it was out? No it wasn't out.....

quote:2. Where did/do you use it?

At the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE).

quote:3. What did/do you use it for?

Building 3D environments, characters, etc.

quote:4. What did you use before it was around?

Photoshop

quote:5. How has it helped you complete your work?

It makes things in 3D not just 2D which means that stuff I make you can shoot in the side, from above or in the old front and back.

quote:6. Has it helped you, or has it been you a headache for numerous reasons?

It is my most important bit of software I have used ever, but when it crashes I let it know what I think about its makers.

quote:7. What training did you receive for the use of 3D Studio Max?

Dip Computer Games Development at the AIE

quote:8. Were any people you know of made redundant when it was introduced?

No. I didn't know many 2D artists at the time and the ones I do are happily working away still.....

quote:Last of all, thankyou if you manage to fill out some or even all of it.

No, thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a smartass.

souri's picture

1. Have you used it before?

Have I used 3d Studio Max before? yes [:)]

2. Where did/do you use it?

Home

3. What did/do you use it for?

Personal use

4. What did you use before it was around?

Imagine, Lightwave on the Amiga

5. How has it helped you complete your work?

I haven't used it for any work at all, but it is a useful and powerful application with lots of support.

6. Has it helped you, or has it been you a headache for numerous reasons?

The learning curve is pretty steep. Understanding the GUI and how Max does things takes some getting use to when you just start. There's always a constant learning when using Max.

7. What training did you receive for the use of 3D Studio Max?

None

8. Were any people you know of made redundant when it was introduced?

Nope

FireFlight's picture

Thankyou for responding Souri. To MutantFork, did you ever think that maybe I didn't personally know anyone who has used 3D Studio Max.

quote:Alright slacker, instead of actually asking people you just post here and hope for responses?

Aren't I asking people anyway, maybe not directly, but I am still asking them

quote:No, thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a smartass.

No worries, it always brightens my day when I can help someone.