Loc: Beautiful Southern California
With my current work schedule it's tricky fitting in the learning time, but nun the less my learning to do list is:<br>HTML<br>Maya (I know a bit but need to be up to snuff)<br>3D StudioMax (again worked with the program for a year on the job but it's been over 1 &1/2 years since)<br>Illustrator<br><br>[color:blue]If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. - Milton Berle</font color=blue>
Yes Yoyo - learning happens by both ways - but as other have said - what you gain from each is a very different aspect of the whole picture. I never had the chance to learn these apps in the classroom before I hit the "real world", for the simple reason they didn't exist yet. Being taught about the apps in a classroom situation is just learning how to use the tool - out in the workplace you then have to learn apply that knowledge of how the tool works to achieve the desired end result. And there are so many oddball variables that occur in on the job situations that just can't be covered in a school course - ever when the assignments are meant to be "practical". I first learned to use a Mac (in the Mac Plus times) through the "trial by fire" method - at the offset newspaper plant when the resident art person left. Fortunately for me I'm very adaptable and intelligent so it was no problem - I figured things out pretty quickly and was very resouceful in finding sources of help. I got a job at a screenprinting company a few years later - and by then had acquired a second hand Mac to use at home - but had to wait 5 years before my employer saw the light and computerized the art department. And then all my knowledge of the apps only helped partway - because we printed only in spot color and not process color - and needed to use these apps in ways that were generally not taught in your average course. So it was back to figuring out for myself how to do it - and then teach the rest of the department...and subsequently learned a lot about how different people learn in different ways.<br><br>Ack - I'm starting to ramble...all in all I think it's definately a good thing for kids to have the opportunity to learn these apps as early as possible - and if that includes time in school environment - so much the better.<br><br>[color:purple]If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.</font color=purple><br>
My daughter who works as a Graphic Designer/Account Exect she did not have Any formal graphic education or even seminars. She is one of those natrual artist with brush and digital. She learned the apps just by doing.<br><br>However she can design a great web site. But she says she does not know lick about HTML, JAVA codeing - that she needs to take classes on.<br><br>
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.