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do you guys rely on tutorials
show user profile  debodeebs
is it normal to keep having to search how to do something that you have forgot how to do over time? I always forget after awhile lol
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1/16/2015 4:16:51 PM (last edit: 1/16/2015 4:16:51 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Not really. If I learn something new/cool (e.g. something Garp does) I'll do it 2 or 3 times so that I "deep" learn the thinking behind it. If you understand the logic you won't need the tutorial ever again*

*Maxscript is an exception, though, I can't understand the logic behind the syntax, so I can never remember how to write things.
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1/16/2015 4:21:03 PM (last edit: 1/16/2015 4:21:26 PM)
show user profile  debodeebs
maybe my problem is going straight onto a new project then, some are hard and boring to do but I guess doing your method and just repeat a few times until its drilled into my head, I don't seem to have a problem with key shortcuts, once I learn a new shortcut trick I've never forgotten even years down the line.
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1/16/2015 4:26:30 PM (last edit: 1/16/2015 4:26:30 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
Not anymore.
When starting I did tutorial after tutorial until I got enough knowledge of myself to start learning on my own.
Now instead of tutorials, if I don't know something, I just ask for advice on how to approach something and make my way to it.

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1/16/2015 4:56:47 PM (last edit: 1/16/2015 4:56:47 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
No and yes.

I do not go online doing step-by-step tutorials. That being said I use digital tutors frequently to pull small bits of information when I need them as well different production workflows.





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1/16/2015 5:52:18 PM (last edit: 1/16/2015 5:52:18 PM)
show user profile  Error404
I don't really ever follow step by step tutorials, I don't have the patience for that, haha!

I'm pretty good at figuring things out myself, and that's how I learn best. However, I do search for stuff online or in help files quite often, usually there's just one part of a process that i can't figure out, or forgot how to do, or want to figure out how to do it more efficiently, or whatever.

Some people learn in different ways. Me, you can tell me exactly how to do something, and you can even show me how to do it, and I won't really learn it. I have to do something myself to learn and remember. I'm not a good book learner, I can read all day long, and I won't learn anything.


For example, I'm getting back into Solidworks now. it's been almost 10 years since I've used it, so I'm basically learning over again, the small details anyway. The main concepts and stuff I still remember. I'll figure out how to do something, then I'll find a faster or more efficient way of doing it by reading online and trying it out.

Same thing working in the garage building or modifying things. I learn by doing. I'll do something wrong once or a few times, then I'll know how to do it right. So far, I've not lost any fingers doing things the wrong way, lets hope it stays that way. :-D

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1/16/2015 8:59:27 PM (last edit: 1/17/2015 5:37:09 AM)
show user profile  debodeebs
same here error, i cannot read patiently so therefor i cannot learn by reading, i tend to just scan with my eyes :D.
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1/20/2015 2:36:43 PM (last edit: 1/20/2015 2:36:43 PM)
show user profile  FX
My brain is constantly farting...I *depend* on tutorials.
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1/21/2015 7:25:58 AM (last edit: 1/21/2015 7:25:58 AM)
show user profile  Dave
herfstsfdsgsg has pretty much nailed it. Your issue is not a need to rely on tutorials, but rather that you're forgetting methods and steps involved in certain creation-procedures, most likely due to the fact that you don't do it enough for the knowledge to really sink in.

This is not a problem. This is natural. Unless you learnt absolutely everything 3d related from a very early age, the odd jobs here and there that aren't part of your daily routine are going to get pushed back into the "don't need to think about this any more" category

Although, it is an interesting topic as a whole. what with the whole information highway we've got at our fingertips now, there's likely an ever increasing laziness toward learning since we know that most, if not all of our questions can be found with a google search.

Of course, the longer this persists, the less useful our information highway becomes since the number of "learned" folk who share their knowledge will steadily decline over time and we'll end up just going in circles until the world ends.

As for me, yeah I gladly forget shit that I only have to do about once a year, if that.

I still look up tutorials for stuff I do every day too, because only a fool would assume they know it all. I have a fear of becoming one of those older dudes in a game studio who's just stuck in his ways, rambling about physical based rendering being pointless because in actuality I don't know it and that scares me, but all the young kids are doing it but I'm trying to convince the boss that I know best because of that one time I made a good call on a game we made together 26 years ago.

Stay with it, folks. Or you'll be left behind.

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That reads weird... I'm not saying I look up tutorials every day, I'm saying I still look up tutorials for the stuff that I do on an every day basis.

Although, with that said... it's maybe not too far off, YouTube subscriptions to various folk who make tutorials are a god-send.

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1/21/2015 8:34:55 PM (last edit: 1/21/2015 8:54:06 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
I'm too cool for tutorials. Nah, I think its perfectly reasonable to go through learning material a few times when you're new to the topic or its been a long time since you last utilized your knowledge. I refer to max's help file rather than tutorials though since its IMO better organized.

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1/21/2015 9:36:19 PM (last edit: 1/21/2015 9:36:19 PM)
show user profile  FX
Trial, error, patience and Google.

The problem with tutorials is they rarely "cut to the chase" and you have to endure endless waffling and over explaining of the basics that a help file would cover.

I'd gladly pay for a tutorial *service* where I can interact with voice/video/shared desktop and consult directly with *experts*, a bit like this forum but a more instant version.;)
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1/22/2015 7:16:06 AM (last edit: 1/22/2015 7:41:15 AM)
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