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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Mira the designer

To be a good designer I have to know the following programs:
* Adobe Photoshop
* AutoCAD
*3D Studio Max

Corel draw:
CorelDraw is a Vector Graphics Software, Allowing the user to produce World Class Illustrations with 16.7 million colours. THE SPECIAL APPLICATION OF TEXTURES AND GRAPHICS FOR 3D VISUALIZATION allows the user to give a realistic look to their designs.

Adobe photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop is an Image Processing software package that enables you to create & edit images on IBM personal computers. Adobe Photoshop is acknowledged in professional fields as the cutting-edge, the final word in image editing.
Because computer-aided design is increasingly common, many employers expect new designers to be familiar with its use as a design tool. Interior designers use computers to create numerous versions of interior space designs-images can be inserted, edited, and replaced easily and without added cost - making it possible for a client to see and choose among several designs.

AutoCAD is the most powerful and the most popular AUTOMATIC COMPUTER AIDED Drafting Program.
*With AutoCAD, you can draw 2D Drawings as well as 3D Models with Rendering.
*AutoCAD is also useful in Mechanical Drafting, Architectural Drawing, Interior Designing, etc.
*The main feature of AutoCAD is not only to create drawings but drawings with proper dimensions and scale.
3D studio max :
3D Studio Max is a tool from Kinetix for making 3D Models, Designs and also to create simple as well as complex 3-Dimensional Animations and Walk-Throughs.
* 3D modeling and Rendering.
* Architectural drawings and layouts of all kinds.
* Interior design and facility planning.
*Line drawings for the fine arts.
* Using 3D-Studio Max, is an important part of communicating with the drawing community.
* Achieve impressive presentations by simply souping up your 2D drawings and presenting them in dynamic views.
* A new paradigm for Design Visualization.
* 3D Studio Max software gives you the freedom to Experiment and Race ahead with your Ideas and Imaginations.
* Photographic & natural backgrounds made by yourself to create extraordinary environment.
* The Special effects & extra lighting effects to make the environment much more vibrant.
* Integrated Keyframe Animation. Subtle Visual Effects - Visual effects are available like fog, atmospheric effects, volumetric lighting and the effect of fire to help make, your Project Powerful and Natural.
* Powerful Materials Editor, Simple materials with full control of color, textures shininess, strength of shininess, self-illumination and opacity are built-in.
* Rich Lighting Tools, Quick, precise control of lighting effects.
* Nondestructive Booleans and Lofts Merging outer Scenes or Film Clips with the Project made in 3D Studio Max.
* Auto Back Light - Automatically position the sun for any day of the year, any time of day, any position on the earth, or any angle true north relative to your model.

Maya is the world's most powerful 3D animation and visual effects software for the film, video, broadcast, game development, interactive, and location based entertainment markets.
*Create 3D Models and Render them into Images or Movie Clips.
*Design Animations

At university they only teach us autocad 2d and 3d . I took 3d studio max as well at uni but its not required I took it as extra ( madeh e5teyareyeh).Can you imagine the lack of programs normal student knows. To coupe with that especially that I hate to be a regular student I am self tutoring using internet tutorials to know how to use photoshop , corel draw and sketch up ( a program similar to autocad but a bit easier to make 3d ). Well thanks to my friend nisreen ( she was studying graphics before going to the interior design stream)and my friends at sawfan's architects who helped me to know how to start with photoshop being an effective but not easy program to start with . Now maya is left for me so I will take it as courses with my friends starting next week hopefully . So at the end of this summer I can tell I have put my feet on the first step of being a good designer :)
I will post some pictures later of my work on each program :)


  • good step :)

    but why you dont learn Adobe illustrator?
    its great software and i think its better than CorelDraw ...

    also i dont think you need Maya, first its too hard, second its useful in modeling ... drawing 3rd faces ...

    i think 3dMax is enough ...

    but its good to know all of them :)

    anyway good luck, if you need any help just tell me :)

    By Anonymous Ibrahim, at 7/31/2005 4:27 AM  

  • Well Ibrahim i dont have a problem learning illustrator but after i finish what i am doin right now. Maya is great in modelling when it comes to some materials used for chairs such as fabrics and i heard its faster than 3d max but harder :) i guess there is no harm learning it i guess i can integrate all programs togther to get to image and the animation i want :)

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 7/31/2005 5:41 AM  

  • why did you stop posting???!!

    By Blogger Amr Faham, at 7/31/2005 6:09 AM  

  • wow, seems like a lot of knowledge, but it also sound slike fun... I mean i dont know how to use any of these programs ...i used to play with Adobe photoshop and i was in love with it... just spend hours.. play with photos is my idea of a great fun... i should learn it too... maybe get a job in one of these online news things where i can play with photos and they can post them and pay me money :)

    By Blogger madas, at 7/31/2005 8:11 AM  

  • Useful info Mira, I agree with Ibrahim, Illustrator is a great software for designers, all my designer friends at work use it.

    By Blogger Dina, at 7/31/2005 11:17 AM  

  • Amr i am a bit bored of blogging and commenting for some reason i donno.
    Madas photoshop is lovely but i do more than messing pics :) i colour my plans and sections using it :)
    Dina as interior design i dont need it much it is very useful or graphic designers but i guess any info can help widen the horizons :)

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 7/31/2005 12:29 PM  

  • Mira you do not have leave comments all the time, when you fell like you don't have a comment, so do not comment.
    that's what i alwyas do, and sometimes i realoly get bored from all the blogging thing, but i don't blog when i have such mood becuase my post will be dumb and bad

    By Blogger Amr Faham, at 8/01/2005 9:34 AM  

  • Well amr i do that as well :) i stopped commenting coz i am bored not that i have nothing to say. Well i only post when i feel i have something to say it may be dumb sometimes but i post for myself and if anyone likes to comment that is good :)

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 8/01/2005 9:45 AM  

  • coool walla gd luck ya rab :D

    ana i know a bit of photoshop and right now am taking lessons in both autocad 2d and 3d studio max :D

    looking forward to see ur work's pic...


    By Blogger Saudi, at 8/01/2005 2:15 PM  

  • Thx Saudi welcome to my blog :) good to have general knowledge about everything :)what do you study anyways ?

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 8/02/2005 1:24 AM  

  • You have to know all of them, but you only have to specialize in two or three max, you can't master all of them.

    I have a lot of designer friends and from their experience the best choices to master are:
    -3D Studio Max

    They give you balanced widespread skills that suits most needs.

    I learnt Maya few years ago, and I tell you it's so much powerful than 3D Max, but the problem is there's not enough Free models for it, 3D Max is hugly supported among people and you can find thousands of free models to modify, customize and skin as you prefer, so eventually I regretted learning Maya over 3D Max.

    If you still want to seek professinalism and distinction, why not learn SoftImage, which is THE BEST and most powerful among others.

    By Anonymous Baher, at 8/03/2005 2:21 AM  

  • after u learn photoshop u will find illustrator quite easy

    good luck, yu see to enjoy all f it!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/03/2005 2:36 AM  

  • Thx baher i know i will end up this way :P thx alot ;)
    Mona i am learning illustrator now and its easy as u said :)

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 8/03/2005 4:09 AM  

  • Hi Mira .. thanks you alot for visiting me in my blog & i wish you always comment for my posts .

    About your post, you came to the point, i am electrical engineer but i love graphics very much .. but i don't know from where whould i begin .. all the programs you mentioned need along time to be learnt .. which of all these is the most powerful & must be learnt ??! i am sure you will help me !

    By Blogger Ahmad El-Saeed, at 8/03/2005 1:28 PM  

  • i am interior designer are you asking about graphics? anyways for interior autocad and 3dmax but for graphics shotophop and illustrator :)

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 8/03/2005 1:58 PM  

  • am studying computer engineering :)

    By Blogger Saudi, at 8/04/2005 4:01 PM  

  • Good for you saudi :) Most bloggers study something with computer somewhere :P even me as interior designer i cant live without my computer :)

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 8/05/2005 2:46 AM  

  • Hi Mira
    My name is Hussam iam an architect in the 3rd year also. i have read your blog,and really i'm so happy for you that u learn so programs.

    but all i wish to know the adress and the name of the center that you taken maya courses coz i wanna to take a trainning course on this program and its so difficult to find someones knows it.

    finally i'll be so happy and grateful for your respond.


    By Anonymous Hussam Tumma, at 8/14/2005 10:05 AM  

  • Hussam i will be taking lessons soon and i will inform you as soon as i know :)within the coming weeks for sure

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 8/14/2005 2:13 PM  

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