I am happy about the skills learned - although be warned - it is plenty of information to digest in a limited amount of time. This being said I would not want less content during the time given but if you were to miss ten minutes you would actually miss something you might have use for - this is worth knowing prior to signing up. Having some 3D modelling knowledge in advance is helpful, as is rendering skills to some degree - but you will learn it all from scratch. Be sure to have a project of your own to make use of the knowledge in when you complete the course as it is too much information to maintain otherwise.
I highly recommend this lesson, it was informative and covered many modeling aspects but at the same time very enjoyable. If they can upgrade the laptop to better spec/mac, I think the course would be more enjoyable. And content browser would be nice! Thank you.
I did the combined 101 and 201 and so this is following on from the first 3 days, Ben has provided a continuity in learning the software. Aside from showing us how to use the tools and function on the software, Ben also showed us why and in what real life situations we could apply the tools / technique due to his very rich industry experience, which is very important in learning an industry standard software. The only issue with the course is that the computers are not really fit for purpose for such a graphic intensive software: 1. They are rather slow 2. They screen is rather small Also, a lot of people in the industry in fact use a Mac so it could have been a nicer experience to do this course on a Mac. In addition, we didn't have the full software installed - it's missing the Content Library and the Show Help guide, which has left a dent in the experience. We have found a way around not using the Content Library and that didn't affect our learning as such but it would have been much nicer if we had the full software so we could have a play with some of the interesting effects Ben has shown us.