Anyone here have any experiences from there? How was it? What were you mainly there for?
I went there to get AIDS
>>564085Just get a part time job and do some online courses. 3D CGMA is good. Gameartinstitute is also good, but that is mostly on characters.Learn online. If you need university to learn you will fail at life. If you look at the most succesful people a lot of them drop out of college or university.
There was an absolutely retarded anon who came on here a couple months ago, claimed he was from Full Sail, couldn't find a single job in the past 7 years, and proceeded to insult everyone who attempted to engage with him in the thread.I don't know much about Full Sail besides for that story, but it goes to prove dedication and character are just as important as the university you go to.
>>564085>pay thousands of dollars for a networking club>get a shitty mobile jobAt least choose a more professional university to go too. And if you really want to pay bucks, just look into Gnomon.
>>564085It's a for-profit university. Just read about them online, and you'll see why they're a terrible idea.>>564126I know a guy that went. 4-year-degree, and specialized his 3d training in Mental Ray of all things. Now Maya uses Arnold, and he's completely out of date. He learned literally nothing about game engines (not even the then-current versions of Unreal and Unity, which are like babby's first game engine) the import pipeline for them, and nothing about the specific rigging, animation or texture requirements of any engine, despite his degree saying Game Art. He now owes a little over $250k for this.
>>564127What kind of fucking idiot pays 250k for education?
>>564127What *did* he learn? CPU-based rendering has fuck all to do with games, sounds like he made terrible choices. Not knowing engine requirements is pretty inconsequential considering these can be learned very quickly (you look up what they are and that's it), they're nowhere near important as knowing how to model for games in *general*. (It's still a bit weird his program wouldn't cover Unreal or Unity)
>>564085Nah sorry I learned my lesson after finishing 5 year uni and getting phd.Good VFX artist is the one who put the time into improving his work and nothing else.
>>564127Gnomon could work if you take a few classes only. I toured the campus and although it was nice I was scared away by the cost.
>>564085I don't know what Full Sail's rep is regarding having inside contacts, but Gnomon is known for getting you a job by having you meet peoplePersonally if I were young and set on 3D, I'd work a part time job while pirating Gnomon DVDs online
>>564128>>564129Well, the guy is kind of a moron, desu, but I thought sharing this story could help others make their decisions about Full Sail.>What kind of fucking idiot...The kind that goes to Full Sail at 20 years old and pays for it with loans. The kind that parties with all the 'music production' and 'filmmaking' morons that are also dumping that kind of money into a for-profit university. The kind with bad decision making skills in general and no concept of the value of money because of their upper-middle-class upbringing.>What *did* he learn?He's a mediocre modeler that knows basically nothing about rigging and animation, but knows Mental Ray inside and out. Too bad that now that Maya has moved to Arnold as its pack-in renderer, he's completely fucked.Other major items he did not learn: ZBrush, a mocap workflow.>tl;drFull Sail does not make you a creative professional in any field. You do that. You just pay them for their name and some contact / networking opportunities.
>>564371>desuFuck you, 4chan. It stopped being funny with Duckroll.
If you go to full sail you will most likely ruin your entire fucking life.Just learn that shit online, all you do there is online tutorials anyway.My starting class went from about 150 students to SIX, yes SIX of us graduated.
>>564584My friend went for creative writing. I hope she's doing okay since I haven't spoken to her in a while. I think she got some internship in California.
>>564584Can you defer from University in the U.S and avoid paying fees?
>>564584I was listening a developer commentary from Ratchet and Clank 3,Mike Stout said that he personally has hired multiple applicants from Full Sail and one of them turned to be genius of some sort.He said that it is expected for the applicant not to know shit when the hired,all they want to know if you are able to follow directions and if you are flexible enough.The re-training was part of the hiring process meaning even if you are from full sail expect that they will make you forget everything you learned and focus on the job you need to do.
>>564584some guy on youtube said that he couldn't sleep because they bombed them with exams.they only had 2 months in total to learn about texturing and the program was at frantic pace and lots of students got skinny and ill