Resources


The messiah community grows larger every day as users interact with each other and share their knowledge. This is flattering to us and to messiah itself, as it helps everyone in so many ways. Not only do the plug-ins, content, advice, etc. have an immediate beneficial impact on the user community, but, as our users have seen, it has a direct impact on the program itself. Since the beginning, messiah has been extremely user driven, and not just from the big studios. Our desire to help digital artists is made easier by the care and effort that went into the base program, so adding features, modifying tools, and experimenting with new ideas is not only possible, it's being done on a daily basis with input from our users. With messiah's powerful, easy to use API, the power is now in the hands of anyone who wants to wield it.

As a result, we have created this page to direct users and potential users to the main resources that are out there.

Forum


The main messiah forum now resides at www.setuptab.com

IRC


(Internet Relay Chat) One of the most fantastic things about the messiah community is that you get 24 / 7 free technical director support via the irc chat. You'll meet nearly every influential messiah personality and can talk freely about technology, animation or whatever else you might want. Use the chat button on setuptab.com, or connect using any irc client to: irc.mibbit.net and join channel #messiah3d

Websites


www.zoogono.com Zoogono bills itself as "Your messiah resource on the web" and it certainly is. This web site ("zoogono" is Greek for "animate") was created by a group of messiah users as a service to the community. You'll find lots of cool stuff, like plug-ins (or links to them), scripts, news, links, and soon there'll be much more, including a gallery.

Learning Material


Sometimes the best way to learn something is to watch a professional in action or have them teach you one-on-one. Training videos let you do that. There's a huge amount of training material available on http://setuptab.com/index.php?action=store

A list of tutorials, both free and commercial is available at http://setuptab.com/index.php/topic,485.0.html

And of course, there's the online manual at http://www.eggswhyzed.com/messiah_docs/