Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation with Maya

Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation with Maya

Learn step by step the fundamentals of 3D modeling, texturing and animation by creating an entire 3D animated scene

What You'll Learn

By the end of this course you will have a strong understanding of computer animation techniques like modeling, texturing, animation and rendering. You will finish this course by creating a complete 3D animated space scene

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Learn The Fundamentals of 3D Animation Quickly!

Have you ever wanted to become a master 3D modeler or animator? Or are you already a veteran of 3D but want to switch over to the industry's most power 3D software Autodesk Maya? This course is designed to get those completely new to the world's most powerful 3D package up and running as quickly as possible.

Building Your First 3D Scene By Creating An Alien World

We begin this series by introducing you to the basics of the user interface, and how to navigate around 3D space. You will then dive right in and start building and alien world which you will have a spaceship flying through. By the end of this course you will know how to create your own 3D movies with models and environments you have modeled and animated.

This Course Covers The Following Topics

  • Introduction to the Maya user interface
  • Navigating around 3D space
  • Sculpting environments
  • Texturing
  • Working with lights
  • Animation
  • Polygon modeling
  • Working with cameras
  • Creating visual effects like fire and electricity
  • Rendering and exporting animated movies

What are the requirements?

  • For this course you will need a Mac or PC 

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will have a strong understanding of computer animation techniques like modeling, texturing, animation and rendering. You will finish this course by creating a complete 3D tiki hut model. 

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for those who are completely new to computer animation and for 3D artists that want to make the switch over the the industries most powerful animation software.

Course Info.

Length:
4½ hours
Lessons:
35
Price:
$25.00
Language:
English

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Modules

Introduction to Maya
0:45 Introduction
Project Files
4:12 Download
0:58 Install & Run
7:70 User Interface
5:40 Primitives and selection
3:18 Move, rotate, scale
1:55 Navigate viewport
5:17 Viewport views layout
4:58 Viewport shading lighting
8:51 Material editor basics
4:12 Material editor texture
1:56 Material editor workspace
4:48 Material Texture UVW
5:46 Render basics
7:53 Animation basics
6:17 Animation scene
5:10 Edit options vertex edge face
4:44 Mesh
10:59 Edit mesh
4:55 Mesh tools
3:42 Hut scene setup
11:27 Hut wall
11:41 Hut door
9:60 Hut miscellaneous pieces
7:46 Hut Roof
5:55 UVW texture wall
7:34 UVW texture roof
7:52 UVW texture surfboards
13:19 UVW texture miscellaneous items
8:00 UVW texture bamboo
12:27 UVW texture door
7:90 Scene layout
7:38 Render image
5:10 Render animation

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