Maya 2018 Essential Training

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  • Course details

    Learn to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2018. This course covers the core Maya skills—modeling, texturing, rendering, and animation—within a real-world, project-based workflow. The techniques you'll learn here translate equally well to film, motion graphics, game design, and animation.

    First explore the basics of the Maya interface, including selecting and manipulating objects, organizing scenes, and customizing the interface. Next, learn about polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and working with NURBS surfaces. Once you understand modeling, discover how to create and apply materials—adding color, texture, and reflectivity to your creations. Then integrate cameras, lighting, and effects into the rendering process, and leverage the new Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, instructor George Maestri show how to add movement and life to your work with Maya's animation tools.

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  • Welcome

    - Hi, I'm George Maestri, and welcome to the course. Autodesk Maya is a really great 3D modeling, rendering, and animation application that's used in film, games, and visualization. In this course, we're going to give you a complete overview of Maya. We'll start off with the Maya interface. And then show you how to select and manipulate objects in Maya. Then we'll create our own objects by doing polygonal modeling, and then nerve space modeling. After that, we're going to add color and texture to our models, and then render them. This course will cover the Maya software renderer as well as the new Arnold renderer. And finally, we'll show you how to use some basic animation in Maya. So let's go ahead and get started with the course.

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