How to use the exercise files

From the course: 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

    - [Lecturer] If you have access to the exercise files that accompany this course go ahead and download them now and place them on your desktop. The ExerciseFiles folder is where all of the assets for this course live, and if we open it up you'll see that it has a number of folders, and most importantly is the scenes folder, where all of the scenes for the course will be. Now, when you first open Maya go ahead and do a File, Set Project and make sure you highlight the Exercise folders on your desktop and select Set. When you do that all of the files will link up properly and you should be able to open the scenes without a problem.

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