System requirements

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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    For each course you will get

    • Exercise files and quizzes
    • Certificate of completion from LinkedIn
    • Offline and audio-only options
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  • Welcome

    - [Instructor] Maya is a very robust package, and requires a fairly healthy system to run properly. Now if you're just starting out with Maya, make sure that you have a good graphics card in your system, along with plenty of memory. This will help you out a lot with Maya. Now if you're using a Macintosh, you will also need to get a three button mouse. Now if you don't have that for your Mac, go out and get one, because it will make your Maya experience that much better.

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