Get up to speed on the new features of Maya 2018. This course takes a look at the new interface features, including timeline changes and Dash scripting; additional polygonal primitives; tension deformers for rigging; new Arnold materials; and MASH nodes for motion graphics.
Teaching 3D and Visualization for LinkedIn Learning. Director, Storyteller, Animator for film, games, and VR.George Maestri is an animation director and producer. His clients include Disney and Comedy Central.
George Maestri is an animation director and producer based in Los Angeles. He has written a number of books on 3D character animation, including Digital Character Animation (New Riders), and Maya at a Glance (Sybex Books). His credits include work for such studios as Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Brothers, and Comedy Central.
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- [Instructor] Hi, I'm George Maestri, and today we're going to take a look at the new features in Maya 2018. So we're going to start off with the interface, and show you some interface enhancements, changes to the timeline, a new feature called dash scripting, as well as some other improvements. Then we're going to move on to modeling, were going to show you some new polygonal primitives, as well as some new commands. Then we're going to move on to some new rigging and deformation tools. We're going to take a look at some new stuff going on in rendering, including some Arnold materials, as well as changes to the light editor. And then we're going to wrap it up by showing you a couple of mash nodes for motion graphics. So let's go ahead and get started with the course.
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