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Maya 2019 Essential Training: 3D Modeling for Beginners

Learn the essential skills needed to understand how to use Maya 2019 to create amazing 3D models.
Monica Academic Phoenix
97 estudiantes matriculados
English [Auto-generated]
Learn to create high-quality 3D models for video games, animations and vfx feature films in Maya 2019. No prior knowledge required.

Have you ever watched an animation or played a video, and wondered…. How is this done? Have you ever wanted to learn the software that builds these amazing environments and characters? Then Autodesk Maya is a perfect software to learn.

I’m Monica and you may know me as Academic Phoenix. Join me in learning the essential skills needed to understand how to use Maya to create 3D models. In my eCouse, I’ll take you through the essential features of Maya, and teach you how to model complicated 3D objects.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a strong foundation in the software that will allow you to continue in other areas of animation, visual effects and gaming.

Don’t forget, there is a bonus feature at the end!

Learn the Fundamentals of Autodesk Maya

  • Install Maya

  • Learn the Maya UI

  • Model using polygons

  • Model using NURBS

  • Combine your scene together

  • Bonus Material!

Why Autodesk Maya?

Autodesk Maya is an industry standard software that is used by many animation, game and visual effects companies. By learning Maya, you’ll have the knowledge to be able to create anything in 3D. All the theories that you will learn, can also apply to numerous other 3D software packages.

What Does This eCourse Offer?

This eCourse consist of 15 Maya 2019 lessons where you will learn to use Maya’s User Interface, manipulate 3D objects, create simple and complicated models, and so much more.

Not only will you understand the essential tools to create 3D models in Maya, you will also have access to a complimentary eBook and all the completed Maya files for you to reference!

So, if you are interested in learning more about how major animations and games are made, then have a seat and join me for this course.



Hello Creators! This in an introduction video of what you will learn in this eCourse. Enjoy!

Preparation and Setup

In this video, we will cover how to set up Autodesk Maya so that you have the proper software to follow along. Link below provided for your convenience!

What is a 3D Model?

The Theory of 3D Modeling

In this video, we will go over the theory of 3D. We'll learn about vertices, edges, faces and more!

Understanding Theory of 3D Modeling

This quiz is to ‘test’ your understanding of the Theory of creating a 3D model.

Maya's Interface

Navigation in Maya

Let's dive into Autodesk Maya 2019. In this video, we'll go over the User Interface of Maya and play around with geometry. It's a great way to understand modeling before jumping into 3D modeling. Below is a PDF for your essential Maya shortcuts, for your conveniece!

How to Select and Manipulate Objects

Now that we understand how to navigate through Maya's User Interface, let's play around with geometry. We'll be learning tools like extrude, move, scale and more!

Understanding Maya’s Interface

This quiz is to evaluate your understanding of the Maya User Interface (UI).

Our First Polygon Models!

Let's Create a Chessboard

Now that we understand how to manipulate the model, let's jump into modeling our first model... a chessboard!

Model a Chess Piece: The Pawn

Fantastic! Let's model something more complicated and create a Pawn.

Model a Chess Piece: The Rook

Our chess set is coming along! This time, we will model the Rook!

Understanding Polygon Modeling

This quiz is to check your understanding of modeling in 3D using Maya's tool set.

Our First NURBS Models!

Model a Chess Piece with NURBS: The Bishop

In this video, we will explore how to model a Bishop, using a new modeling method, NURBS.

Model a Chess Piece with NURBS: The Queen

Now that we know how to use NURBS to model, let's model a more complicated piece, the Queen.

Model a Chess Piece with Polygons and NURBS: The King

Now that we know how to model using both polygons and NURBS, let's bring it all together, and model the King.

Understanding NURBS Modeling

This quiz will text you on your understanding of NURBS modeling.

Advanced Modeling: Organic Object

Model a Complex Chess Piece: The Knight

Organic models, like a horse, are complicated and advanced. Let's learn how to model a complex chess piece, like the Knight.

Complete Chess Set

Import and Place All Assets

Now that all the pieces are models, let's combine it into one scene and complete the chess set.

Bonus Lectures

Render Your Chess Set

Here is a Bonus Lecture! Learn how to texture and render your assets so that it's ready for your portfolio.

Thank you & What's Next?

You made it to the last video of the eCourse! I hope you learned a great deal and here is a way to stay in touch!

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!
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