Maya 2019 Essential Training: 3D Modeling for Beginners
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
Learn the Maya UI
Model using polygons
Model using NURBS
Combine your scene together
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!
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?
In this video, we will go over the theory of 3D. We'll learn about vertices, edges, faces and more!
This quiz is to ‘test’ your understanding of the Theory of creating a 3D model.
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!
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!
This quiz is to evaluate your understanding of the Maya User Interface (UI).
Our First Polygon Models!
Now that we understand how to manipulate the model, let's jump into modeling our first model... a chessboard!
Fantastic! Let's model something more complicated and create a Pawn.
Our chess set is coming along! This time, we will model the Rook!
This quiz is to check your understanding of modeling in 3D using Maya's tool set.
Our First NURBS Models!
In this video, we will explore how to model a Bishop, using a new modeling method, NURBS.
Now that we know how to use NURBS to model, let's model a more complicated piece, the Queen.
Now that we know how to model using both polygons and NURBS, let's bring it all together, and model the King.
This quiz will text you on your understanding of NURBS modeling.
Advanced Modeling: Organic Object
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
Now that all the pieces are models, let's combine it into one scene and complete the chess set.
Here is a Bonus Lecture! Learn how to texture and render your assets so that it's ready for your portfolio.
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!