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  • view course page for VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers

    Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements.

    3h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Particle and Fire Effects with Maya

    Shows how to generate stunning special effects simulations in Maya, including exploding fireworks, tumbling snowflakes, and burning flames.

    3h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation Fundamentals with Maya

    Shows how to animate 3D characters in Maya utilizing the basic principles of animation.

    6h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Natural Environments in Maya

    Shows how to create realistic landscapes, atmospheres, and natural light effects in Maya 2011.

    4h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling a Character in Maya

    Modeling a Character in Maya with Ryan Kittleson

    Demonstrates how to create professional, realistic 3D characters from scratch in Maya 2011.

    3h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures and Shaders in Maya

    Shows how to create textures and materials, and apply them to models to create realistic surfaces in Maya renders.

    3h 30m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Maya

    Shows how to master practical mental ray techniques for rendering models created in Maya.

    4h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2011 Essential Training

    Maya 2011 Essential Training with George Maestri

    Demonstrates the tools and feature set in Maya 2011, including the skills necessary to model, texture, animate, and render projects.

    9h 8m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2011 New Features

    Maya 2011 New Features with George Maestri

    Explores the significant and robust feature set in Maya 2011 that add functionality to its 3D workflows.

    1h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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