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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 6: Lights and Rendering

    Covers the basics of rendering and lighting tools in Maya.

    1h 52m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 5: Animation Tools

    Focuses on the basics of animating in Maya, including setting keyframes, working with animation editors, and automating animation with constraints and simple rigs.

    1h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 4: Creating Textures and Materials

    Introduces the basics of creating Maya materials, the skins on 3D objects that lend them color, transparency, and texture.

    1h 51m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 3: NURBS Modeling Techniques

    Provides a thorough introduction to the NURBS modeling toolkit, a foundational aspect of 3D modeling.

    2h 18m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 2: Polygonal Modeling Techniques

    Delves into the theory behind popular polygonal modeling techniques in Maya, then walks through the basic process of creating objects, modifying them, and working with subdivision surfaces.

    2h 17m
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 1: Interface and Organization

    Introduces designers to the Maya environment and shows them how to move objects and keep scenes organized.

    1h 35m
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  • view course page for Character Rigging in Maya

    Provides a basic introduction to rigging theory, plus details of how to create professional 3D characters in Maya.

    4h 37m
    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 Maya 2011 Essential Training

    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

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

    1h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2009 New Features

    Explores the upgrades to the interface and covers soft selection and other modeling tools.

    1h 40m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2009 Essential Training

    Covers topics from the basics of the interface to bringing models to life with complex animation.

    10h 0m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2008 Essential Training

    Covers all areas of Maya 2008, from general workflows to specific modeling and rendering techniques.

    9h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya 8.5 Character Rigging

    An overview of rigging, character geometry, and topology, plus details of how to create professional 3D characters in Maya.

    4h 39m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya 8 Essential Training

    Explores Maya 8, including the improved interface, creating surfaces, texturing, adding light, and making motion trails.

    7h 58m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Maya 6.5 Essential Training

    Guides new users through the features of this robust 3D modeling and animation application.

    8h 31m
    Beginner
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