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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in Maya

    Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.

    4h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max

    Present product renderings in their best light with 3ds Max and After Effects.

    3h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling an F1 Wheel in Maya

    Model and render a fully realized Formula 1 steering wheel from an initial product concept sketch.

    2h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Construction Modeling Tools

    Make construction models that work for everyone on your team. Learn how to use Revit's parts, assemblies, and displacement views to break your model down and add detail and refinement.

    2h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya Tips and Tricks

    Maya Tips and Tricks with Aaron F. Ross

    A collection of over 40 tips and tricks will help you work smarter, not harder, and build more sophisticated models in Maya.

    2h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

    Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.

    12m 58s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2014 New Features

    Maya 2014 New Features with Aaron F. Ross

    Introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014, including the new Modeling Toolkit and Paint Effects.

    2h 0m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for 3D Printing on Shapeways Using Maya

    Prepare your models in Maya and then send them for 3D printing on Shapeways, an online service that ships reproductions straight to your door.

    1h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling Vehicles in Maya

    Modeling Vehicles in Maya with Ryan Kittleson

    Model a fully detailed Shelby Cobra automobile using both polygon and NURBS techniques.

    4h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started with 3ds Max

    Getting Started with 3ds Max with Randi Derakhshani

    Make models with 3D objects, edit polygonal meshes, create surfaces and models with 2D shapes and splines, and more.

    4h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Game Prop Creation in Maya

    Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props and assets, from tools to furniture, in Autodesk Maya.

    9h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Game Environments in Maya and Photoshop

    A practical guide to constructing 3D buildings that can be used to populate video game environments

    5h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mudbox 2013 Essential Training

    Teaches digital artists how to create realistic assets such as 3D characters, immersive game environments, and product designs in Mudbox.

    4h 14m
    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
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya

    Introduces the skills needed to create photorealistic 3D creatures for film, video, and game production.

    5h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Game Character Creation in Maya

    Create characters for video games or real-time rendered applications with Maya.

    2h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Urban Game Environments in 3ds Max

    A practical guide to modeling and texturing 3D urban environments for games in 3ds Max.

    5h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling a Character in 3ds Max

    Design and build a 3D human character that can be used for feature film, broadcast, and games.

    4h 31m
    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 3ds Max 9 Modeling

    3ds Max 9 Modeling with Steve Nelle

    Methods for creating video games, logos, mechanical assemblies, and architectural visualizations with 3ds Max.

    13h 33m
    Intermediate
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