Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for 3D artists and Maya users.
Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.
Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.
Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.
Learn how to expertly control and animate cameras in your Maya projects and give viewers a window into your 3D world.
Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.
Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.
Create, render, and customize fur and hair for your 3D models in Maya.
Covers all the key aspects of V-Ray, the powerful rendering plug-in for Maya.
Dive deep into the Hypershade window and shader creation with Maya and the mental ray rendering engine.
Demonstrates how to light an object onto a live-action still plate, using Maya, Nuke, and Photoshop.
Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props and assets, from tools to furniture, in Autodesk Maya.
Discover how to create render passes in Maya, recombine the passes in After Effects, and motion track the passes to live-action video footage that contains a moving camera or a moving character.
Covers the basics of rendering and lighting tools in Maya.
Introduces the basics of creating Maya materials, the skins on 3D objects that lend them color, transparency, and texture.
Shows how to create realistic landscapes, atmospheres, and natural light effects in Maya 2011.
Shows how to master practical mental ray techniques for rendering models created in Maya.