Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Maya 8 Essential Training
Illustration by Bruce Heavin

Maya 8 Essential Training

with George Maestri

Video: Introduction

In this title, George Maestri explores the latest features of Maya 8, from the improved interface to the new productivity features for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. The training also includes detailed tutorials on topics as varied as creating and connecting surfaces, texturing and shading, adding light and depth of field, and ghosting and motion trails. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 26s
    1. Introduction
      26s
  2. 1h 13m
    1. Starting Maya and the Maya interface
      10m 30s
    2. Projects and opening scenes
      5m 48s
    3. Viewports and navigation
      5m 40s
    4. Menus, hotbox, and marking menus
      6m 43s
    5. Selecting and moving objects
      7m 36s
    6. Pivots
      2m 52s
    7. Customizing the interface
      7m 38s
    8. Grids and snapping
      4m 34s
    9. Outliner and hierarchies
      4m 7s
    10. Hypergraph
      5m 15s
    11. The Attribute Editor
      4m 20s
    12. Showing and hiding layers
      4m 11s
    13. Templates and selection masks
      4m 38s
  3. 1h 21m
    1. NURBS Primitives
      5m 59s
    2. NURBS Curves
      5m 4s
    3. Creating surfaces: Revolve
      3m 28s
    4. Creating surfaces: Loft
      4m 24s
    5. Creating surfaces: Extrude
      2m 53s
    6. Trims and projected curves
      2m 50s
    7. Curves on surfaces
      3m 6s
    8. Planar surfaces
      3m 6s
    9. Connecting surfaces with Fillets
      7m 49s
    10. Connecting surfaces with Stitch
      5m 31s
    11. Editing surfaces and Artisan
      5m 59s
    12. Deformations: Lattices
      4m 25s
    13. Non-linear deformations: Bend, Flare, Sine, etc.
      5m 9s
    14. In practice: Building a sub pt. 1
      12m 3s
    15. In practice: Building a sub pt. 2
      9m 50s
  4. 1h 6m
    1. Polygonal primitives
      6m 2s
    2. Editing polygons
      5m 11s
    3. Beveling
      3m 54s
    4. Extruding
      4m 36s
    5. Using Cut on faces
      1m 35s
    6. Edge loops
      2m 30s
    7. Using Poke and Wedge on faces
      2m 52s
    8. Combining objects and attaching surfaces
      3m 11s
    9. Booleans
      4m 15s
    10. Merging vertices
      7m 14s
    11. Smoothing
      7m 25s
    12. Converting surfaces
      4m 34s
    13. In practice: Building a sub pt. 3
      12m 59s
  5. 1h 14m
    1. Applying shaders and shader types
      7m 23s
    2. Editing shaders and applying maps
      8m 25s
    3. The Hypershade window and shader networks
      5m 56s
    4. Multilister
      3m 6s
    5. UV mapping and textures
      7m 56s
    6. Projection mapping
      5m 38s
    7. Mapping polygons
      9m 9s
    8. Bump mapping
      2m 45s
    9. Displacement mapping
      3m 38s
    10. 3D paint
      5m 59s
    11. Texturing a sub
      14m 20s
  6. 1h 41m
    1. Types of renderers and render globals
      7m 29s
    2. Adding lights to a scene
      10m 30s
    3. Lighting attributes and shadows
      8m 42s
    4. Cameras
      9m 15s
    5. Depth of field
      4m 20s
    6. Raytracing
      8m 43s
    7. Mental Ray
      5m 6s
    8. Mental Ray lighting
      8m 20s
    9. Mental Ray depth of field
      4m 15s
    10. Motion blur
      5m 34s
    11. Mental Ray global illumination
      7m 39s
    12. Mental Ray caustics
      5m 3s
    13. Batch rendering and command line rendering
      7m 22s
    14. In practice: Lighting a scene
      9m 12s
  7. 51m 55s
    1. Introduction to animation
      7m 14s
    2. Playblast and playback
      7m 15s
    3. Ghosting and motion trails
      4m 36s
    4. Dope Sheet
      4m 46s
    5. Curve Editor
      7m 1s
    6. Cycles
      5m 30s
    7. Animation paths
      3m 17s
    8. In practice: Animating a sub pt. 1
      12m 16s
  8. 28m 34s
    1. Painting objects
      10m 13s
    2. Creating brushes
      8m 27s
    3. Managing brushes
      6m 32s
    4. The Paint FX window
      3m 22s
  9. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

Watch this entire course now —plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Watch the Online Video Course Maya 8 Essential Training
7h 58m Beginner Feb 23, 2007

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

In this title, George Maestri explores the latest features of Maya 8, from the improved interface to the new productivity features for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. The training also includes detailed tutorials on topics as varied as creating and connecting surfaces, texturing and shading, adding light and depth of field, and ghosting and motion trails. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Subject:
3D + Animation
Software:
Maya
Author:
George Maestri

Introduction

Closed captioning isn’t available for this video.

There are currently no FAQs about Maya 8 Essential Training.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Maya 8 Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.