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Maya 8 Essential Training

with George Maestri

Video: Introduction

Explores Maya 8, including the improved interface, creating surfaces, texturing, adding light, and making motion trails.
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  1. 26s
    1. Introduction
  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 22m
    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
      3m 17s
    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

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Maya 8 Essential Training
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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.

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