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Bring scenes to life by building realistic fluid simulations in Maya, including foam and bubbles, liquid being poured, and volumetric liquid in a container.
Learn to render realistic bodies of water such as ponds and oceans and underwater shots with Maya—essential skills in a visual effects artist's toolkit.
Learn to create textures and add color, reflectivity, and other surface detail to your games with Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and Adobe Photoshop.
Find out how to set up the HumanIK rigging system in Autodesk Maya and start creating realistic skeletons for your 3D characters.
Model a fully detailed Shelby Cobra automobile using both polygon and NURBS techniques.
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.
Covers the basics of the classic dynamics engine, showing how to build a simulation with passive and active rigid bodies, add attributes like bounce and friction, integrate keyframes, and apply constraints.
Take an in-depth look at nCloth, Maya's toolkit for simulating high-resolution mesh cloth for 3D characters and animations.
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.
A practical guide to constructing 3D buildings that can be used to populate video game environments
Covers the basics of rendering and lighting tools in Maya.
Focuses on the basics of animating in Maya, including setting keyframes, working with animation editors, and automating animation with constraints and simple rigs.
Introduces the basics of creating Maya materials, the skins on 3D objects that lend them color, transparency, and texture.
Provides a thorough introduction to the NURBS modeling toolkit, a foundational aspect of 3D modeling.
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.
Introduces designers to the Maya environment and shows them how to move objects and keep scenes organized.
Provides a basic introduction to rigging theory, plus details of how to create professional 3D characters in Maya.
Introduces the skills needed to create photorealistic 3D creatures for film, video, and game production.
Create characters for video games or real-time rendered applications with Maya.
Shows how to generate stunning special effects simulations in Maya, including exploding fireworks, tumbling snowflakes, and burning flames.
Shows how to animate 3D characters in Maya utilizing the basic principles of animation.
Shows how to create realistic landscapes, atmospheres, and natural light effects in Maya 2011.
Demonstrates how to create professional, realistic 3D characters from scratch in Maya 2011.
Shows how to create textures and materials, and apply them to models to create realistic surfaces in Maya renders.
Shows how to master practical mental ray techniques for rendering models created in Maya.
Demonstrates the tools and feature set in Maya 2011, including the skills necessary to model, texture, animate, and render projects.
Explores the significant and robust feature set in Maya 2011 that add functionality to its 3D workflows.
Demonstrates how to use MatchMover, Toxik, and Backburner with Maya’s existing powerful feature set to create engaging 3D animations.
Highlights some Maya features including how to reuse MEL expressions as well as how to manipulate paint effects to give particles a final look and feel.
Explores the upgrades to the interface and covers soft selection and other modeling tools.
Covers topics from the basics of the interface to bringing models to life with complex animation.
Covers all areas of Maya 2008, from general workflows to specific modeling and rendering techniques.
An overview of rigging, character geometry, and topology, plus details of how to create professional 3D characters in Maya.
Explores Maya 8, including the improved interface, creating surfaces, texturing, adding light, and making motion trails.
Guides new users through the features of this robust 3D modeling and animation application.