Learn how to incorporate the powerful MASH procedural animation tools—included with the Maya 2016 Extension 2—into your Maya workflow and build more dynamic motion graphics.
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An interview with Chris Landreth, a pioneering animator and director of the Oscar-winning animated short Ryan.
Learn the basics of Maya LT 2016, a 3D modeling and animation tool built especially for game makers.
Learn the essentials of modeling, texturing, rendering, and animating with Maya 2016, the 3D package popular in the feature film, video game, and animation industries.
Learn how to model, texture, render, and animate 3D characters and scenes with Maya 2015.
Scott Pagano, head of LA design studio Neither-Field, walks us through the motion-based, viral music videos he designed for the electronic music trio the M Machine.
Learn how to expertly control and animate cameras in your Maya projects and give viewers a window into your 3D world.
A collection of over 40 tips and tricks will help you work smarter, not harder, and build more sophisticated models in Maya.
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.
Introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014, including the new Modeling Toolkit and Paint Effects.
Covers all the key aspects of V-Ray, the powerful rendering plug-in for Maya.
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.
Demonstrates the tools and feature set in Maya 2011, including the skills necessary to model, texture, animate, and render projects.
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.
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.
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