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  • view course page for Realtime Motion Graphics with Unreal Engine 4

    Speed up your motion graphics workflow by taking advantage of the real-time processing power of Unreal Engine 4. Find out how to take static and animated geometry from Maya and C4D and render it in Unreal.

    4h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2016 Extension 2 New Features

    Find out how to use the new features in Maya 2016 Extension 2, including the Content Browser, MASH networks, Quick Rig, the Pose Editor, Light Editor, and Render Setup dialog.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya: Render Setup System

    Maya: Render Setup System

    with George Maestri

    Maya's new Render Setup dialog provides everything you need to manage multiple renders within a single window. Learn how to use Render Setup and the Light Editor—included in Maya 2016 Extension 2—to create faster, more dynamic renders.

    47m 18s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya: Motion Graphics Workflow with MASH

    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.

    3h 33m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Rigging Mechanical Objects in Maya

    Learn techniques for rigging mechanical objects, machines, and other inanimate objects in Maya.

    1h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Animating Cartoon Characters in Maya

    Teaches simple steps to creating exaggerated cartoon animation in Maya, using principles such as squash and stretch, exaggeration, follow-through, and overlapping action.

    2h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Soft Body Simulation for Motion Graphics with RealFlow

    Learn how to simulate soft bodies in a physically accurate and realistic way with RealFlow. Motion graphics artist Ran Ben Avraham shows how to create a bouncing logo design using RealFlow.

    1h 34m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rigging a Cartoon Character in Maya

    Add squash and stretch to a rig in Maya, using techniques specific to cartoon characters: stretchy joints, IK/FK switching, and facial rigging.

    2h 34m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Maya LT

    Up and Running with Maya LT

    with George Maestri

    Learn the basics of Maya LT 2016, a 3D modeling and animation tool built especially for game makers.

    3h 24m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2016 New Features

    Maya 2016 New Features

    with Aaron F. Ross

    Find out what's new and improved in Maya 2016, including new transform, sculpting, and brush tools and the redesigned HyperShade editor.

    2h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Animation Techniques: Creating Smooth Motion

    Make your animations "look" right by creating smooth motion, with these software-agnostic tricks from animation expert George Maestri.

    45m 23s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling a Cartoon Character in Maya

    Learn how to use Maya to model a simple cartoon character that can be later rigged and animated in the program of your choice.

    3h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Learn to Texture for 3D

    Learn to Texture for 3D

    with Adam Crespi

    These case studies show how to create four distinct and highly realistic textures, apply your own variations, and link your custom textures to materials in Maya.

    1h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Textures: Formed Concrete

    Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with mental ray in Maya

    Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for 3D artists and Maya users.

    3h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Textures: Brick

    3D Textures: Brick

    with Adam Crespi

    Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.

    1h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with MEL Scripting in Maya

    A quick introduction to Maya's MEL (or Maya Embedded Language) scripting, which can help speed up repetitive tasks and give you access to advanced features.

    1h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

    Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rigging a Winged Animal in Maya

  • view course page for Rigging a Quadruped in Maya

    Learn how to rig a four-legged creature (aka a quadruped) in Maya.

    1h 55m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in 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.

    4h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation: Locomotion

    Learn how to create walk, run, and skip animations that give your character style and subtly move the story along.

    2h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in Maya

  • view course page for Modeling an F1 Wheel in Maya

    Model and render a fully realized Formula 1 steering wheel from an initial product concept sketch.

    2h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in Maya

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.

    3h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Facial Rigging in Maya

    Facial Rigging in Maya

    with Jason Baskin

    Use blend shapes and a joint-based approach to build facial controls that are versatile and easy to use.

    2h 38m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for VFX Techniques: Space Scene 02: Compositing in After Effects

  • view course page for VFX Techniques: Space Scene 01: Maya Animation and Dynamic Simulation

  • view course page for Creating Hair with Maya nHair

    Learn to create, style, animate, and render realistic hair with Maya nHair.

    3h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Printing on Shapeways Using Maya

    Prepare your models in Maya and then send them for 3D printing on Shapeways, an online service that ships reproductions straight to your door.

    1h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers

  • view course page for Creating Fur in Maya

    Creating Fur in Maya

    with Aaron F. Ross

    Create, render, and customize fur and hair for your 3D models in Maya.

    1h 12m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Vehicle Rigging in Maya

    Vehicle Rigging in Maya

    with Adam Crespi

    Learn to rig a car model in Autodesk Maya for use in animation, games, design visualization, and visual effects.

    3h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Fluid Effects in Maya

    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.

    2h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Liquid Simulation in Maya

    Liquid Simulation in Maya

    with Aaron F. Ross

    Bring scenes to life by building realistic fluid simulations in Maya, including foam and bubbles, liquid being poured, and volumetric liquid in a container.

    2h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Learn to Texture for Games

    Learn to create textures and add color, reflectivity, and other surface detail to your games with Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and Adobe Photoshop.

    4h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Working with HumanIK Rigs in Maya

    Find out how to set up the HumanIK rigging system in Autodesk Maya and start creating realistic skeletons for your 3D characters.

    57m 58s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling Vehicles in Maya

    Modeling Vehicles in Maya

    with Ryan Kittleson

    Model a fully detailed Shelby Cobra automobile using both polygon and NURBS techniques.

    4h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Shader Networks in Maya and mental ray

  • view course page for Photorealistic Lighting with Maya and Nuke

  • view course page for Creating Simulations in Maya Dynamics

    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.

    2h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Understanding Maya nCloth

    Understanding Maya nCloth

    with Aaron F. Ross

    Take an in-depth look at nCloth, Maya's toolkit for simulating high-resolution mesh cloth for 3D characters and animations.

    3h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Game Prop Creation in Maya

    Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props and assets, from tools to furniture, in Autodesk Maya.

    9h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites

    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.

    3h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Game Environments in Maya and Photoshop

  • view course page for Character Rigging in Maya

    Character Rigging in Maya

    with George Maestri

    Provides a basic introduction to rigging theory, plus details of how to create professional 3D characters in Maya.

    4h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya

  • view course page for Game Character Creation in Maya

  • view course page for Creating Particle and Fire Effects with Maya

    Shows how to generate stunning special effects simulations in Maya, including exploding fireworks, tumbling snowflakes, and burning flames.

    3h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation: Maya

    Character Animation: Maya

    with George Maestri

    Shows how to animate 3D characters in Maya utilizing the basic principles of animation.

    6h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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