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  • view course page for Advanced Materials in Maya

    Learn to combine basic materials to create advanced material networks and use mental ray subsurface scattering (SSS) materials in Maya.

    2h 25m
    Advanced
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Granite & Mosaics

    Learn how to mimic the look of granite and terrazzo, two high-end materials for architectural models and visualizations, with Photoshop.

    1h 0m
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Shingles & Siding

    Learn how to build asphalt shingles in a variety of bond patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator.

    57m 50s
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Slate

    3D Textures: Slate

    with Adam Crespi

    Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom slate texture that's great for modeling building interiors (floors) and exteriors (roofs).

    1h 5m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Wood

    3D Textures: Wood

    with Adam Crespi

    Create a realistic wood texture, complete with grain, knots, and whorls, with Photoshop, and apply it to a scene in 3ds Max.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

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

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Metals

    3D Textures: Metals

    with Adam Crespi

    Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator, and link them to materials in 3ds Max.

    1h 13m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

  • view course page for Learning V-Ray for Maya: A Professional Reference Guide

  • 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
     

  • 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 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Maya Essentials 4: Creating Textures and Materials

  • view course page for Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya

  • view course page for Creating Textures and Shaders in Maya

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