Maya 2009 Essential Training
Maya 2009 Essential Training is designed to provide a strong foundation in this 3D modeling, rendering, and animation tool. George Maestri covers everything from the basics of the interface to bringing models to life with complex animation. He explores object manipulation, NURBS, UV editing, paint effects, and mental ray rendering. George demonstrates Maya's full functionality by building a robot from scratch. Exercise files accompany the course.
- Learning the interface
- Manipulating objects
- Modeling polygonal objects
- Understanding NURBS
- Using paint effects
- Creating and placing realistic textures
- Using mental ray for photorealistic rendering
- Animating objects and characters
(upbeat music) - Hi, I'm George Maestri, and welcome to Maya 2009 essential training. I'm an animation director and producer and I've also authored several books on character animation. This year marks Maya's tenth anniversary, and I've been using Maya since its first beta. I'm always impressed by what it can do. In this essential training course, we'll go over Maya's features, and give you the information needed to hit the ground running. First, we'll tackle the interface and how to manipulate objects so you'll be able to get around in Maya 2009 with confidence and ease.
We'll also get you familiar with polygonal modeling, so that you can turn spheres, cubes, and cylinders into more complex objects. Then, we'll move on to nurbs modeling to learn how to create very organic and smooth surfaces. From there, we'll study some advanced modeling concepts and apply them to a design project where we'll build a robot from scratch. Also take a detailed look at creating and manipulating textures in Maya to give your models added depth and realism. Next, we'll move on to rendering and creating photo-realistic images using Maya software renderer, as well as the more powerful mental ray renderer.
- We'll also explore using paint effects to create lush environments and effects. And finally, we'll animate some scenes in Maya 2009 to bring your models to life. I've tried to make this course both fun and effective to help you understand the potential of Maya. I hope you enjoy it.
Compressor 2.1 Essential Training40,703 Views
Up and Running with Roadway Design for InfraWorks 3604,665 Views
Creative Inspirations: Big Spaceship, Digital Creative Agency235,860 Views
Motion 3 Essential Training523,867 Views
After Effects CS3 Effects701,681 Views
Illustrator CC 2013 One-on-One: Fundamentals1,677,422 Views
Illustrator CC 2013 One-on-One: Mastery301,996 Views
Illustrator CC 2013 One-on-One: Advanced391,930 Views
Edge Animate Essential Training631,228 Views
iOS 8 App Development with Swift 1 Essential Training1,023,538 Views